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Table Saw Cabinet Project #3: Basic Package Layout with Outfeed Table/Vise Idea

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Blog entry by Siegel_KenEvil posted 09-23-2010 09:12 PM 4193 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Another part modeled up Part 3 of Table Saw Cabinet Project series Part 4: Lifting Mechanism Concept Complete »

Here’s my update. The base is a torsion box that doubles as a muffler for the compressor and shop vac.

FV

Vise Closed

Vise Open

-- Scott



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dub560

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#1 posted 09-23-2010 09:32 PM

looking good ma’ man

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#2 posted 09-23-2010 11:50 PM

Very cool. I like the outfeed support/vise. Do you plan to put the whole set-up on wheels, or will it be pretty stationary?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 09-23-2010 11:58 PM

Unless you have a large shop space, I strongly recommend putting it on wheels. Adding wheels to my Delta Contractor Saw was one of the best improvements I have made to my shop, both in terms of use of shop space and versatility for dealing with large materials with various cuts.

-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA

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#4 posted 09-24-2010 12:03 AM

Kind of wondering about whether you want to have the compressor on this stand. When the thing runs, it creates a lot of vibration. Could that throw your equipment out of alignment / tune? Could it add extra wear on the saw and router? Does it really fit below the saw cabinet?

Depending on your fence arrangement, you may also want to have the router closer to the saw. I originally assumed I would put it on the right side of the extension table, as you have it, but by putting it close to the saw I do not have to reconfigure the fence placement to use it with the router. I am using an Incra TS-LS fence, but I think it would be the same situation with my former Unifence, and perhaps others.

-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA

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Siegel_KenEvil

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#5 posted 09-24-2010 02:28 AM

Great feedback! I’ll dwell on it for a while. It’s definitely going to have wheels but they must be retractable. I’ve been studying different designs. Maybe I’ll try to figure that out next.

-- Scott

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#6 posted 09-24-2010 02:56 PM

Good looking design. I built a very similar mobile table saw sled that based loosely from this design. It does a nice job of keeping things mobile without launching the table saw another 6 inches in height.

http://benchmark.20m.com/tools/Unisaw/UnisawMobileBase/MobileBaseDesignGuide.pdf

I beefed up the assembly quite a bit with 1/4” by 2” angle iron. I purchased a pair of heavy duty toggle clamps from Amazon for about $15 a piece. So far it has held up very well.

Good luck

-- Working on a retirement hobby, only 30 more years to practice!

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#7 posted 09-24-2010 03:07 PM

Neat idea.

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#8 posted 09-24-2010 10:59 PM

I replaced one of the pipe clamps with a drawer slide because I don’t have three hands. Considering using a chain from a garage door opener but it seems like a hassle.

-- Scott

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#9 posted 09-25-2010 01:10 AM

Wheels or no wheels! I have wrestled with this myself as I go through my shop upgrade. Though wheels on equipment are usually useful, even in a large shop, my own choice was to forgo the wheels for my table saw and outfeed table. These items are the centerpiece of the woodworker’s domain, both in terms of physical location and also in terms of frequency of use. No only do mine not have wheels, I have actually bolted my saw to my concrete floor (with pads) to minimize vibration. This is definitely a matter of personal preference.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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