|Project by DonB||posted 08-14-2012 07:15 PM||7732 views||11 times favorited||7 comments|
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.