Mobile Table Saw Station

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Project by Dinger posted 11-15-2013 04:54 PM 14447 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I posted a project. Not that I haven’t been busy, just lazy in posting! Anyway here’s my table saw/home-made Cyclone dust collection system/router table. Yes, I have limited space and needed to get creative!

The base is made of 3/4 and 1/2 in plywood that I saved from the dumpster. I helped out a buddy put on a roof this summer and the guy had also torn out some built-ins and was about to toss it. The form is very a-la-Norm and his Work Table. I even used the same jack leg system for mobility. It’s quite stable when off it’s casters. I also semi-permanently mounted my shop vac underneath my table saw and used another Jock's trash can cyclone concept. (Thanks SethJChristiansen!) It works well. What doesn’t work well is the dust collection system of my table saw. I’ve positioned it in such a way that it can be used with my benchtop jointer and lunchbox planer too. The router table was actually an after thought, but I’m glad I did it. The top is made of laminated 1/2 ply with a high pressure laminate top secured with contact cement. This makes it quite slick.

I may still add a folding out-feed table and a home made T-square fence that I can use on both table saw and the router table. It took a bit of engineering but it was a fun, practical build!

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 05:46 PM

That is a really amazing set up. Well thought out and nicely executed. Great Job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 09:22 PM

That’s a just a brilliant set up. Impressive.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Marty 529

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#3 posted 11-18-2013 05:42 PM

Nice set up. I’m always looking at ideas for small shops.

-- Marty, Ohio

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#4 posted 11-16-2014 08:45 PM

Great job.

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#5 posted 11-17-2014 06:26 PM

Great job! I’m curious about the jack leg, does it work well for you? I have the plans for Norms table and plan on making it here this Winter.

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