Table saw cart / saw workstation

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Project by 72hw posted 01-05-2013 04:25 PM 20563 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been meaning to post this since before the New Year but life got in the way. It’s a very simple table saw cart that doubles as a miter saw and scroll saw workstation. I decided to go with the left hand extension as my fence only extends 20 inches or so and I often find myself cutting sheet goods that need support because of this fact. I had originally planned to make a folding outfeed table but have since opted for roller stands until I upgrade my saw, but I did design everything to be the same height as my Rockler router table, so in a pinch I can use that!

One of the things I like about this cart is that it puts my power saws all in one place and provides a very workable platform to use them on. I have not yet bored holes to allow the scroll saw to be held down, but that is a simple fix and by getting the two saws off my shelves, it has created a lot more space in my shop… I mean one car garage!

The second picture shows the extension wing and the recycling of my crappy Craftsman router table legs. I can honestly say that this is the best part of that particular purchase and I am so happy that I upgraded to a grown up router and table!

Picture 3 shows my 7 & 1/2” slider set up and ready for use – I am quite happy with this little saw, but I am sure I will upgrade one day. When cutting long stock I simply use the roller stands on either side of the work station to again try and maximize space in my shop.

One of the last things I did was to add a cord management thingie as per the inspiration of Fridgecritter and his power tool station seen HERE so many thanks for that!

Overall I am happy with the cart though I need to tweak the height of the table saw a bit to make it perfectly flat across the entire work surface. At the end of the day it’s much better than stooping over the saw while it sat on the floor to make a cut!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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#1 posted 01-05-2013 05:40 PM

That should do the job nicely

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 01-05-2013 05:59 PM

I need to do something like this. I do not have a job saw like yours, but a larger Jet. However, I have been contemplating adding a mobile base to it so that I can have additional storage like this as well as the ability to move it around the garage when needed. Thanks for the post.

-- - It's not worth doing if your not willing to do your best.

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 01:34 AM

should have kept it as the router table and you’d practically have a shop smith

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 01:43 AM

The chicken or the egg? Depends on who got laid first!

Kidding of course – modifying the steel router table would have been a PITA and I wanted something truly mobile. But I agree with you, having the router and saw as one would be sweet!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 05:22 AM

Alright…..this is EXACTLY what I need for my table saw. Was going to build a separate table for the router but no reason I couldn’t incorporate both of them into a stand similar to this. Great idea…thanks for sharing.

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