Table Saw? Router? or Work Bench?

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Project by puzzled posted 1938 days ago 14928 views 30 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What are the two things that almost every wood worker needs more of….if you said tools and space you are correct. I had the tools but I don’t have the space right now. I had a bench top table saw but the table wasn’t as big as I would have liked. I needed a router table and a work bench, so I decided to combine the three and this is what I came up with. The top is 32”x72” built with 3/4” maple ply and trimmed in oak; the base is built with 2”x6” pine and it roles on 3” locking casters. Here are the different parts…Old bench top table saw, Delta T2 fence, Incra V27 Mitre Gauge w/ Incra tracks, Freud router w/ Pinnacle plate. It took me about a week to finish the project. Thanks for looking.

-- -- Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of a woodturner.

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#1 posted 1938 days ago

The answer to your question in the subject line is clearly YES!
Great job.

-- Kate,

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#2 posted 1938 days ago

Looks like a very practical solution to a real problem. Of course, now you’ll need to clean off the bench to use the table saw, but you probably had that problem already with a bench TS. Looks good!

-- Chris

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#3 posted 1938 days ago

Great job! Do you use an extension face on the miter gauge since the slot is farther from the blade?

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#4 posted 1938 days ago

nicely done!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 1938 days ago

It really solved your space issue. I can`t wait to see it.
I know alot of thought went in to it.
Great execution also!

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#6 posted 1938 days ago

Well planned an good workmanship.


-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1938 days ago

wow, and I thought my TS/router combo was good ( well…. actually, I really like it ) and original. Nice job!

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#8 posted 1938 days ago

Nice solution to the space problem. Better solution to the small table of table saw problem.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 1938 days ago

That is absolutely brilliant… nicely done!

-- Ryno

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#10 posted 1936 days ago

That is awesome. Very well done!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#11 posted 1935 days ago

I’m in the same position and have been contemplating exactly what you have built for some time now. Thank you for building it, it looks great!

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#12 posted 1920 days ago

great design, I myself am lookng for space saving/ dual purpose equipment. Did you do a plan for it? how did you arrive at your measurements. I would like to try to build it.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#13 posted 1796 days ago

Thats a great design!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 1709 days ago

What is the brand of your tablesaw??? very nice job!!!

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#15 posted 1214 days ago

This is exactly what I need… What’s the under side of the table top look like? Do you have any problems with racking?

-- Have tools, will work for wood.

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