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Project by IceCactus posted 10-20-2011 06:40 AM 3351 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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So its not made of wood. But its my most recent finished project that is related. I designed and built it to hold my new Grizzly table saw which you can see in the background. My dad came over and welded it up for me this past weekend. Took us all day to make it.

Its got a pivoting end to solve any issues of flexing and knocking the incra fence out of alignment. I am VERY please at how it turned out…this is really my first project i have done in steel. Its very heavy, close to 150lbs. A bit overkill but i the dimensions worked out better to use 2×4 steel. So it really didnt cost me much more and its super heavy duty.

I am going to put some 3/4 plywood in the bottom and after i get the saw in there, maybe put some bolts that i can screw down to the ground to make it rock solid once in position. I figured i would try it first and see if its actually needed.





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#1 posted 10-20-2011 07:49 AM

Looks very nice. I think that it should do the job.

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#2 posted 10-20-2011 08:37 AM

That’s not a cheap skate! Definately should do the job.

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#3 posted 08-27-2013 12:29 AM

I just saw your mobile base for the grizzly table saw and would like to know how it all turned out. Maybe include some pics. I did the same thing with my table saw and had a small balance issue at first . Did you experience the same? Thanks for your post.

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#4 posted 08-28-2013 04:04 PM

It turned out and works very well. I am making a table saw workstation. Its been a long time in the making and is taking me forever to make. Hopefully I’ll have it done by the end of the year. I will post some pics in a seperate project once its complete.

What do you mean by a balance issue? like the saw vibrating or the platform tipping?

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#5 posted 02-20-2014 09:54 AM

IceCactus, sorry it took so long to respond. The balance issue had to do with the wheels on the front of the saw being mounted too far back resulting in the possibility of the saw tipping if I should hit a cord or piece of wood on the ground while pulling the saw back towards me. I’ve since resolved the issue by moving the wheels further away from the saw making it much more stable. I would like to post some pics as soon as I learn how. I’m really new to LJ as well as any kind of computer chat like stuffs. Have you posted any pics of your saw lately? Your the only one ,other than myself, that’s built a mobile base like that. I got the idea from a drawing in an add in the back of a wood mag. If you respond I promise not to wait 175 days respond.

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#6 posted 02-20-2014 09:58 AM

IceCactus, sorry it took so long to respond. The balance issue had to do with the wheels on the front of the saw being mounted too far back resulting in the possibility of the saw tipping if I should hit a cord or piece of wood on the ground while pulling the saw back towards me. I’ve since resolved the issue by moving the wheels further away from the saw making it much more stable. I would like to post some pics as soon as I learn how. I’m really new to LJ as well as any kind of computer chat like stuffs. Have you posted any pics of your saw lately? Your the only one ,other than myself, that’s built a mobile base like that. I got the idea from a drawing in an add in the back of a wood mag. If you respond I promise not to wait 175 days respond.

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#7 posted 02-20-2014 03:50 PM

Jetlag,

I am still working on it. It’s taking me much longer then I expected to complete this project. Part of the problem though is I continue to add more stuff to it.

I too found the base to be a bit on the tippy side when hitting a cord or expansion joint in the concrete. It wouldn’t ever tip, but I didn’t like the feel. So I took everything apart and cut off the mounts for the casters and made up some new mounts which extend out much further. At the same time i decided to upgrade the wheels to a much heavier duty caster and also drop the whole platform 1” lower to the ground. The old casters were 300 lbs rating. The new casters are 1200 lbs each! I attached a pic below as a teaser :) Once I’m complete I will create a new project listing for it.

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#8 posted 02-20-2014 07:14 PM

That’s awesome. Can’t beat good casters. I’ve learned to never skimp on the casters. It looks like you have the bench dog router table with an incra lift in it? I have the same. Love it. As soon as I learn how ill post some pics of mine. Can’t wait to see it finished. Mine too took a long time. Great job!

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#9 posted 02-27-2014 08:11 AM

IceCactus, I’m trying to post photos of my saw but failing miserably. Sorry about this. Hopefully I’ll get it right soon.

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#10 posted 02-27-2014 08:49 PM

Wow, your workstation looks awesome! You must have edited your post. As the email i got from Lumberjocks had links to images. I was able to see those links and look at your album on Photobucket. Very impressed!

Its kinda crazy how similar yet different our workstations are. During the design phase I had to make a lot of choices as to which route i would go with the design. You took the opposite choice as I did in many parts of your design. Its really neat to see how those choices I decided not to go with turned out on yours.

I wish i had the room on mine for the small drawers next to the router. I am second guessing my decision to keep the cabinets flush with the platform. My cabinets are not as deep as yours, and so i don’t have the room to do that.

What is the vacuum hose for on the left side of the saw? Does it go back around to the router table?

Also, post some pics of the back of the workstation if you can…I’m very curious as to how your did your dust collection setup. That’s what I am going to tackle next.

