|Project by Michael J||posted 06-13-2011 03:53 AM||23505 views||26 times favorited||14 comments|
My table saw is a Bosch 4100 portable contractor saw. I am relatively new to woodworking and it seemed like a good choice at the time to get started with before committing to a full size cabinet saw, especially since my shop resides in my 2 car garage. With a think kerf Forrest II blade, zero clearance insert, crosscut sled and a dust collector bag underneath, I have not felt very limited yet as to what I’ve been able to do with this saw. I purchased the Bosch add-on side and outfeed table extensions, but those were of an open air design.
After using them for awhile, the open air design seemed like such a waste of space, so I starting thinking about ways to improve them. This is the design I came up with to make a larger table workspace. In addition, I was able to add a fold up table to increase the infeed depth when using my crosscut sled with it’s side extension for long boards. This allows me to get a full panel in the sled and move it back far enough in front of the blade safely without having to balance it on the table in front of the blade like I’ve done before. Believe me, these weren’t the safest cuts I’ve ever made on this saw. Overall, I’m very happy with how it came out and its been a nice modification that might put off the purchase of that cabinet saw a bit further into the future. Thanks for looking!
-- Mike Minneapolis, MN