Tabletop Leveling/Adjusting

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Forum topic by brukilla posted 09-05-2011 08:25 PM 1213 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2011 08:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: level tabletop question

I will be building a torsion box tabletop to sit on some type of base. My garage floor, as far as being level, is an absolute nightmare. Has anybody thought of an easy way to level the table top instead of the entire cabinet from the bottom casters. I want the ability to fine tune the top leveling when it is to be used as an outfeed table (or at least on the same plane as the tablesaw – which will be different at any/every point in the garage.

This will be a mobile base. Everything in my shop has to move and pivot.

Why the torsion box – severe humidity changes will ruin any tabletop over a little time. I want it to last.

I appreciate any help and ideas.

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 08:30 PM

Threaded rod sufficiently long enough to cover the variations.

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#2 posted 09-05-2011 08:56 PM

here are self adjusting levelers
happens when you move the table
sometime just need to wiggle it
and they lock

i’ve used them for dining tables over tiles before
work great

(this is a pdf file but loads and opens fast)

here is another (not pdf)

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#3 posted 09-05-2011 10:16 PM

My TS and workbench/outfeed table aren’t level and I don’t even try to level them. They are, however, flat and that’s all I really need.

The saw sits in a mobile base (although it’s never moved), and the table has adjustable feet on each leg. I used my 8’ straightedge to adjust the table feet to be coplaner with the saw table.

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