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Rolling Planer Cabinet

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Project by Gus01 posted 05-18-2020 05:06 PM 727 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently rebuilt the top to my workbench and decided to use it to make a rolling cabinet for my planer. The old top became the top and bottom for the cabinet. Since the cabinet would normally be located close to my table saw, I added pullout shelving for accessories used for the planer and tablesaw. I learned quite a bit from doing this so that’s always an added bonus.

-- John 3:16





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tywalt

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#1 posted 05-18-2020 07:07 PM

Looks good gus. I just rebuilt my planer cabinet to be much lower so that it can wheel under my jointer wing and save some space… I really miss having it at a proper working height and you may have just convinced me to re-re-build it.

-- Tyler - Central TX

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Gus01

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#2 posted 05-19-2020 02:00 AM

Thanks Tyler. I’ve got a really bad back so the less bending, the better for me. In hindsight, I’d respace the second shelf so the push blocks are on the second shelf and the box with my other tablesaw blades is on the lower shelf. I use the blocks a lot more often than I change blades.

-- John 3:16

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 05-19-2020 06:25 AM

Though I don’t use it much anymore my 735 sits atop a very similar cabinet. Appears to be about the same height, mine is a bit wider. It too has double doors, but mine has a bit of storage inside of each.

I can tell you from experience (back surgery here, and successful, but I can’t lift much, Docs orders.) The height will help a lot. Running a planer need not be done down low. And it gives you moveable storage, but it gets the planer right where you need it, and without lugging that 97 ~ pounds around.

This is the kind of project some may not appreciate, but if you are a user of a 735, it’s a big winner. Use it in good health.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Gus01

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#4 posted 05-19-2020 08:14 PM

I’ve got a 30lb restriction but I had to go way past that to get the planer in the cart. I had it on top of my workmate but still had to lift it to go on top of the protection on the top. Paid dearly for that the rest of the day and the next but I’m really happy with it.

-- John 3:16

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