Revised table saw

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Project by Cathy Krumrei posted 01-27-2009 04:19 PM 2724 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I brought my smaller table saw back into the shop. The one Darryl bought…it’s just scares I don’t use it. Then of course I had to yell “oh HONEY” if I need to have something cut. So problem solved. I am comfortable using this table saw and since having wheels on our shop machines allows us to use only the ones we need. Of course I had only 3 wheels..other one must have rolled I added the 2 wheels on one side then added a block of wood to attach the legs to the other side. (yes..perfectly level!) So this morning I went to move it..ok works like a charm..EXCEPT grabbing the bar to move it was hard on the hands. It is a small saw but still…that hurts! So back to the drawing board…ahHA! I used a pvc pipe which I marked right down the middle on one side. Used the dremal to cut the line side out. Then I measured..twice..and cut the pvc..then used a hammer to tap it on the metal piece. Now I have a movable table saw without gritting my teeth when I want to move it. The wheels don’t have locks..but I’ll get the correct ones later so it won’t move when I am sawing. At least I know the rest works great. I could have used a handle..but I think that went with the other wheel! I don’t know why companies don’t think of these simple designs that would make things go so much easier, but then again..I wouldn’t have had something to do! Now, I can do some projects that I wanted to learn on some tools I had I don’t have to yell “OH HONEY”. Makes us both happy…

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#1 posted 01-27-2009 04:27 PM

way to go cathy. you come up with some good ideas.

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#2 posted 01-27-2009 04:48 PM

Amen…IMHO Power tools should do two things… (a) allow for accuracy and ease of operations that would have to otherwise be done with hand tools and (b) Except in the largest (almost production shop environments) be mobile…I’ve had my table saw on a “cart” of this type for years…Really like the two caster approach…and “if” you do end up sometimes on uneven surfaces the two “blocked” legs can easily be shimed…

The PVC handle….well, I think I’m just going to “copy that one” what a neat idea…

-- Mike

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#3 posted 01-27-2009 04:52 PM

Heck Cathy – great idea and now you have a peg leg pirate in your shop.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#4 posted 01-27-2009 05:34 PM

Great Idea, Cathy!

I had to chuckle when you said “perfectly level”. My shop is so small that I had to make the outfeed side of the saw higher than the infeed side so longer stock would clear the fence on my miter saw and the right side is higher than the left side so that wider stock will pass above the lathe bed.

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#5 posted 01-27-2009 06:56 PM

Great idea Cathy. To prevent movement, you might want to glue some rubber matting to the bottom of the wood blocks to prevent them from sliding across your floor.

-- Scott in Texas

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#6 posted 01-27-2009 07:44 PM

Looks like it works well but don’t you crack you shins on that lower frame? How about a couple of wheel barrow type handles on each side that fold, slide back in or easily detach? It would be even easier to move that way. My router table/cabinet works the same way wheels on one side and blocks on the other. It is the same height as my table saw so when I need extra support there it does double duty.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 01-27-2009 11:48 PM

I can push it up against our larger table that the big saw has for cutting longer pieces and as a work top. My table saw is higher as it wasn’t made for mine. I can put it right in a corner spot and it won’t move when I cut. Perfect! If it so happens , we both are using the table saws putting rubber on them sounds like a great idea also LesB, the lower frame doesn’t come near my legs as the table is wide so that’s not a problem and I don’t stand that close to the table to use it. I’ve moved it around serveral places and the pvc pipe does work awesome. I don’t have any wheelbarrow handles but that’s a good idea too.
If I have a long board I have 2 choices…use the miter saw or use my board roller holder. Most times, I have scraps to use up. Also the shop floor is heated and pretty level so no need for shimming. That’s why I used a level before making the blocks up. Also, I do like to be able to enjoy being in the shop and have things easy and organized when I start project, then I clean and put everything away for the next time. I think hubby likes to make himself miserable…LOL Also, I can shut the door while he’s in there..LOL Justdoit…I also had built a cart for our sander awhile back. Keeps things so much handier and gives us more room by being able to push it here or there. Also, less apt to run into something that your not using. Glad to share something I did and thanks for the comments. Larry…cute..LOL

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#8 posted 01-28-2009 04:38 AM

Great thinking once again Cathy. The hands may be out but the brain is still at home and working. BBSG
Is the saw any where near the lathe?

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 02-07-2009 06:29 PM

Cool idea!

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#10 posted 10-06-2009 07:54 PM

I did the same sort of thing to a BBQ smoker a friend of mine welded up a while back. Did you set screw the wooden feet into place? If not I suggest it. Not sure how much difference you are going to see indoors versus out, but the feet kept falling off of mine until I ran a set screw through it…

Now just out of my stupid curiosity. Just how small is that saw? I am guessing that is one of the Delta Benchtop jobs. A friend of mine burned up 3 of them. (Trust me, no fault of the saw, this guy is HARD on power tools!).

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#11 posted 10-06-2009 08:02 PM

I’ve got my big grizzly on wheels….its a must in my shop also…..You are on the right track….I would definitely opt for locking wheels….or put good levelers on the two legs without wheels…..that saw doesn’t look that heavy….(mine is 700+lbs – and I’ve put some massive wheels on it…with hardwood stretchers…)....great job!

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