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Here is my version of the Rockwell Bladerunner. Credit to Stumpynubs for the concept. I need to experiment with some different blades, and you need to have the hold down shoe down tight to prevent vibration, but it works well.

I'm in the process of building my table saw into a cabinet so I didn't need the table saw base anymore, figured I might as well use it for this. Still need to build a drawer for blades and accessories.

All the materials are cut-offs and left-overs. Top is laminated plywood.
The material hold down shoe and switch guards (prevent accidental turn-ons) are made from a joist hanger.
Thumb knob is laminated plywood that I cut on my router pantograph.

I've uploaded a Model to the Sketchup 3D Warehouse if anyone would like to download it.

Thanks for looking

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Nice job on the table, Chris. Even a home made knob. I love it!!

Jim
 

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That's a great looking table - I'm making one now and not in the same league as yours - well done!
 

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Thanks Jes, it's pretty handy! No replacement for a band saw, but its nice to not have to pull out a jig saw for a simple cut.
 

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Chris-Very innovative use of materials. Good job.

Like the switch guard and the hold-downs.

If you drilled a hole thru the switch guards, you could make a switch lock-out for it with a stiff piece of wire and a padlock.

There are times when that's going to come in handy.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Really nice top Chris. Like the whole concept.
 

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The plywood on edge gives it an interesting look.
 

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I did something very similar but not a dedicated station as I did not/do not have enough room.
I made an insert for my router table that holds my very old Craftsman jig saw.
It works but it is not as pretty as yours!
 

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Thanks for all the comments!

Rick - Yeah, I don't know why but I love the look of the end laminated plywood. I'm working on a router table with a top of end laminated plywood and Masonite that gives it a real pronounced dark stripe.

oldnovice - Router table insert is a good idea too. I haven't seen that!
 
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