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Forum topic by abuck posted 04-23-2009 08:10 PM 948 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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abuck

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04-23-2009 08:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw base

I am currently planning a mobile tablesaw/router table station, similar to this one. I was planning on using leftover kitchen cabinets from my remodel. What I am wandering is if the cabinets will support the weight of a Delta 980. The cabinets that the saw will sit on are 18” T x 36” W x 12”D. I will put a vertical support in the middle of the cabinet. The plans on the website call for use of 1/2” ply and that is what the cabinets are made of, so it seems possible and a good way to use spare cabinets that are just collecting dust in my yard barn.

Thanks


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Woodchuck1957

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#1 posted 04-23-2009 08:25 PM

I don’t particularly care for the idea at all for several reasons. At some point in time the router and router fence are going to get in the way of sawing operations, and the bottom of the saw needs to be left open for dust collection. Benchtop saws are for benches, not Contractor saws. In my opinion, you’d be devalueing your saw.

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#2 posted 04-23-2009 08:25 PM

Do you have enough leftover cabinets to double up or add an extra brace for support? If you are really concerned that might be one way to aleivate your fear.

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#3 posted 04-23-2009 08:39 PM

I will be bracing the middle of the cabinets. The front of the table saw will be on a existing cabinet the back will rest on a box that I will make out of 3/4” ply there will be a 4” dust port behind the front cabinet out the back. the router fence sill be removable

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#4 posted 04-23-2009 08:45 PM

I’m sticking to what I said, not that it matters aparently. You’ll learn eventually, maybe.

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#5 posted 04-23-2009 09:00 PM

wooodchuck I am just stating how i would do it. Not that I have done it or that I can not be swayed. I am merely asking your opinion, you had feedback witch i am thankful for. I then stated how I would confront the issues you had. The dust collection would be similar to your setup. I am just thinking of ways to give some life back to some old cabinets

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#6 posted 04-23-2009 09:11 PM

Hang them on the wall. You’d be spending alot of time on building something that will eventually cost you more time in setups. The dust collection, I’m not sure what your plan is there when you say similar.

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#7 posted 04-23-2009 09:33 PM

What I would watch for is you do not want open doors or drawers when you are moving around the saw with a big sheet or to have the thing start rolling on you.

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