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Let's roll . . . the saw around the shop!

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Project by CoolDavion posted 10-05-2010 12:49 AM 2651 views 8 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since my shop is also a dual vehicle domicile (2 car garage), I needed to make make my table saw a little more mobile. Some scrap wood, a piece of conduit and around $20 in supplies (castors and hinges) and it gets the job done. It took me a couple hours.

I utilized the existing holes in the stand. The only thing I would/may change it to put a longer board that the wheels are mounted on, it can be a little tippy, but is best if I pull from the ends where boards are mounted on.

edit: it is set up so that if I unhook the conduit from the “c” the saw sits on it’s feet. So it rolls around but is also stable for use.

Comments welcome.

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NBeener

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#1 posted 10-05-2010 12:56 AM

Form follows function.

Nicely done !

Recently, I stuck my TS and my router table up on some fairly good quality casters.

The TS is on a Ridgid shop stand; the router table is on an HF stand. I did NOT use any wood. I simply bored out the holes where the feet were, and threaded the casters in place.

The TS is solid. The router table’s legs want to splay inward … unless I flip the wheels toward the outside OF the stand, when I lock them.

So … platforms are a good idea … where any substantial weight is concerned … unless you bought good stands, to begin with.

Your solution solved the problem quite nicely !

-- -- Neil

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Houtje

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#2 posted 10-05-2010 05:12 AM

That’s a good idea…
Still have to do these kinds of jobs.

Thanks for sharing

houtje

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