Table saw platforms?

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Forum topic by optimusprimer92 posted 11-19-2018 05:02 PM 513 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-19-2018 05:02 PM

Anyone here build a platform for their table saw? If so, could you post a picture of what you did? I’m looking at getting a cabinet saw but they average around 34” in table height. My workbench is 37” high and I’m not going to build a new one or chop I down (I use my bench for outfeed as well). The only option I can foresee is building a platform for the saw to sit on. Ideas?

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#1 posted 11-19-2018 07:16 PM

A mobile base would give you some height

-- always something

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#2 posted 11-19-2018 07:23 PM

It won’t give you 3” though. For that you’d have to either put a couple pieces of plywood down inside the mobile base for the saw base to sit on (and then you’d likely want to bolt it down to the wood), or just build a small platform out of plywood for the saw to sit on.

Personally, I need my saw to be mobile so I just adjusted my workbench height down an inch (mine was closer to 36” and my saw is 35” with the mobile base).

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#3 posted 11-19-2018 07:43 PM

With my luck, I would trip on the platform while operating the saw and cause a bad accident.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 11-19-2018 07:51 PM

I had the same issue with my UniSaw I simply made a base out of MDF traced the base on the platform. I removed the base and cut it along the lines that I had put on it, using a jig saw and replacing it beneath the saw. It worked fine and continues to hold my saw at the correct height. It has been almost 10 years.

I hope that this helps.


-- Dick Shryock, on the rock bound coast of Maine

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