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Pyro

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01-14-2020 11:14 PM

Hey guys,

I’m getting my new space sorted out and I’m looking for advice on tool placement.

Dimensions: 9×19

Tools: 12” sliding miter saw, router table, floor drill press, job site table saw (on mobile base).

It’s a weird sized space. Because the space is narrow I need to have all these tools on one side. My job site table saw is on mobile base so I can roll it outside when I use it, but it should have a home somewhere on this wall as well. I’d like to have a bench for the miter saw with T-Track stops but I’m a little confused about how to incorporate all of these tools and where to position the miter saw. I don’t want to go crazy in terms of project complexity. I figure I’ll be in this space for a few years but after that, who knows. Input is much appreciated. Thank you!


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#1 posted 01-14-2020 11:21 PM

well first off put everything on wheels,even my workbenches are on wheels makes rearrainging much easier,and you will many times over.for the miter saw make a cart with wings that fold down when not in use,you can find many designs here.if you build a bench it will take up a lot of space you dont have.with all the tools on wheels you’ll be surprised with off fast you can set up and be working.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Pyro

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#2 posted 01-14-2020 11:28 PM


well first off put everything on wheels,even my workbenches are on wheels makes rearrainging much easier,and you will many times over.for the miter saw make a cart with wings that fold down when not in use,you can find many designs here.if you build a bench it will take up a lot of space you dont have.with all the tools on wheels you ll be surprised with off fast you can set up and be working.

- pottz

Mmm yes pottz that makes sense to me. That way I could move things around based on my needs and I like the non committal attitude. Would you put wings on router table as well?

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#3 posted 01-15-2020 12:04 AM

I have a 10’ x 20’ shed I use for hobby work. I put my bench top tools on sliders to save room. The Grizzly shop planner could help too.

Here’s some pics of how I did mine.

Note- the bench top drill press will end up on a 18” cabinet this summer and a 14” band saw will go on the right.

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Pyro

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#4 posted 01-15-2020 12:11 AM



I have a 10’ x 20’ shed I use for hobby work. I put my bench top tools on sliders to save room. The Grizzly shop planner could help too.

Here’s some pics of how I did mine.

Note- the bench top drill press will end up on a 18” cabinet this summer and a 14” band saw will go on the right.

- HuckleberryWoodWrks

You got a lot in there! Does the miter saw roll out?

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#5 posted 01-15-2020 12:20 AM

I have a 10’ x 20’ shed I use for hobby work. I put my bench top tools on sliders to save room. The Grizzly shop planner could help too.

Here’s some pics of how I did mine.

Note- the bench top drill press will end up on a 18” cabinet this summer and a 14” band saw will go on the right.

- HuckleberryWoodWrks

You got a lot in there! Does the miter saw roll out?

- Pyro

It does but I haven’t moved it out since I put it in there. The TS has only come out when my father needed to borrow it. If you plan it out, you can really fit a lot. I have a little cut out in the wall for longer boards when using the MS.

In the next couple years I’ll add the BS, air cleaner, drop down (diy) panel saw for easier sheet break down, and a bigger TS. 100 amp service will get run this summer or next so that stuff hasn’t been a priority until then.

Here’s another pic that shows it better. Also on the wall behind/next to the TS is where all the saw horses and out-feed support are.

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#6 posted 01-15-2020 12:46 AM


well first off put everything on wheels,even my workbenches are on wheels makes rearrainging much easier,and you will many times over.for the miter saw make a cart with wings that fold down when not in use,you can find many designs here.if you build a bench it will take up a lot of space you dont have.with all the tools on wheels you ll be surprised with off fast you can set up and be working.

- pottz

Mmm yes pottz that makes sense to me. That way I could move things around based on my needs and I like the non committal attitude. Would you put wings on router table as well?

- Pyro


i dont think their needed on a router table,mine doesn’t and ive never had an issue.look at my projects and you will see my router table,and also check out my shop pic’s and you will see some of the things ive done.i park my truck in the shop every night.it takes me about 5 minutes to set up for work.even if i didn’t have to move these tools out of the way id still have them on wheels.i just did some rearranging about a month ago,it never ends,until we do of course-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 01-15-2020 01:50 AM

Unlike a saw, a router bit can be approached from different directions.

When the router is mounted in an extension wing of the table saw, if you mount the router fence perpendicular to the rip fence (then remove the rip fence), you can use almost the whole length of the table saw as either an infeed or outfeed table for the router, depending on whether you place the router fence behind, or in front of, the router bit (as viewed from the front of the saw).

Andy

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#8 posted 01-15-2020 07:07 AM

Think about your infeed and outfeeds. If you plan on running an 8’ board through a table saw, jointer, planer etc you really need 8’ before the blade and another 8’ after the blade. I have a lot of stuff on stands/wheels with the heights set so that my planer outfeeds onto my TS (with the blade down and fence off of course), and the TS outfeeds onto my workbench. Still though, most of the time when I have to work on longer stock or full sheet goods, I seek alternate methods like a circular saw or handheld router.

-- ~Walker

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#9 posted 01-15-2020 07:22 AM

I really appreciate the kind of topics you post here. Thanks for sharing us a great information that is actually helpful. Good day! happy wheels

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#10 posted 01-15-2020 07:22 AM

I really appreciate the kind of topics you post here. Thanks for sharing us a great information that is actually helpful. Good day! happy wheels

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#11 posted 01-15-2020 11:47 AM

I feel your pain. I have a 10’ x 16’ shop. I have a miter saw and jobsite table saw both on wheeled folding carts. After asking here I decided to put the miter saw in storage and glad I did. I am in the process of insulating and installing a french cleat wall system. The french cleats will allow me to maximize wall storage and the flexibility to refine where things will go. When you think about it almost any miter saw cut can be done with a table saw.

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#12 posted 01-15-2020 02:25 PM

I don’t have the same space constraints but I do have floor space issues. Here are a few ideas I’ve used:
  • Put planer and belt/disc combination sander on mobile flip top cart.
  • Put belt grinder on a mobile cart with extra space to clamp down “swappable tools”
  • Swappable tools – 1×30 belt sander, scroll saw, OSS, CMS – are all mounted to a plywood base with a french cleat on the bottom. There is a french cleat high up on one wall where they all hang. When I need one, I pull it down and clamp it down onto the mobile cart with the belt sander.
  • Table saw is on a mobile plywood cart that provides storage underneath the saw and below the wings for all the TS accessories as well as other stuff.
  • Router table has its own cabinet built in and the whole thing is mobile. When needed, I put a blank throat insert in router plate and use for assembly or for an additional place to clamp swappable tools
  • Jointer, drill press and bandsaw pretty much stay in the same place but all have mobile bases and can be moved easily as needed.

So, the only things in my shop that aren’t mobile are my workbench, metal-working machines and big wood lathe. Hopefully some of that can give you an idea or two :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Pyro

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#13 posted 01-16-2020 09:55 PM

Thanks guys, appreciate your responses. Looks like keeping everything on wheels and using flippable or multi-tool carts is the way to go.

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