|Forum topic by ChunkyC||posted 09-25-2011 01:10 AM||4547 views||1 time favorited||12 replies|
09-25-2011 01:10 AM
For those of you that use your workbench as an outfeed table, what do you do about the miter slots?
My outfeed table doubles as my workbench. As an outfeed table, it the tops. It’s 4’x4’ with a laminated top, lots of storage underneath and I can even hide stuff on the floor under it. As a workbench, not so much. It doesn’t have a proper vise, dog holes, I never use but about half of the table anyway. I could always use the room that I don’t use now for something else, more tools, what else? Also, I seldom cut anything 8’ long so it doesn’t really need to be 4’ deep.
I would love to have a proper workbench but it will have to do double duty as an outfeed table, I just don’t have the space for both. I can’t see spending the time and money building a proper workbench only to have to rout a grove, or groves, into the top for the miter track(s)
The table saw is in a fixed location, it never moves, and the workbench would have to be fixed as well. The problem with having a proper work bench, I won’t have a proper outfeed table. But I really need to have a real workbench. I’m tired of trying to invent creative methods of clamping stuff to the top of it.
Thanks for reading,
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