Table saw build

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Project by agoneyl posted 11-20-2013 02:03 AM 5886 views 21 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in need of a new table saw. After discussing this with the family banker (wife) i desided it would be better for me and the marrige to build a new one rather than buy one. Room in my shop is at a premium so I built the outfeed table so it will fold down when not needed. I have installed my router lift since I took these pictures. The origanal saw was a Craftsman contractors saw belt driven with a three HP motor. I also tied it into my dust collection system. I find it much easier to use my dovetail jig now that I don’t have to dig it out of the cabinet to use it just pick it up unfold the leg and its ready to go. I will be building some doors soon and mybe some drawers with full extention slides.

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#1 posted 11-20-2013 03:10 AM

Awesome set up and well laid out! Quite sure that you will make good use of this fine upgrade, thanks for sharing!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#2 posted 11-20-2013 09:33 AM

Nice job…. Never enough storage….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-20-2013 04:28 PM

This is awesome. I’m looking into doing something very similar next year so, I hope you don’t mind, I have a lot of questions.

With the outfeed table, how do plan to get anything that drop under the saw, like the arbor nut when changing blades?

Why all the red T track?

What kind of fence do you have? I’m looking at getting the Vega Pro 40, but that requires a track on the back of the saw. It looks like your fence only attaches to the front of the saw.

How do you have it tied into your dust collection system?

What are the blue squares on each side of the saw?

Can you get more pictures with the router mounted?

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#4 posted 11-20-2013 07:09 PM

Very nice. First thing I was thinking when I saw the picture is that it needed drawers to be able to access everything in storage. From your write-up it looks like you are on the same page…....just haven’t gotten there yet.
Looks great, enjoy.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 11-20-2013 07:40 PM

Well, this will certainly be a nice addition to your shop and you’ve done a great job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 07:47 PM

Very good build,that’s going to make shop time much more enjoyable.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 10:22 PM

Tony 1212 anything that drops under the saw goes into the compartment directly under the saw which is were I put the dust collection port. All the red t track allows me to use the track clamps that I have which comes in handy when assembling. The blue squares are from kreg I have kreg clamps the fit into them. I will post somemore pics soon.

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#8 posted 11-20-2013 11:55 PM

Looks awesome man! Way to save money, make the wife happy AND upgrade your shop…that’s a trifecta! Well done.

-- Glue-up is still the stage when everything that was perfect in dry-fit goes horribly wrong, but I'm working on it.

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#9 posted 11-21-2013 03:58 PM

The fence is a Shop Fox 50 inches to the right 24 to the left

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#10 posted 11-21-2013 07:18 PM

nice solution. happy wife, happy life!

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#11 posted 11-23-2013 04:40 AM

That’s a great build. Really well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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