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Wall Mounted Panel Saw

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Project by tedth66 posted 03-11-2012 03:32 AM 9442 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Ted





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#1 posted 03-11-2012 03:53 AM

Efficient use of space, the ct on the wall is nice as well.

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#2 posted 03-11-2012 11:42 AM

Great idea!!!
MIKE

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#3 posted 03-11-2012 04:17 PM

That will really come in handy

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 03-11-2012 11:22 PM

Why am I not surprised that you came up with another innovative use of space and tools?

Well done again, Ted.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 01:56 PM

Thanks all.

Alan,
Maybe it’s just easier to buy a house with a shop or a bigger garage. :) Oh wait, that requires lots of money and besides, it’s not as much fun.

-- Ted

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#6 posted 02-09-2015 09:36 PM

Well done. I like it !

-- Henrik, Danmark (Denmark)

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#7 posted 12-22-2015 01:44 AM

Cool and clever, love it.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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