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Forum topic by emart posted 11-07-2016 02:54 AM 937 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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emart

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11-07-2016 02:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question

Does anyone know of a decent generic tablesaw stand? the stand on my olds craftsman broke today and isnt worth salvaging. Normally I’d just weld up a new one but I don’t really have time for that anymore. the body of my tablesaw is 15 inches by 17 inches.

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#1 posted 11-07-2016 01:23 PM

Just about any of those splay leg, or even the solid panel stands should work with minimal mods. I’d check CL for a stand or a basket case saw on the cheap.

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#2 posted 11-07-2016 03:02 PM

You can build one from plywood or MDF in less time than you can eat lunch, and include a bit of storage underneath.

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#3 posted 11-07-2016 03:04 PM

Don’t. mean to be a smart A but ever heard of Google?

In 3 seconds you’ll see sears makes a stand good place to start. If the fit isn’t exact use some plywood.

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#4 posted 11-07-2016 03:26 PM

If It was me, I’d build a table saw cabinet…You’ll have a solid cabinet that you can put drawers in, and have storage for your table saw tools that you would need at the saw….I had an old Craftsman that I bought in 1985, and several years ago I built a saw cabinet for it….I refurbished the saw, and added the cabinet. It’s on locking casters, plus has levelers, if your floor is uneven….If you have the room, that’s what I would do….if you go to my Blogs, and look under “A new look for an old workhorse”, you can see it…..

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#5 posted 11-08-2016 03:41 AM

Have to admit a 15 inch by 17 inch box made of plywood should not take more than say 1 hour. Doesn’t have to be pretty just a box and bolt the old unit to that. Or make a new leg or piece from wood and attach if time is not available. I believe the term my neighbor uses is “redneck repair”. LOL

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#6 posted 11-08-2016 04:47 AM

a good opportunity to actually use your saw. Get 2-3 2×4s and make a new one.

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#7 posted 11-09-2016 08:13 AM



Don t. mean to be a smart A but ever heard of Google?

In 3 seconds you ll see sears makes a stand good place to start. If the fit isn t exact use some plywood.

- rwe2156

that was the first thing I did problem is it’s tough to judge build quality without seeing it in person. My other table saw has a splay leg base and it is so thin the whole thing sways when you use it. I decided to just make a plywood cabinet for now. I will make a nicer steel stand sometime this spring/summer

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#8 posted 11-10-2016 02:52 PM

I had a Craftsman table saw with the splayed legs. Very flimsey even with the wheels. I boxed the bottom in with 1/2” plywood. It made it much sturdier when moving. It also collected the saw dust.I also added a door To clean out the sawdust it collected. I suppose one could add a dust collector to the box.

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#9 posted 11-11-2016 04:03 AM

I wound up making one from plywood last night after work. It took me about 3 hours from start to finish. It sure isnt nice looking but it will work for now until I can make a better one from steel.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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#10 posted 11-11-2016 04:54 AM

Gets the job done, looks fine. I made such for friends over the years as temp solutions, cannot say that anyone ever went and did more with it. LOL

Myself I have plans that are still being tweaked for my Delta Contractors saw. I do plan to build the bottom frame with steel L channel and welded. Now the plans for the the cabinet, ...... sorry still in design phase. But I am working on it.

ROFL

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