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Project by Ed posted 01-27-2016 04:10 AM 1984 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a wood planer for Christmas and I don’t have a lot of room in the shop so I built this flip top tool cart. I put my miter saw and wood planer on one cart. This is a great way to save room in a small shop. Sorry about the pictures being sideways its just the way they downloaded.

-- Ed Cutler Rock Hill SC- My day to day life goes away when my tools come to life.

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#1 posted 01-27-2016 07:05 AM

nice spacesaver Ed – I’ve got to make me one of these bad boys for my RAS (rather heavy!) Did you have any trouble counter ballancing your planer?

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#2 posted 01-27-2016 09:33 AM

Ive had one for yrs out of shopnotes. Works well, I have the same planer and a 12 inch slider which work well together.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 01-27-2016 01:32 PM

Nice work.

Doesn’t take but a few times hauling the planer out to make you realize you need one of these.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#4 posted 01-27-2016 02:15 PM

Great project!! I built one of those about 3 years ago to put my planer & sanding on. I have since removed my sander as when I flip to planer down, the unit roll nicely under one of my work benches. Keeps it nicely tucked out of the way that way. I actually need to make 2 more…..someday…

-- I aspire to be a novice woodworker...

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#5 posted 01-27-2016 08:51 PM

Great job!
I have one as well.
Same planer but I have my Sanding Center on the other side.
I have a small shop so this was a must for me.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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#6 posted 01-28-2016 02:27 AM

Colin, It was not hard the balance the planer all I did was center both planer and saw. When all wing nut are loose and eye bolts are out of the groves the top stays in place until I flip it. I got this from shop notes also and it doesn’t take long to build.

Thanks for the comments.

-- Ed Cutler Rock Hill SC- My day to day life goes away when my tools come to life.

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#7 posted 01-28-2016 01:21 PM

Nice work on your flip cart. I have a Ridgid Planer and Sander on the one I posted here few months ago. It’s a good way to save space in the shop.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 04-18-2016 05:29 PM

Nice work. I just built one last year. Love that it takes so little space. Next thing is to add some wings that can fold up and down for support.

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