|Project by Gregg M.||posted 07-08-2015 11:24 PM||2527 views||10 times favorited||7 comments|
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.
-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com