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#11 posted 02-28-2014 01:21 AM

Thanks for the reply. I did edit the post but thought you wouldn’t be able to see any images. The problem I’m having is I can’t seem to be able to reduce the size of the pics to 640 width before posting them on LJ. This results in the pics being too big and you can’t see the whole image. Very frustrating. I’m on an iPad only. No computer. Some say it can be done on an iPad, some say no. I’m a beginner so if you have any advise it would be appreciated. The dust hose left of the blade is for picking up the dust that shoots off the blade when I’m just trimming off the edge of the material. An 1/8 of an inch or less.You know how it shoots back at a slight angle and gets all over the front of you and the floor? Well, I’ll be fastening a piece of thin ply on the bottom the dust catch at the end of the hose with some rare-earth magnates to stick to the top when I’m making those kinds of cuts. The other end is connected to a blast gate I can work with my foot. Eventually the hose will hang within easy reach to pull out when needed and put back when not. It’s a work in progress with changes and improovments being added as I use it. You know what I’m talking about. Can you explain more as to what you did different and why? I’ll try again with some pics. The opening just to the right of the cabinet is for an open drawer to slide out with saw blades and wrenches for blade changes. It’s where the cord is coiled up right now but will end up being stored on the back of the saw.
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I hope these pics answer any questions. I have two dc’s so I wanted to be able to provide complete dust collection to the whole work station from one dc or the other depending on what I’m working on. Since I have duct running back along the walls on both sides of the garage, one to pick up the jointer and band saw on one wall and the chop saw, drill press, lathe and sanders on the other; I wanted the work station to be able to hook up from either side. I don’t run both to the work station at the same time. That would defeat the purpose. This is the most I’ve typed in 20 years.

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#12 posted 02-28-2014 01:33 AM

The pics are grainy. But as you can see from the last pic I solved the tipping issue. I don’t have any problems with the mobile base at all. Again, other than you and I , I have not seen any one else try the pivoting tressle foot solution to dealing with a very uneven floor. I think it’s the best way other than flattening the floor. So props to you bra! Keep me posted on your progress.

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#13 posted 02-28-2014 07:18 PM

Thanks for the pics! Great shop. That’s funny, I am planning on storing the saw under a bench that holds my miter saw and radial arm saw just like your doing! Great minds think alike eh?

The dust hose on the left is GENIUS. I know exactly what your talking about. I don’t know if you noticed, but I have a saw stop dust guard on my grizzly. I fabbed up the saw stop riving knife to fit my grizzly. Was harder then i had anticipated but it works great EXCEPT for trimming. I was really surprised by how much dust gets thrown off.

Might have to steal that idea and your dust collector manifold box idea.

A couple things i did different that i see right off the bat are

1) Metal Frame – I considered angle but liked the box tube steel look, and i figured it would twist less.
2) Cabinet depth – I thought about making the cabinets deeper, so they were the size of the saw table like you did, but opted to keep them 24”, the size of the platform. This was just purely for looks.

3) I opted to have the cabinets hold up the extension table, instead of doing a bracket for the legs like you did. I thought it would be less complicated to build.

4) One large drawer on bottom vs splitting it into 2. I decided to go the 2 route, and make one blade storage and then 3 drawers of the same size.

5) Small drawers under router table – i opted to just got a large cabinet and a large drawer. I didn’t feel I had the room to make the drawers. If I had closer to 27” like you do, i would have gone the drawer route.

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#14 posted 02-28-2014 11:17 PM

Genius huh? Not me. I stole that idea from someone else on LJ who was pimping out his saw stop. I take what works for me and leave what doesn’t. I thought you might benefit from one idea that is awesome developed by a guy named Phil Thein. It’s the seperator baffle in the collection cans on both dc’s. Here’s some pics. I hope you can make out how fine the particles are that came from the can and stays in the can. This simple little mod is nothing less than Bad@$$ bitchin! Just google Phil thien seperator baffle and his site will give all the specs. Plus there’s a ton of guys on LJ who have done it in various configurations. I gotta say your saw ( workstation) is pretty impressive. Send some more pics.
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The port on the front of the saw is an aux port that’s connected to a piece of abs pipe that runs trough to a “y” in the cabinet and out to the little dust manifold on the other side. I just have to remember to close the blast gate I made inside the router dust box. It cuts down the need to run long lengths of hose on the floor. Also I’m able to run this 1hp dc from a remote I picked up at harbor freight. So far the manifold scheme is working quite well, so steal away.
I hope you can find some of this helpful. I don’t believe in keeping info to myself if it can benefit others. I’m open to any improvements you can suggest to what I’ve shared. I’m always learning. Take it easy, send some pics.

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#15 posted 02-28-2014 11:22 PM

Still messing up with the pictures. Here’s the aux. port.
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