Portable table saw/router unit.

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Project by DonB posted 08-14-2012 07:15 PM 10538 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Portable table saw/router unit.
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Saw this unit on line and I had to make it. Ran into trouble after the box portion of it was nearly assembled, I found out the DeWALT table saw was apparently 2” lower than the model in the picture with all the measurements. So I had to improvise and make a little step for both the saw and a 2.5” one for the router. Otherwise it came out OK and it works. I question the term “portable” as this thing could be an anchor for a battleship its so heavy. Also this was my first time experiencing the difference between particleboard and MDF. Although less expensive, the particleboard was a pain to work with. Unless you drilled a sufficient sized pilot hole, the material wanted to split and if you dropped a slender piece, it would break. MDF won out. Easy to work with, saws and routes quite well and never split on any of the counter-sunk screws. The saw is a new DeWALT 744X and I purchased an 80-T blade vice the 24-T blade that came with it. Its a soft start, and out of the box it was aligned spot on. I’m 72 and FINALLY got a nice table saw. The vacuum hooks directly to either machine so reduce the number of times I have to wash the car.

-- DonB

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 07:21 PM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 08:18 PM

Very nice set up Don

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 09:32 PM

Looks like a gr8 setup.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 08-15-2012 01:01 AM

Nice job Don. Looks great.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#5 posted 08-15-2012 02:38 AM

Nice and neat! looks like a nice place to make someting!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 08-15-2012 07:04 PM

Woodshaver: I did, this morning. Made a saw table outrigger support that slips over my saw horse. 21 long 5 high with a 1” PVC pipe across the top with a rod inside and plugs on either end. Its nice to have things square and the correct measurement.

-- DonB

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#7 posted 09-07-2012 07:40 PM

The 21’ outrigger roller was too small. Same idea, slips over the saw horse and is now 42” long with thick walled 1” PVC. By the way, the plans for this unit came from the Canadian Home Workshop. I am unable to provide the link because the plans did not print out the address. Included were individual piece materials list. To avoid my mistake, be sure you know your table saw’s measurements and apply them to the plans. – - – FOUND IT: Click under Project Plans and click again under Small Projects. Enjoy!

-- DonB

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#8 posted 12-15-2016 06:09 PM

I know I’m late to the party but must say I love my Dewalt and have built a base for mine too!.
The thought of going to another fence after using this one well, it ain’t going to happen.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks..

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