Mobile Table Saw, Miter Saw, Downdraft stand

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Project by Holbs posted 11-28-2014 12:31 AM 7593 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here, yet again, is another utilitarian project to help organize my precious garage real estate. A triple purpose combo mobile base. Storage underneath my Bosch 4100 table saw for dado sets, push sticks, grr-rippers, saw blades, and misc in the 2 drawers. Off to the left side, storage for blade inserts (more to come down the road) and for my Incra miter gauge. With more storage potential underneath the extension wing when I figure out what else should go there (a sled, perhaps). Also, a 5” HVAC ducting underneath the saw blade itself (still gotta figure out how to properly seal the front/rear arc holes…but no biggy since I will temp use duct tape) which feeds into a 6×5x4 wye (the 4” is capped off for future overhead dust collection).
The miter saw is flush with the table saw so I can use the table saw fence as an auxiliary fence. I can also use a 4’ outfeed table piece for left handed support table, as these outfeed tables are not attached to anything so they can be multi-purposed (also doubles as my planer/jointer infeed/outfeed tables). The miter saw itself is on a fliptop to be stowed underneath when needs to be out of the way for table saw usage.
Then I added a downdraft table with 6” HVAC ducting underneath. Was unsure what to put in this spot for a time, til it just seemed “healthier” to have a downdraft table for sanding. This will also double as dust collection for my miter saw eventually.
The frame work is 4”x4” base with multitude of floating tenons on 5” castors. I debated adding more shelves here and there, but weight became a concern to keep it mobile (I do wheel everything outside to wash the floor at times). I can detach the 6” HVAC main feed to this structure to move the base around as I’m just sealing the one joint with duct tape til I can figure out how to make it more… professional, but for now it just works. All other HVAC joints have been since sealed with grey goopie stuff.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-28-2014 01:01 AM

Excellent way to put all those ideas into that project!!Very nice job! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-28-2014 01:07 AM

just to give an idea of why I needed something ASAP.. here is my old table saw stand. Deplorable :)

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#3 posted 11-28-2014 03:09 AM

Great project, many tools concentrates
in little space. Compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#4 posted 11-28-2014 04:16 AM

Very Nice Indeed! Well Done!


-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 11-28-2014 06:25 AM

You could try using some bristle weather strip to cover the arcs in the tablesaw. something like this stuff:

It won’t be airtight but it will help a lot, considering that what it’s designed for is preventing air movement. :)

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#6 posted 11-28-2014 08:37 AM

How does your set-up perform re: dust collection? I use a 4100 as well, but on the OEM folding stand, and it throws so much dust that using it in the garage isn’t an option. I’m wondering if you’ve successfully closed off the bottom and thereby contained that end of the dust problem.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#7 posted 11-28-2014 03:21 PM

Nice little monster. would be handy even if floor space isn’t at a premium. That looks like an automotive floor jack underneath. Could you describe what you do to move it?

-- "Experience is what you get the day after you needed it" Mark Twain

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#8 posted 11-28-2014 03:30 PM

Fuidg… I have not yet sealed the bottom of the 4100. I have some ideas. I can take the black base / foot stand off leaving a flat surface (instead of curved). But I would have to raise it again with some plywood about an 1” or 1.5” because the bottom of the saw blade cover will sit below the flush line. I do not want to use spray foam or something that inhibits me from getting back underneath for general cleaning.
My situation is different from your’s as you have the gravity stand. There is a project here on LJ’s by juicegoose about bosch 4100 and stand dust collection that might be useful.

William… I might make 2 sets of arc hole covers from plywood: one for 90 degree cuts and one for 45 degree cuts. Any other degree of cuts, I’ll just have to leave uncovered temporarily.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#9 posted 11-28-2014 03:33 PM

Elder… the structure sits on 4×5” castor wheels…so I can just push it around when needed. I used the car jack to precisely level the table saw to the miter saw as I took 1/32” off the 2×4’s underneath the saw cabinet, step by step.
Just looked at my pictures. Yes, the saw cabinet actually sits ontop of 2 pieces of 2×4. I could not see any other way when I started this project to precisely flush the table saw to miter saw.
Here ya go.. just snapped a picture:
(good thing I just did this. I notice I have 2 more duct tape seams to grey goop, and to level out the ducting itself)

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#10 posted 11-28-2014 03:40 PM

What a beast. Well thought out.

-- Bryan

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#11 posted 11-28-2014 09:57 PM

What a cool and organized set up Bravo!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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