Use table saw tilt mechanism for drafting table

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10-06-2015 04:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw drafting tilting tilting table table saw tilt tilt mechanism question experience

Does anyone have any experience using the tilting mechanism from an old table saw in order to build a tilting table top for a drafting table?

-- -Joshua

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#1 posted 10-07-2015 04:21 PM

The only tilting drafting table that I am familiar with is the professional model that is over 5ft long. The
mechanism from a table saw would not be strong and stable enough for that large a table unless you
could put one towards each end and link them together. That is just my opinion and I have been wrong

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 10-08-2015 07:14 AM

Thanks Gus. I agree that I would need to have a tilt at each end, connected with bar stock probably.


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#3 posted 10-08-2015 10:44 AM

So you are going to break down a table saw and use the trunnion asm to power a drafting board?

I think it would be a bit interesting as far as design goes.

Can it work?—Sure. How?—Im not sure.

What kind of saw are you going to get the parts from?
Heads up: If you are going to take a good saw to make this I will ridicule you. So use a Cman.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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