Custom base for R4512

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I’d like to put my R4512 table saw on a custom base cabinet in order to maximize efficient use of space in my 11’x16’ shop. Ideally, the base would incorporate stands for two benchtop tools as well as storage compartments. These are my general specs so far:

-4” dust collection at least as good as the OEM dust port;
-Storage compartments on the right side and underneath for jigs, blades, etc.
-DW734 planer stored (and ready for use) under the left wing;
-Possibly, a Bosch RA1181 router table flush with the saw table in the right bay/wing (sitting on the cabinet, not bolted to the saw).
-Mobility – either swivel casters with locks and brakes, or some sort of rig approximating the OEM/Herculift system.

Anybody have any thoughts, tips, pictures, or links that might be useful? Thanks!

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#1 posted 288 days ago

I think this is a great design. I have the plans if you would like them

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#3 posted 288 days ago

Thanks TaybulSawz – I’d love those plans! I’ll PM you my email address.

Paul – I snagged those plans too. Thanks!

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#4 posted 287 days ago

here are some absolutely terrific ideas on mods for a TS like the 4512:

i did the “move the bevel wheel to the front of the saw” mod to an old c-man 113 series TS. LOVE IT!!!!

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#5 posted 287 days ago

I built a saw cabinet for my old Craftsman table saw about 2 years ago…...It’s got everything you need…Go to my Blogs and read the story and look at the pictures I posted on it…..It’s entitled “A new look for an old workhorse” might can get some ideas that you can/could use…......

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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