|Project by James||posted 06-05-2009 03:00 AM||2549 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my table saw / router table workbench. It’s on wheels, and slides back into the wall to match countertops that line two walls of my 2 car garage.
When I built this it was all free material leftover from a job. I built it rather quickly and didnt have a lot of 2×4’s so it has sagged in the middle a little bit. But hey I had zero cost in material and this bench has served me quite well over the years.
The table saw has a little dust chute that traps falling sawdust and chips into a tray that can be removed and dumped. My fence is just a 2×4 with oak runners underneath that slide into routed tracks. Yeah, I have to measure distance to the blade each time i change rip widths, but when I upgrade my saw and router table I plan to build a new table and go all out with metal miter gauge tracks locking knobs fancy fences the whole 9 yards.
For those with cramped space I highly reccomend going with something like this. Probably the best thing I’ve ever dreamed up. Beats unfolding saw and table stands just to make a few cuts and then folding them back up and storing them. Looks nice too when you clean the garage up and tuck it away against the wall for get-togethers.
Its not real fancy yet, but when my four kids all move out (youngest is 4!) and I can afford the fancy stuff, it should be pretty slick.
-- James, Bluffton, IN