Now that I have got the new saw pretty much dialed in, I’m ready to tackle the remainder of the power tools and arrange the shop for maximum ease in operation.
This is the old saw and out feed table that I started with on my woodworking journey. As you can see, it takes up a lot of space in my cramped shop. With the saw stationed here I just barely could close the door.
I recently bought a new Grizzly G0690 cabinet saw and lowered it to meet my requirements for comfort, safety and ease of operation.
I used to store the shaper/router and the bandsaw here in front of the lumber rack. They were always in the way and to be used I had to roll them out on the drive way. I won’t even discuss the pain to get to a piece of wood.
As you can see, this was the normal operation for work in my shop. During bad weather, I was only able the aggravate lumberjocks via computer as I could not work in the shop.Soooo…..
I lowered the shaper/router 5 inches and dropped the bandsaw a tiny bit more to be my new out feed table.
And since both the band saw and the shaper/router have cast iron tops, when I lowered them,I made sure nothing would interfere with the miter slots.
With the bandsaw on the left side, there were just to many problems. The main problem is when doing sheet goods, the distance needed on the left side of the table saw varies too much. But I need the band saw here because of the 220v plug.
So, I swapped places with the shaper/router and the band saw. Now with the band saw here, I have the 220v plug, the shaper/router is much more handy and requires much less moving when being used for an out feed table. And when needed, I just pull it out like a drawer and get the clearance needed for rails and stiles etc.
The band saw almost never will need to be moved as the blade is out of the way of the out feed boards,and It will only need to be relocated is I need to cut long material. I will need to move it to drag out the sheet goods stored behind it.
This series will be an on going blog as I rearrange things for ease of operation and safety for me and any others using my shop.
Enjoy and any and all comments pro or con are appreciated.
PS..Remember, if it isn’t a comfortable shop, it isn’t a safe shop, especially for the disabled.