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First of all hey everyone this is my first time on here.

Im in the process of trying to figure out how to make a new table/cabinet and reliable fence to go with it. Unfortunately budget doesn't allow for me to go buy a large table saw with a bigger fence so I am working with my 10" dewalt compact saw. The saw works great but the top and fence are major limitations when trying to cut plywood sheets for example. I am hopeful someone has some suggestions for a better table saw work station with a nice sturdy/reliable fence I could build.

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There are a few videos on YouTube where guys have built bases for their contractor saws and there are a few videos where guys have built their own fence. Laney Shaughnessy does a nice build for the base and Matthias Wandel can show you how to make a fence.


 

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Well…so theres a couple add-on options from jet and other companies. You're looking at $150 used to $170-300 new. (for the rip fence, cabinet or workbench would be in addition to this)

Or you could sell the dewalt and use the money to buy a delta contractor saw with a 52" rip fence. It would be cheaper then trying to build a DIY fence IMO.

You end up spending the same amount of money at the $500-600 price point new as you would for a aftermarket solution.

Also a 6×6 or 8×8 outfeed table is definitely an asset.
 

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I'm currently selling the fence and rails that came with my new table saw it's a Shop Fox Classic Fence System w/ Standard Rails It is new in the box never opened (This is why I only have the stock photo) If your interested let me know.

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I'm all for most of the comments, but I just have one thing to add. I have a giant table saw (Powermatic 72) and it can still be difficult getting full sheets of plywood set up on there. It is definitely doable, but even with a large table on my saw, I find that it is much easier to do most plywood cuts with my circular saw. Depending on the application I may or may not take the time to set up a fence for my circular saw to ride along. You can get great repeatable cuts in no time at all.
 

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Thank you all for the comments and feedback, I think I'm leaning toward building a cabinet and making my own fence system to maximize storage. THEGREATJOHN couldn't agree more handling and cutting full sheets is difficult no matter what I imagine. I will probably do rough cuts with skill saw and finish cuts with table saw for larger pieces to get the exact replicas better
 
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