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Project by Phred posted 07-15-2008 at 10:17 PM 4462 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I was using Opa’s old 9” table saw, I had replaced the cheap metal stand with a MDF one, This let me level it out, and absorbed sooo much vibration.. well.. I got a good deal on a 10” Contractor saw with a 52” rip fence, I just had to do it.. but.. it came with the standard metal stand. The vibration was driving me nuts….

Couple weeks later I got an e-mail from a friend that a local moulding company was giving away 2’ x 3’ sheets of MDF that were 30mm thick (1 3/6” Thick!!!!) Ding Ding Ding!!

Time to build a new stand.. Boy.. this 30mm stuff is HEAVY! Just a simple 24” x 24” x 24” stand. I put a ramp inside for the dust collection, and it was well over 150lbs….Perfect.

Well.. It’s all put together now.. and… Poof! very little vibration :)

Next.. I have to replace that damed outfeed/assembly table.. I’m thinking Cabinets made out of 30mm MDF should make it good and solid!

-- But honey.. this new power tool will pay for itself when we re-do the kitchen!





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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 07-15-2008 at 10:24 PM

Well done. That switch is something else.

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#2 posted 07-15-2008 at 10:46 PM

Nice job. PLEASE TELL US ABOUT THE SWITCH?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Phred

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#3 posted 07-15-2008 at 10:49 PM

Not much to say about the switch.. it came with the saw.. it’s just a basic toggle switch inside. I’m not sure who makes it.. I bought the saw off of my Boss, and he picked it up from a local supplier in town. I just ran out and checked.. It’s made by a company called ReiTech. (http://www.reitech.com/products/controls.asp) Mine is 120V, which Limits me to going 240V on my saw.. I’m not sure if I can convert it or not. I’m really happy with it. One easy kick, and it’s off :)

-- But honey.. this new power tool will pay for itself when we re-do the kitchen!

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#4 posted 07-15-2008 at 10:52 PM

Nice stand .
That should take the rumble out of the cuts for you.

Bob

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#5 posted 07-15-2008 at 11:16 PM

great job…and I love that switch too…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 07-16-2008 at 01:36 AM

Great work!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#7 posted 07-16-2008 at 06:31 AM

Great Solution. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 07-16-2008 at 04:31 PM

Color me green! I am currently working on the design for a workstation for my new old table saw and I could sure appreciate the free 30 mm MDF. As it is, I think mine will probably be 3/4” ply.

Just out of curiosity, how high does that put the table of your saw? I have been researching table saw heights and have found everything from 34” to 42”. Is there a standard height for table saw tables? Does it depend much on the operator’s height?

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Phred

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#9 posted 07-16-2008 at 05:53 PM

Hey EEngineer..

I built my last one out of 3/4” MDF and it worked great. You could always double up the sheets to increase the weight.. my belief is that if it’s nice and heavy it will kill the vibration.

As for the height.. My Opa’s old 9” beaver came to me with a height of 37” and I just got used to it.. where as My boss just picked up a new Sawstop, and it’s at 34”.. He threw it on a couple of 2×4’s to raise it up because it was more comfortable for him.. I like to think of it like a kitchen cabinet.. a comfortable height to you is what is most important.

When it came time to build this new stand, I made the table height at 37-38” inches. One, it was comfortable for me to use, and second, by raising the height, and keeping my outfeed table at the same height, if I cut anything longer than 8’ it will clear the countertop of my cabinets at the end of the garage (36”) for that odd time it happens… The picture of my shop (under My Workshop) has a pic of my Opa’s old 9” beaver (loved that saw) and my garage. The pics a little old..but.. you get the idea ;)

I got the idea from Bink’s Woodworking page (which he got from Wood Magazine)
http://www.binkyswoodworking.com/index1.htm

-- But honey.. this new power tool will pay for itself when we re-do the kitchen!

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