I recently built a router table and when I was taking measurements around the shop to determine how tall to make it I realized something about my shop: my table saw is on blocks, my workbench is on blocks, my radial arm saw table is jacked up to about chest hight on the highest adjustment of an extendable stand…
Seems that without ever thinking about it I made all my surfaces taller than average. But here’s the thing: I’m only 5’8”. I am not really very tall. I just like the tables and surfaces higher up. I don’t like bending over all day and I have found comfortable heights for my machinery which seem to be higher than average.
What have you found works for you height-wise? How tall are you and how tall are your tools? Am I the only average-height guy who stands at an average table saw and feels like it is too low?
Next time I am at the shop I will get you some numbers.
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