Don K's Mobile Table Saw Stand Sketchup Model

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Blog entry by Brad_Nailor posted 11-12-2009 08:15 AM 36366 reads 13 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been threatening to buy a new table saw for a few months now and as all the planets seem to be aligned I am finally going to take the plunge…before i end up spending the money on Christmas! I am going to get a Grizzly G0690. I came to this decision thanks to allot of great input from the people on this site in particular Don K. He owns this saw along with a few other Grizzly pieces and doesn’t hesitate to sing the praises of this saw. After the Shop Fox rolling base he purchased basically collapsed, he designed and built this stand for his saw. He was kind enough to share the details with me, and you can see it in the pictures of his shop. Of course being the Sketch-A-Holic I am I had to do a model of the stand complete with renders and exploded views. Click the link below each image to see it full size..

Here is the stand, raw SU output.

The exploded view…

Here is the dimensioned view…

And a rendered image

I like his design allot, the way the saw sits in a pocket to keep it from being too high off the floor. Don says that with the casters unlocked, the saw moves with a one handed shove…try that with a typical rolling base. I am going to put this together this weekend so as soon as my saw gets here I can put it in the stand before the cast iron goes on!


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#1 posted 03-27-2013 01:31 PM

Came across this design while researching. I really like this design, after having it for a while how do you like it? Any changes you would make? I want to try this with an extension table by just extending some runners and an extra set of casters.


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#2 posted 06-22-2014 03:53 PM

Wondering if you ever built this for your Grizzly G0690? I’m thinking about building one for my G1023. I really like the simple design. Does the birch plywood hold the G0690. Thanks for the help!

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#3 posted 02-06-2016 05:06 AM

Any one make this?

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#4 posted 02-06-2016 03:26 PM

I did make one for my G1023. Had to modify dimensions a bit for it to fit. I also used much longer top 2×6’s to accommodate a cabinet, so I have 6 castors and not 4. It works great. After a year and a half or so, no sagging and solid as hell. I was concerned about the plywood holding it but when I did the math on the dispersion of weight across the 140 sq in, I realized there was no problem.

I would recommend using good castors. Also, it’s a challenge getting the saw onto the stand. I had to borrow a large motor crane from my mechanic which worked like a charm.

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#5 posted 02-07-2017 08:46 PM

Has anyone made this base but with runners that extend out far enough to accommodate supports to support a router table that’s built into the table saw?

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#6 posted 02-08-2017 01:37 AM

If you look at the post previous to yours by me, you’ll see that’s what I did. I haven’t built the cabinets yet but I do have the base with the long runners done. I do have some pics if your interested.

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