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Blog series by Brazz04 updated 12-25-2017 09:40 PM 5 parts 6534 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Framing

05-16-2017 01:48 AM by Brazz04 | 0 comments »

I have been planning a table saw station to combine my saw, router, and a downdraft table into one area in my garage workshop. After a lot of planning on SketchUp, I finally got around to building it. First I started by framing the station up from the plans I had come up with. Once completed, I will add dust collection as well as electrical for each area of the station. The casters are under the table now but I have plans to make a caster system that will let me raise and lower the statio...

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Part 2: Saw Installation

05-16-2017 01:56 AM by Brazz04 | 1 comment »

I laminated 3/4” plywood and a 3/4” sheet of melamine to form the top of the station. Then I cut the opening for the table saw to be mounted into. I used some planed down 2×4’s to mount and level the saw to the top. Finally on the update, I mounted the rails and the fence. Up next is cutting the router opening, adding the vise, and adding some trim around the top melamine.

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Part 3: Trim, Vise, Dust Manifold

05-19-2017 01:24 AM by Brazz04 | 2 comments »

I got some more shop time today and installed the trim to help protect the melamine edges. I also completed the dust manifold to quickly change to different parts of the table saw station. I used rare earth magnets epoxied into the wood to hold the manifold firmly in place.

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Part 4: Casters and Base

07-08-2017 06:55 PM by Brazz04 | 2 comments »

I got some time to finish up the casters and base over the last few days. The base is now complete so when the station is lowered, it sits on a very solid base. The casters are mounted to three laminated sheets of plywood, and raised using a 5” bolt that was threaded into the plywood. The bolt then pushes on a wooden rod that extends the caster down on the floor. It seems to work well and only takes a few minutes to raise the station, move it to a new location, and lower back onto t...

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Part 5: Downdraft and Electrical

12-25-2017 09:40 PM by Brazz04 | 0 comments »

I finally got around to finishing up the table saw station, but I forgot to take many pictures! I installed the electrical for the saw and router as well as added an outlet to plug in the random orbit sander. Finally, I added the downdraft sanding chute and drilled the holes in the top. The final addition was a smaller version of the dust 4” dust vent selector. I used a 2.5” adapter that can used either at the router fence or can be hooked directly to the random orbit sander f...

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