How to make a saw-blade trivet

Date:22 September 2017 Tags:, , , , ,

In ten minutes, you can turn an old saw blade into a place to put hot dishes without scarring your table or countertop. Here’s how to upcycle a saw-blade and make a trivet.

By Nick Moreau

This DIY is brought to you in association with Mica.


  • one old saw blade
  • three 6 x 20 mm hex bolts
  • three 6 mm washers
  • three 6 mm nuts
  • three 6 mm capnuts


  • Pencil
  • Centrex punch
  • Drill and 8 mm twist bit
  • File or bench grinder
  • Protractor or Speed Square with degree markings

How to make a saw-blade trivet

Step 1

Dull the teeth of the saw blade with a file or a bench grinder.

Step 2

Use a protractor to mark three lines from the centre of the blade, 120 degrees apart.

Step 3

Measure 22 mm in from the outside edge of the blade on each line. Mark with a centre punch.

Step 4

Use a drill and 8 mm twist bit to make a hole at each punch.

Step 5

Thread a bolt through each hole. Add a washer and nut on the underside of each bolt and tighten.

Step 6

Thread a capnut on the bottom of each bolt.

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