|Forum topic by leftcoaster||posted 02-06-2016 12:46 PM||1063 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
02-06-2016 12:46 PM
My shop is very small and so I must move outdoors for just about anything.
I have the gravity rise stand that came with my saw (used) but i would like to move it to a base under which I can put a drawer or other storage. The stand is really for a contractor traveling to different job sites.
I’ve seen many plans for bases and am puzzled by the ones that position the saw inside 3 walls, with fold up side extensions. Makes sense on the left and for out feed but on the right? That would mean giving up on the saw’s built in extension, which works with the fence to give 25” of rip capacity. Why would someone do this? I’m sure I am missing something… http://www.woodstore.net/plans/shop-plans/tool-bases-stands/335-Quick-Convert-Tablesaw-Router-Station.html Is an example.
An advantage of that design is that one could swap the TS for a router or miter saw by keeping each tool on a removable shelf.
I have the Bosch out feed and left side extensions and use them often. Would the fold up wings be a big advantage? For very long work, I have built roller stands and my workbench is designed to receive at a height just below the TS.
My main goals are
Any and all guidance appreciated.