Table saw lift

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Project by Orla posted 02-12-2018 08:19 PM 1735 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this idea on youtube and gave it a shot. Only thing never liked the designs as leverage always seemed an issue so I designed a telescoping handle based on a luggage handle. Locks in the up position using a cam style window sash lock. Really helps when I need move the saw and was really a blast to build. Painted it grey to make it look a little nicer.

-- Work safe!

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#1 posted 02-12-2018 08:51 PM

That is a great idea.
I use something similar to move my work bench around.
Gonna add this to my favorites for sure!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#2 posted 02-12-2018 09:17 PM

Thanks a lot! This really does help a lot in the shop!

-- Work safe!

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#3 posted 02-12-2018 09:52 PM

This is a very creative project. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 02-13-2018 04:23 AM

Not enough info to know what is going on.


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#5 posted 02-13-2018 03:21 PM

I like this. Can you post a resource? Nice job!

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#6 posted 02-13-2018 04:44 PM

Here is a link to help better understand!

-- Work safe!

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#7 posted 02-13-2018 06:20 PM

Orla, great post buddy…thanks! If there’s room under there, try attaching an extension to the foot lever with a hinge. You have physics on your side when you need to move the saw, and you can fold it out of the way when you don’t.

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#8 posted 02-13-2018 06:39 PM

Hey Thanks man! I did consider a foot switch but I would have had to come up with a way to have the handle turn towards the front of the saw at 90 degrees and at that point basically lazy took over and I settled for a hand lever. The slide out extenstion I added makes lifting it a breeze. I will admit its not as stable on the wheels as id like it to be because the center of gravity is a little off. The wheel base is small as I kept it all encased in the under cabinet. It doesnt tip or anything but its not as solid as I would have hoped. Just didnt want to have wheels sticking out catching cords and whatnot. Awesome idea though. If I ever tackle it again I think Id weld something up to keep things a littls smaller. Thanks for the comment

-- Work safe!

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#9 posted 02-14-2018 12:09 AM

Not enough info to know what is going on.


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I just saw the Link. I’ll have a look see!


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#10 posted 02-14-2018 12:15 AM

There’s a link to a video that explains it. Not to hard of a concept really especially after watching the video. Its basically a cam style lift. Hinges are fixed and the lever pushes the wheels down efectively lifting the saw however high you have it set. Mine is 1/2 inch lift as I used 1/2 ply as shims under the saw when I set the wheels in place. There are loads of videos and different variations of this style lift all over youtube including the link I added to help better understand

-- Work safe!

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#11 posted 02-14-2018 09:56 PM

Orla , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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#12 posted 02-15-2018 04:29 AM

Thanks Grumpy! I was surprised to be honest!

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