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Forum topic by loosecaboose posted 02-15-2011 09:11 AM 1138 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-15-2011 09:11 AM

I am new here and really new at real wood working. I bought my first table saw, a DeWalt jobsite without the stand. I did this after research and a lack of space in a retirement community duplex. My work space (I can’t really call it a shop) is in the garage. One of my first larger projects is to be a roll around table for the table saw. I have found several plans but have a question. What is the best height to have the table saw for safety and ease of use? I have it on a piece of plywood on two plastice saw horses now, and that is too high, really.

-- Tom, Baldwin City, KS

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#1 posted 02-15-2011 12:51 PM

Most saws I have seen or worked with have been 35 1/2” to 37” high.

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#2 posted 02-15-2011 01:56 PM

Welcome to LJ’s loosecaboose great people and a great website too!
I recently sold my sjorbergs workbench and they make them 33-1/2” high.

-- A poor man has poor way's

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#3 posted 02-15-2011 04:06 PM

Steve, I am the oppisite, only 5’ 6”, but I like your statement about 2” below the belly button. Thanks, I can work with that.

-- Tom, Baldwin City, KS

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#4 posted 02-16-2011 03:41 AM

You are in a prime position. You are starting out and can make it any height that is comfortable for you. Consider the fact that you will spend a lot of time at your saw, so built it the way you want it.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 02-17-2011 12:37 AM

Steve, thanks, the table is finished, and your formula worked great. I really seem to have a lot more control of what is going on. If I have to reach across, it is a lot safer.

-- Tom, Baldwin City, KS

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