Inserts between 2 cabinet saws

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Project by Holbs posted 04-30-2017 03:45 AM 1332 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I knew when I brought home this Powermatic66 I had to face the dilemma of how to fit this in my 2 car garage along with my other machines. So I had them sit face to face, as each will be the outfeed for the other one. Of course, this meant other considerations: everything has to be co-planer like jointer beds, and how to address miter slots so when I do make sleds? I made stands for each table saw with leveling feet and could fit my mini pallet jack (previous projects & posts). And now, I made 22” wide table insert in 2 pieces with dado slots cut out for Unisaw, Benchdog router, and PM66. This insert comes from my old 4’x4’ assembly torsion top table with wings to cut plywood that was a bear to move around so it was disassembled but I did keep the top for this application. Those rare occasions when I do have to move the saws (during spring cleaning of entire garage or for other matters), I can lift each insert out and re-insert when finished as they just sit on the rail assembly. Only down side is making the Unisaw, inserts, and PM66 co-planer which takes time, but luckily will not have to do it often.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#1 posted 04-30-2017 08:16 PM

That is a super nice setup. It’d be nice to have 2 ts’s for some/all woodworking projects.

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#2 posted 04-30-2017 08:46 PM

I started off with a simple Bosch 4100 which did it’s duties admirably. Then a right tilt Unisaw came up on craigslist for $500 so went ahead and bought it, pulled it apart, re-assembled. A week later, a Powermatic 66 came up at a local auction for $125 so couldn’t pass it up. So now, the PM66 is my dedicated mostly everything saw, Unisaw is dedicated dado saw, and my bosch 4100 is my outside MDF/mobile saw.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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