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Forum topic by Ub1chris posted 09-25-2017 11:11 PM 946 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-25-2017 11:11 PM

I’m needing a new counter for my chop saw. Instead of building one long unit with a shorter section for the saw, I’m considering 2 units with a gap in the middle where my chop saw on a wheeled cart will slide right in. Also, I could slide my planer cart on wheels in and use the long counters for infeed / outfeed. My main concern will be getting the planer cart to lock in at the right height. Has anyone done something like this, or is it going to be more trouble than its worth?


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#1 posted 09-25-2017 11:14 PM

Just have to measure correctly and build your rolling stands. If your DP is a bench top you might want to include it also.

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#2 posted 09-25-2017 11:26 PM

I would think if you built a rolling box then placed your equipment inside the box on leg levelers you might have an easier time adjusting the height to your bench top height, providing there’s enough room. You’d have to do the math on that one.

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#3 posted 09-25-2017 11:58 PM

Is there a reason that the machines still need to be portable? Could a flip top tool arrangement work?

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#4 posted 09-28-2017 08:37 PM

I am in the process of remodeling a 20×21 room into a shop. Finally after 32 years. I’m at the point of building a miter saw station and storage (I have none) bench. I’m asking you sages if I should build it full length against the wall or split it up. I looked at Norm Abrams project. Looks great but I’m just not sure. I never set up a shop before. Need help. Thanks!

-- Michael

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