|Project by ontheworkbench||posted 02-28-2016 04:47 AM||1560 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
Over the last few years I have been accumulating a number of benchtop power tools but storing them under my workbench. I would then have to get each tool out and set it up then put it away when finished. As the number of tools has grown, the amount of time this takes has bothered me more and more. I looked around here and YouTube but could not find anything similar to what I kept thinking. The idea evolved several times in my head and on paper before I could finalize the design.
This workbench/power tool station features my miter saw, sander, jointer, scroll saw, and planer. A light was also added for good measure. The bench has a built in outlet under the main table top to make the whole bench plug in with a single plug. I should note just for the sake of completness that my wiring and extension cord would be insufficient if I had all the tools running at the same time, but as a one man operation, that simply won’t happen. All of the tools can be used now with minimal setup to their full capacity. I can cut 8’+ lumber in half on the miter saw, joint wood up to the maximum size of my jointer, and pull out my planer to quickly plane a piece down.
Perhaps the most tedious part of this was trying to plan how each tool could be placed so as to not interfere with each other and have a logical order. For example this meant that the planer needed to be opposite the jointer, the miter saw roughly centered, and the scroll saw on an end for ease of sitting. I also put it on wheels to roll around my shop too!
Here is the build video; enjoy!