|Project by russv||posted 10-24-2009 05:25 PM||4509 views||23 times favorited||18 comments|
Ok, let’s talk Tablesaw. I bought a Rigid TS2424 contractors saw several years ago. I wanted to make it better since it would never leave my shop. I wanted it to have storage, an Incra fence system, a router table built in, and dust collection. I also wanted to be able to move it easily but have it level and stable when I use it. The top needed to be large enough to handle full sheets of plywood.
I looked at every magazine and plan I could find. Here is the result. I’ve used it for about 7 years now and have been really happy with it. I’m in my second shop with it (moved once, a story for another time) and it fits this shop’s needs as well. I basically built three cabinets and bolted them together. The dimensions of the saw are 74”L x 27”D x 37”H. I made a caster system that lifts up so it sets on some heavy duty levelers or put down to roll it around. There is dust control on the back for both the TS & router table. I have plenty of drawer storage and peg board hanging space. I also mounted a cheap jigsaw on a plate and use it in my router table to do cutouts that can’t be done on my bandsaw or scrollsaw.
more to come
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