|Forum topic by Tony1212||posted 01-08-2014 08:08 PM||1216 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-08-2014 08:08 PM
I inherited most of my big tools from my grandfather. They are all old Craftsman from the 1950’s (113.XXXX). While they lack some of the modern conveniences, they are still great tools.
My shop is mainly the single car bay of a 3 car garage but I can move the cars out of the double bay for the summer and do what I need to do there. When only using the single car bay, it gets a little cramped. I want to build a cabinet for the table saw and a router.
My grandfather had built a metal frame that holds both the tablesaw and jointer. Both of the tablesaw’s wings are to the right of the saw and the jointer is to the left, lowered a bit so it wouldn’t interfere with cutting long pieces on the saw.
When I build the cabinet, I’m not sure if I should keep the jointer with the tablesaw and router table. I was going to make the typical cabinet with the router table to the right of the saw. I guess I could keep the jointer to the left of the saw, but I wanted to get some opinions of people who have experience using similar tools.
Currently, I don’t have a planer, but that purchase is probably only a year or so away. I know that planers and jointers get used together quite often. But if I built a cart for jointer and planer, it would look rather odd. Plus it’s another cart I have to make room for.
If I kept the jointer with the tablesaw cabinet, I could add a top over it so it would give me more room to the left of my table saw. Then I could plan for some space to store the planer in the cabinet and pull it out as I need to use it. That would seem to use up the least amount of space, probably about what it uses now.
Any other ideas, comments or opinions? Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures at the moment, but here are some pictures of the tools similar to mine.
This how my saw is currently setup with the wings, but the base for mine is much different.
This the same as my jointer, but the base is different.
-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs