Tablesaw base/assembly/outfeed table

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Project by Nick posted 02-28-2019 04:09 AM 1674 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this saw a few years back and it comes on a folding stand. I quickly realized that this was pointless in a shop and sold the base. I built this new base from 2 sheets of Purebond Maple plywood I found on sale at HD. The top is a 2” torsion box from 1/2” MDF with a replaceable 1/8” hardboard top. The cabinet section is 50” long and 29” wide. The top drawer is for drills, drivers, nailers, etc. I keep my sanders in the second drawer and circular saw, jigsaw etc in the bottom drawer. The side cabinet is for an air compressor and I put 2 holes in the back to bring the air and power out the side. I have a hose coil on the “backside” of the table. The whole thing is on casters to easily move it around the shop. The saw is sealed up with foam and sits on a plywood shelf with a 4” dust port in it. This tees into the 2.5” hookup off the blade hood in the saw and off to a 5” DC hose. Collection below the table is really good with this setup. The added heft also eliminates almost all of the vibration/flimsiness usually associated with job site saws.

Thanks for looking and I hope this inspires a few of you.


-- My moustache filters wood chips and sawdust out of my scotch - Nick Offerman

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Jack Rigg

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#1 posted 02-28-2019 04:40 AM

That is a really nice project. I have that same saw set up in my shed with the original stand and have been pondering a means of setting it up on a permanent base… Good job and thanks for posting this.

Edited to add that I bet bolting it to your table has added a lot to the vibration and such that you experienced when it was on the factory stand

-- Jack https://Carterscreekrenovations.Com

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#2 posted 02-28-2019 05:21 AM

You did good. Thought out nicely.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#3 posted 02-28-2019 05:45 AM

Nice work, love to see things like this. Very creative

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 02-28-2019 11:02 AM

Looks like a great solution and a very nice build too. I’m sure many will want to build one for themselves.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-28-2019 11:37 AM

Looks great. You will love working on this.

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#6 posted 02-28-2019 02:39 PM

Yes, it’s been great to work on. The only thing I’d change is to overhang the top more for clamping options during big assemblies.

-- My moustache filters wood chips and sawdust out of my scotch - Nick Offerman

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#7 posted 02-28-2019 06:36 PM

Nicely done and well thought out.

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

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#8 posted 03-01-2019 12:19 AM

Looks really good Nick. You can always lag a square strip of oak around the three sides for clamping. Just make sure they’re flush with the top, and chamfer the top, outside edges, and presto… instant clamping surface.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#9 posted 03-01-2019 01:15 AM

Argh! JRAP! Where were you 3 years ago?!? Lol

I built this in 2016 and I’ve been struggling with that detail ever since. Such a simple solution eluded me for so long.

The really funny bit is, I posted this now cause I’m selling it and got a cabinet saw. Live and learn. (The new outfeed table has a nice big clamping lip all the way around)

-- My moustache filters wood chips and sawdust out of my scotch - Nick Offerman

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#10 posted 03-01-2019 01:41 AM

Very NICE Project & Well Done Nick!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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