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Portable Table Saw / Router Table Stand

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Project by cbfodalo posted 03-17-2014 11:57 PM 4542 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this Porter Cable 10” jobsite saw about a year ago. we used it almost daily for a while on the stock rolling stand. we added a plywood router insert into space created when expanding rip. got tired of the flimsy rolling stand, and wanted more height as well as some additional table space. so I used some left over 5/4 poplar and azek to build a 38”d x 53” w sawhorse table top. I have several pairs of theses adjustable sawhorses, I forget what brand they are, but we use the hell out of them. This portable workstation requires a little more setup then the factory PC stand, but the end result is so much more stable and functional, it is worth the effort. I have an older Bosch 1613evs, 11 amp variable soft start plunge router mounted. it is pretty smooth and plenty powerful enough for my purposes. We get a 26.25” rip to right, and have about 12” of outfeed and 12” extra table on the left. the table is pretty light and sturdy.

-- Healthy Homes, NJ LLC





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#1 posted 03-18-2014 01:26 AM

Nice work!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 01:30 AM

Great idea. Got me thinking, I need a better router table and some out feed for my table saw.

This would get both things done.

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#3 posted 03-18-2014 02:10 AM

gREAT IDEA

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#4 posted 03-18-2014 06:28 AM

That looks extremely dangerous. Please be careful.

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#5 posted 03-18-2014 10:26 AM

Freddy1962, why dangerous? its actually more stable then the stock stand. I do have to make sure the saw horse are flat on ground, but I built the top around the lumber notch on the horse so its a tight fit. as long as the horse legs are flat, its completely safe. the horses are rated for way more weight then I will ever have on there.

-- Healthy Homes, NJ LLC

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#6 posted 03-18-2014 10:50 AM

Just be careful with that setup. Saw horses are rated for down force, not lateral force.

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#7 posted 03-18-2014 11:14 AM

understood, and to be honest if I had to do it again, I would have found a way to center table on horses as it is now, the weight of the table saw and router are directly over the horses, with the 12” outfeed hanging off the back of horses. I have an adjustable outfeed support that I use when ripping large sheets, I ripped a sheet of 3/4” plywood down the other day, and it did not move the table at all.

-- Healthy Homes, NJ LLC

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#8 posted 03-19-2014 01:27 AM

What a great idea, makes it so much more user friendly I am sure

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 03-20-2014 08:12 PM

The only real drag about this setup is that it is a little more of a pain of a but, to load and unload in my truck. that’s one good thing about the factoy base, it had wheels and handles… the new table although light has a bigger foot print, so it makes loading the truck a bit of a chore. I may rig a slot to store the table in the truck, that way just have to load the actual ts, we always have the horses with us.

-- Healthy Homes, NJ LLC

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#10 posted 03-21-2014 02:12 AM

cbf, looks to be well thought & executed plan. I just had years of OSHA construction training drilled in my head, probably a relapse on my part :)

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