|Project by NiteWalker||posted 03-31-2013 02:27 AM||2089 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
Since things didn’t pan out for me with getting a sawstop this year (next year for sure), I decided to sell my contractor saw and get the bosch 4100. CPO had it refurbed for $399 with free shipping so I grabbed it. It didn’t come with a stand though, so I had to spend a couple of days building this one.
I sized it based on the saw’s base dimension, and made it so with the casters, the height is 35”, the same as my old saw. It’s built out of columbia purebond maple plywood (I love that stuff) and baltic birch scraps. No fancy construction, just plain butt joints and mcfeely’s square drive screws. No glue. The two dividers are there mainly for stiffening the case.
I originally was planning on using a 5 gallon bucket to catch dust, but once it was assembled, I figured I’d build a drawer for the dust instead since I still had the scraps.
The casters I used are great. They’re cheap and lock securely. I went for 4 swivel/locking instead of two swivel and two fixed. I like being able to roll things around without restriction. They worked perfectly for this project. I’m buying more for a roll around project cart to put work pieces as I cut them on the saw since the saw table is smaller than a full size saw.
This was a fun project that serves it’s purpose well.
-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.