|Project by tedth66||posted 03-11-2012 03:32 AM||8791 views||11 times favorited||6 comments|
I originally built my poor man’s panel saw (proto) on a mobile base so I could wheel it around the shop to use it. Ever since I added PVC tile to my garage floor, moving that beast around the shop was no longer possible due to the 3” casters.
I still needed the panel saw to cut down full sheets so I decided to mount it on the wall where I can collapse it out of the way (pic1). I also more accurately integrated my Festool TS55 track saw for perpendicular cuts (pic3 – 2 long bolts are sticking out from the top and the bottom of the panel saw that positions the track into place for a perpendicular cut).
The panel saw is bolt-hinged on some 2×4s that are mounted to the garage wall. I use the same mechanism I designed for my ‘Auto Locking Outfeed Table’ to pull the panel saw out from the wall so it’s easier to make the 4foot cut (pic2 shows the panel saw pulled out from the wall and pic5 is the mechanism). I also added some lumber storage high above the panel saw (pic4) and will soon add additional storage just above the panel saw ~ possibly a home for my TS55 saw.