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Recently I had a need to build a new table saw base for my Model R4512 Ridigid saw. Rather than just building a simple replacement base, I opted to build one with lots of storage potential and extend the cutting range of the rip fence. This new base measures 6 feet long by 2 feet deep. This is my version of a table saw workstation which is set up for my specific needs. I have six casters on the base; two are the fixed type that can be rotated 360 degrees. I can pull the base from the wall and then rotate the fixed casters 90 degrees to move the base left or right. If I toe in the fixed rotating caster 45 degrees the base will not move. I relocated tilt hand wheel to the right front of the saw.
Some of the features that I incorporated into mobile base.

• Fixed Caster wheels so they can turn in 360 degrees.
• Internal Baffling for Dust Collection
• Relocated tilt hand wheel to the right front of the saw.
• Extension for left side table
• Right side extension table
• Upgraded rip fence rails to 96".
• Mounted a power switch for the dust collector to the front of the fence rail.
• Heavy duty drawer handles
• On-Board Storage for All Wood Cutting Equipment

I first painted all of the wood with latex paint to reduce the affects of humidity and top off it with enamel paint.

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Great use of space. One day, I will have the space to build something like this.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Chucko - Awesome looking TS Station. I am completely amazed on the table extensions. Question, where did you get the fence rail extensions? Hope you post some more pictures, great project.
 

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and this didn't make Top 3????
 

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Awesome. I am planning on doing something very similar with my saw. What is that part that you used to bring the tilt wheel to the front?
 

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I picked the Rails on Ebay. I slid the old rails down to the left and installed the new one on the right. This gives me a 52" cut on the right side of the blade.
I used a Harbor Fright angle drive grinder that the armature burned up. I removed the windings and tin plates.
 

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I used a Harbor Fright angle drive grinder that the armature burned up. I removed the windings and tin plates.
- chucko
There are some truly inventive, talented people here…I like this place a lot.

Superb job chucko!
 

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Newbie with his first table saw (Awesome Steel City 35926) and it is way big! The rails pretty much cut my little space in half. It never occurred to me that I might get too much ts! Now am wondering about making it mobile (trying to tame the beast a little). The project in this thread is VERY impressive but way beyond my current skill level. Is it feasible to use a commercial mobile base (such as the Jet jumbo)? I am concerned that such a base would cause problems (excessive vibration, needing to completely re-level after each move, etc). Any thoughts or suggestions would be very welcome. If these issues are addressed already in a different blog, please excuse my ignorance and point me in the right direction. Thanks!
 
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