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Forum topic by ragin_cajuns posted 01-21-2016 06:39 PM 341 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-21-2016 06:39 PM

i want to build a table to work on when building things and also have it double as out feed support for my table saw. my tools are in my second garage so when i want to use the table saw i move it to the edge of the garage opening to minimize saw dust in the garage. the table would need to be moved from in the garage to a few feet outside whenever i want to use the table saw so it would get dragged for a few feet.

i thought about putting wheels on it but thought it might not be stable enough when working on it. i’m just moving it a few feet so i could drag it out without wheels.

if i go the no wheels route what is the best way to make the table so its strong enough to endure the dragging? it will be made of 2×4s and plywood top. should i just but the 2×4 legs together and screw them, pocket holes, some other way?

or is there an easy wheeled option that will still leave it stable when working on it?


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#1 posted 01-21-2016 06:57 PM

I haven’t personally tried these, but they seem like they’d work well for your application:

They get pretty good reviews. Good luck!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#2 posted 01-21-2016 07:12 PM

I made a workbench then based my lathe stand off of that. From there I had built a outfield table on wheels based on the workbench. Link

The plans I used were from start woodworking it was easy and the table/benches are extremely stable. The out feed table I put locking casters on and its great for building, cutting etc.

-- mrg

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#3 posted 01-21-2016 07:21 PM

You can put an axle through 2 of the legs and then put wheels on it so they’re just off the ground. Then you can pick the opposite end up and roll it into position. Then when you sit it down, you’re stable again.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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