Radial-arm saw cabinet

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Project by matt12874 posted 04-04-2012 12:30 AM 16591 views 28 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to build a new bench/cabinet for my radial-arm saw. The old one was a steel stand with a plywood shelf, that collected junk and lots of saw dust. The new one has a cabinet that holds lots of tools and should keep the saw dust to a minimum. I made the cabinet from 3/4” maple plywood, the top is two pieces of 3/4” MDF.
This thing is heavy base is 36”H x 48”L x 24” D and the top is 36” x 66”. I put a couple of casters on the one end to help move it around, but now that it has been filled up I am not sure if I can move it!!

Just have to figure the best way to collect dust from it?

-- Matt

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#1 posted 04-04-2012 01:06 AM

Nice job Matt. Looks very efficient. If I had an RA, that’s the sort arrangement I would have.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 04-04-2012 01:16 AM

well done
all the space wasted under metal ‘legs’
is really bad

this will serve you well
and keep the clutter down

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 04-25-2012 04:19 AM

Nice job!

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#4 posted 10-21-2012 08:08 PM

very nice setup but no blade guard?

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 03:56 AM

Nice job, like all the storage.

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#6 posted 11-09-2014 09:28 PM

I have been trying to design a cabinet to hold my RAS and it had never even occurred to me to remove the upper column from the metal base and install that directly atop the cabinet. Excellent idea!

just one question, where is the elevation crank now located?

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#7 posted 11-09-2014 11:21 PM

Nice cabinet. And I agree with MrLarryR about mounting the column directly to the cabinet.

”Just have to figure the best way to collect dust from it?” Mr Obvious says “Start with a blade guard. “

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#8 posted 02-07-2015 02:44 AM

The elevation crank is on top of the saw, it is the black knob that you can see in the main photo. The Dewalt saw was made that way. The base attached to the top with a 4 bolt flange, I have an aluminum plate under the top to bolt through.

-- Matt

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