|Project by cso||posted 08-14-2011 02:52 AM||4676 views||38 times favorited||13 comments|
Built this following the Wood magazine plans by Jeff Norris. I modified things a bit since the table is a bit wider than the Jet saw in the example used in the article. The top is 2 layers of 3/4MDF and covered with the basic in-stock black laminate from HD. The shiny black laminate Sawstop uses is special order and is twice the price. I have some superficial scratches on the shiny stuff so I decided to save my money and go with the matte finish which was in the store. The biggest problem I had to overcome was the support for the top in the front section as it is quite a span. I used lots of reinforcement and ended up with about a sixteenth of an inch sag in the middle. The back rail bracket supports it a little when in the outfeed position so it works fine. Makes life a lot easier when ripping long boards and cutting plywood! Plus, it gives me another table to use for assembly.