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Table saw mobile base station

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Project by Gregg M. posted 07-08-2015 11:24 PM 2330 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table saw base station on wheels last year. I designed it based on others that I had found on the internet (they were a great help). It is built with birch ply and solid maple. I sealed off all openings as best I could to get better dust collection. The bottom is built like a torsion box to help prevent it from warping under the load. The chamber under the saw has a V- shaped duct to act as a collection bin that routes saw dust to the 4” duct out the back. The covers over the saw’s openings in the back and front are attached with rare earth magnets. They need to be removed when tilting the saw blade. The outfeed table is large enough to support the outfeed of a 4×8 sheet of ply. The outfeed table has a durable Formica top that also doubles for small assembly and glue up. The base rolls easily with locking wheels.

The only regret I have is that the base station is about 4 inches too high. I originally designed it high so that I could run pieces across the table saw so that they would not be interfered with by nearby machines. That design works but it makes it a little too high for some types of sawing. I am only 5’8” so it would work well for someone over 6 feet. Overall it has worked well.
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-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com





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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 07-09-2015 03:09 AM

Nice mobile saw base. Now all you need is some sexy push sticks.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 07-09-2015 03:09 PM

very well thought out and executed, I really like this one

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#3 posted 07-09-2015 04:27 PM

Nicely done. I’m getting ready to start a similar project. Thanks for the ideas!

-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#4 posted 07-09-2015 05:14 PM

I really like this, wish i had seen it beforr i built mine last year, yours is better arranged. Time to dismantle mine and start anew!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#5 posted 07-10-2015 03:21 PM

Excellent. Thanks for posting!

-- Mike Funke

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#6 posted 07-11-2015 05:12 PM

Very well thought out table saw work station. I am in the design process of something very similar and am having a hard time determining what the ideal work height should be. Can you tell me what is the distance from the floor to the top of the table? I am also 5’8” so this will help resolve one issue I’m struggling with as far as design goes.

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#7 posted 07-18-2015 06:58 PM

The distance from floor to top on saw table is 41”. About 3-4” too high.


Very well thought out table saw work station. I am in the design process of something very similar and am having a hard time determining what the ideal work height should be. Can you tell me what is the distance from the floor to the top of the table? I am also 5 8” so this will help resolve one issue I m struggling with as far as design goes.

- mgbgt


-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

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