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MasonJay

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08-13-2020 04:26 PM

Long time reader, first time poster.

I’ve recently seen a lot of ‘table saw work stations’ that provides some storage solutions within the same footprint as your table saw. Last year I bought a Jet jwts-10jf? that came with lots of extras including cast iron wings. Off to the right there is an area where you would typically see a router wing placed, however that area is blank on mine. I’d like to maximize my workshop area and put in a router wing, all while building the table saw work station.

I would like to build out of 3/4” ply on a torsion box base w/ casters and leveling feet. What has me lost, is how to build up the are to the right to make it flush with the current cast wings. My guess is measure 6 times before I make the cuts?

I found this blog that contains my exact saw… almost. This is what I’m aiming for with the exception that I would have the router to the right side. I’ve tried searching for the plans or more info on this station but no luck so far.

Thoughts?


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Meisterburger

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#1 posted 08-13-2020 05:40 PM

Measuring correctly helps, but if anything short the measurement just a little bit. Whatever leveling feet you use should allow you to bring it up high enough to be flush to the saw table

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#2 posted 08-13-2020 05:47 PM

Love the looks of it, any idea where they found the fence for the table saw?

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MasonJay

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#3 posted 08-13-2020 05:55 PM

The fence in that photo is the factory fence. They upgraded to a shop fox fence later in the post.

In regard the the leveling feet, I was under the impression that they are fixed to the base and there for stability to make the thing stationary when cutting. Not sure how they would help raise just the router area independently

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#4 posted 08-13-2020 08:20 PM

I would make your torsion box table slightly higher than the saw and just shim under the saw with some thin washers or pieces of pop can. Once you get it perfect you can bolt it down.

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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MasonJay

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#5 posted 08-13-2020 09:20 PM

Jarrett that was the answer I was looking for thank you. As simple as that is, I was thinking far too complex.

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#6 posted 08-14-2020 01:11 PM



I would make your torsion box table slightly higher than the saw and just shim under the saw with some thin washers or pieces of pop can. Once you get it perfect you can bolt it down.

- smitdog

This is what I did. Adding a couple washers and tape to get it to sit perfectly. However, no matter how stiff you make it, it will shift if your floors are uneven.

I like having the router to the right of my saw so I can use the saw fence as the fence for the router. With it on the left, the fence is very limited. I also built a benchtop jointer into my cabinet that sits to the left of my saw. So I had to make the top removable so I could get to the jointer. I also made a removable outfeed section so I could easily do maintenance on the saw motor and trunions if needed.

Back view

Router table side

Jointer side

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#7 posted 08-14-2020 04:00 PM

That is freaking beatiful. My only concern would be more relief at the bottom kick so you have more room for your feet. Only do this for the working side of the TS and Router.

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#8 posted 08-14-2020 05:58 PM

I would use heavy duty adjustable height appliance feet under the support points for the metal saw base.

When you get it where the top is level/flush with the cabinet top, then bolt the ends of the top to the cabinet top (the same way the saw table extensions were bolted on).

-- Andy - Arlington TX

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