|Project by TheDane||posted 05-03-2013 08:03 PM||4398 views||9 times favorited||20 comments|
You know how it goes … you get a new tool and the next thing you know, you have to have a place to put it!
I haven’t had a miter saw in the shop for the last couple of years because my old one was such a POS, I didn’t use it much.
I acquired the Hitachi 12” SCMS a few months ago (it is a beast, but that’s another story), and decided it deserved a place in the shop with the other tools in my arsenal.
This stand handles two tools (the SCMS and my DeWalt DW733 planer) that close to the same weight … about 65 pounds apiece.
This cabinet is much larger than most other flip-tops I have seen, due mainly to the size of the SCMS.
The table is a sandwich … two pieces of 3/4” plywood with 3/4” maple in between, anchored to the frame at each corner with an eyebolt. The table pivots on a 3/4” steel tube that has bronze bushings on each end.
The drawer has two purposes … storage space for planer blades, wrenches, etc., and to provide some additional rigidity to the frame. The framework was built from construction grade 2×12’s (hemlock) and needed reinforcement wherever I could add it … that’s why you see 4 steel ‘braces’ (shelf brackets) in the cavity.
I still need to add a set of wings to support longer stock. This cabinet is 42 1/2” tall, so there may be a rebuild in the future. In the meantime, I’ll just set up outboard roller stands.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"