Flip top table for Planer and Miter saw

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Project by louxwe posted 01-29-2013 07:57 AM 8028 views 19 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Flip top table for Planer and Miter saw
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Found this idea on the net and decided to make one yesterday since that damn planer is so heavy. These are both two big time dust makers in the shop so now with the rolling wheels I can pick the right tool flip the top then roll it outside to plane and cut the wood. Luckily I live in Phoenix so it’s easy to work outside all year around. I added a shelf soon to be drawer to hold extra pieces parts and blades plus gave it a bit more beef to keep it from racking. i also made a solid 2×4 square frame for the bottom. Might make another one for some sanders, grinders, etc.

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 11:37 AM

Oh yeah, form and function… gotta love it

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 01:43 PM

Nice job. I really like the way you added the storage for those table extensions. I just bought one of those planers and they really push the definition of “lunchbox”.

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 01:45 PM

I made a similar cart for my miter saw/planer. It’s definitely nice to be able to role them outside to do a lot of the work.

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 04:14 PM

Very nicely done! :) I need to build one of these as well…

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#5 posted 01-30-2013 12:03 AM

While you’re at it , make me one or two , please : )
Very nice project !

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#6 posted 01-30-2013 02:31 AM

Also a functionality note. I first put 4 rotating locking castors on the bottom but even if you lock all four it has a bit of a tendency to move since each castor can still rotate. So I left the front castors a lockable and rotating and the back ones I changed to solid non-locking non rotating so they still roll but when you lock the front ones it’s pretty solid.

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#7 posted 01-31-2013 03:10 PM

Boy, I almost built one of these. Well done. I may still build one of these since I got a new lathe and need a place to park it. Flipping the mitersaw and the planer makes so much sense in space savings. I only use my mitersaw for cross-cutting rough 8/4 and 12/4 and everything else goes to the TS sled. I need to look into this a bit more because I currently have some really long infeed/outfeed tables on my planer. If I could also incorporate the infeed/outfeed without making it top heavy, that would be cool…

Anyways, Great job and thanks for posting this. 8-)

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