6 in 1 Multi Power Tool - Work Bench

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Project by steliart posted 01-28-2011 08:55 AM 236618 views 112 times favorited 68 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 6 in 1 Multi Power Tool – Work Bench:

I decided to build a multi power-tool bench 59X20 inches (1.5X 0.5 meters) which will fit into my storage room and hold simple hand tools that will allow me to build any woodworking project I want.

Made out of 2X4” and 2X2” for the body, plywood for the sides and an 3/4 MDF top laminated with Formica for better strength.

The tool bench holds 5 major tools, drill press, sander, jigsaw, circular saw, router with a lift device and 6th also is a workbench with a vise.

5 small drawers (one for each tool’s small accessories), under storage space, and 8 electrical sockets with wiring.

The bench sits on casters with stoppers so that it can easily roll into and out of the storage room. It has two attachable extensions for outfeed.

The set is completed with a mini cyclone dust collector bucket and a home vacuum.

Optional it has been design to hold a homemade Lathe which I design but did not build yet,

You will also noticed that there is an angle cut on the bench design, that was done so that it will allow me some space to pass through into my storage room even when the bench is inside it.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#1 posted 01-28-2011 09:07 AM

Wow.. Swiss Army

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#2 posted 01-28-2011 10:02 AM

Nice Job :)

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#3 posted 01-28-2011 10:18 AM


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#4 posted 01-28-2011 10:23 AM

Interesting cart

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#5 posted 01-28-2011 11:13 AM

Very interesting, and cleaver. So I have to know, your lift system for the router how do you lock it in and does it vibrate? You have some good ideas incorparated into your table, well done.

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

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#6 posted 01-28-2011 11:38 AM

Ken beat me to it. I’m also curious to how the router is stabIlized.
Great set up for smaller shops.

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#7 posted 01-28-2011 12:01 PM

Guys I guess the router is just attached upside down with the standard vertical adjustment mechanism that it comes with. The car crank is just to shift it smoothly and precisely up and down.
@Steliart: Looks like the disc grinder is just made of a drill. Would you mind disclosing a photo of it?
Thanks for sharing. Excellent design!!

-- Uwe

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#8 posted 01-28-2011 12:12 PM

Hi, can you please add a link or attach the plans (I assume SketchUp) you show on the first picture. I intent to build a station like, but didn’t know the proportions and dimensions.


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#9 posted 01-28-2011 12:42 PM

Talk about a quart in a pint pot! I’ve spent more time looking at this clever combination than any of the other projects appearing today.

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#10 posted 01-28-2011 01:07 PM

Just what redryder said.

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#11 posted 01-28-2011 01:16 PM

very nice design, great work. This is a very neat… idea.

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#12 posted 01-28-2011 01:22 PM

I simply love the routerlift!
Way to go whit little space.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#13 posted 01-28-2011 01:55 PM

That is a nice way to go mobile

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#14 posted 01-28-2011 02:12 PM

Really cool. I love the innovation.

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#15 posted 01-28-2011 02:38 PM

Sorry for the late response guys… time zone!

Thank you all for your comments, questions and time spend reading this project.

So this is how I started woodworking, a few old inexpensive power tools and a 5×5 feet storage room in the parking space. I thought that there mast be a way to do some woodworking without the fancy machines we most have.
I came up with this idea and it is as safe as your machines. Safe guards have been removed for photographic reasons.

ken90712, cranesgonewild :
If you noticed the router is a plunged type and it can be locked as any router. The scissor car lift is from my car (I replaced this with a new one not so good) an Alfa Romeo and is so smooth to turn even with your fingers down to the millimeter (metric system here).
There are no noticeable vibrations and if any is been absorbed be the wooden base and mainly the MDF bench top. Up to now I had not face the need to lock the car lift as it was stable and didn’t move at all, even if you don’t lock the router, but that’s because maybe of this particular Alfa lift, or maybe the router lock and down force keeps the car lift stable as well. So I never address this problem as I never faced it.
If you need to lock the lift as well you could put a nut on the main threaten rod and finger tight it down.

Uwe :
You got it right as far as the car lift Uwe :)
The disc sander is powered from a drill and all its controls are put in a separate control box which was wired by a friend of mine. I will attach few pics for you.

Ilija :
The dimensions are 160cmX50cmX90cm (63”x19 ¾”x35 ¼) without outfit extensions, but that’s to fit in my 5×5 feet tight space needs. File is huge 16MB can’t upload that. You can visit my Instructable and get more details if you like.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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