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Forum topic by TimTucker posted 08-28-2017 08:53 PM 562 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TimTucker

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08-28-2017 08:53 PM

I’ve seen lots of projects for building rolling stands for table saws / etc. and was left with a question—what do people do with the tool stands that they came on?

At this point I have a few table saw stands sitting around the shop with no good idea what to do with them.

I’m struggling to see what I could do with one that wouldn’t work better with a few locking casters added to a solid wood nightstand picked up from the curb.


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Woodknack

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#1 posted 08-28-2017 09:11 PM

sell them

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#2 posted 08-28-2017 09:16 PM

I see people giving them away on CL every now and then… there was a guy giving away three of them last week, and the ad disappeared pretty quick. I try to re-purpose them when I can, such as using them for a miter saw stand or small welding table.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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splintergroup

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#3 posted 08-28-2017 09:17 PM

Same question for all the plastic tool cases.

I used one stand as a base for an 8” dual wheel grinder. Small enough to be tucked away in a corner since I don’t use it that often.
A table saw stand might make for a good project cart. Wheels, flat top, shelves underneath. You could pile a load-o-stuff on it and wheel it around where needed.

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builtinbkyn

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#4 posted 08-28-2017 11:04 PM

I use them for other tools that don’t have a permanent spot in my shop. I have a Craftsman stand – not sure what was originally on it – I installed a piece of 3/4” mdf on. I then use it for my sanders Ridgid combo and HF belt combo. They’re normally stowed on the shelf below my bench, but are then placed on the rolling cart for use. Have a few job site saw stands that get used around the house when I need a work surface for a miter saw or the table saw it came with. Other than that, they collect dust somewhere ;)

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#5 posted 08-29-2017 01:05 AM

Or, if you are a Halloween lunatic like me…... They make great executioner chopping blocks :)

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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MAKZ06

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#6 posted 08-29-2017 03:27 AM



Or, if you are a Halloween lunatic like me…... They make great executioner chopping blocks :)

- EricLew


That’s the best repurpose ever!

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#7 posted 08-29-2017 10:47 AM


I try to re-purpose them when I can, such as using them for a miter saw stand or small welding table.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

I’ve been thinking I need a welding table!!

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#8 posted 08-29-2017 04:25 PM

Buy a new tool for them . LOL

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#9 posted 08-29-2017 04:35 PM

They would be good to put a grinder, sander, jointer or planer on

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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