Benchtop Sander Table - Downdraft Table

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Blog entry by Daris posted 09-06-2012 02:37 PM 6572 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed a downdraft / sander table that I built. It was actually a pretty easy project. Here is a video of what I did to make it. You can check out more about this over at my site:

Youtube Link:

Here is the completed project.

Benchtop Sander Table Completed

-- Daris, Indianapolis,

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#1 posted 09-06-2012 03:52 PM

Great instructional video!!!!

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 05:58 PM

Daris: First of all, thanks for taking the time to create and post your video, I enjoyed watching it. There was one thing that set off an alarm for me, and I hate to be ”that guy”, but you should never use your rip fence to crosscut like that on the table saw. Use your miter gauge or a crosscut sled. Watch the video again and you will see at the end of your last crosscut the board cocks sideways just a bit. If that had happened during the cut, you may have had to make a trip to the emergency room…


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#3 posted 09-06-2012 07:05 PM

Boy! you beat me to the punch Stevenmadden, That is a very dangerious operation on the table saw. A very, very long time ago I did the very same thing and almost lost my fingers when the board pinched. When I say a long time ago, I was just starting off in woodworking.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#4 posted 09-11-2012 07:02 AM

i didn’t want to be the first to say that, but ya crosscutting like that is really dangerous

-- Ben L

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