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Old 06-08-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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New Shop (table Saw Table)


I'm buying a new home so I get to design a new shop.

I would like to have my table saw built into the main work table. I have a Ridged work site table saw with the stand. (collapsible with wheels)

I can remove it from the stand but it would be great if I can just roll it into the table.

Has anyone done this or seen it done.

If anyone knows of a website that may have some pictures

Thanks
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Old 06-08-2017, 08:35 PM   #2
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Re: New Shop (table Saw Table)


Congrats on the new house.

I don't have any advice on setting up a jobsite saw like that but I do have the experience using both a jobsite saw and a cabinet saw in the shop. If there is any way you can do it, get a cabinet saw. You will not regret it. It's way more stable and has a far better fence for starters.

The only thing I regret about my shop saw is that I cheaped out and got the 1.75 hp motor. If I had it to do over again I'd get the 3hp.

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Finewoodworking.com has a lot of articles online from their back issues that have a lot of examples like you're describing.

You'd have to sign up for the online subscription to reach most of them though.

Rousseau probably makes a stand with outfeed for your saw. I really like their table saw stands. http://rousseauco.com/portamax-model-2790.html
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Do you mean leave the saw on the current stand and roll it into place?

http://www.crestonwood.com/saw.php

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One of my saws is the rigid and....it's OK. Not a fan of the portable stand for it, so that's around here...somewhere. For the shop I just built a melamine assembly table that has a 2x4 portable stand before it for the rigid. This works well as the dust collection isn't that good on the rigid, especially if you make a zero insert. Having easy access to the front of it lets me hook it up to the dust collector easily--tip it up and get underneath it.

Like in the last post, I have some drop in extensions for the table that will cover anything longer I need to the left of the saw table.

If you're setting up a shop, I'd just make a temp one with the idea of getting a better saw just for shop use as the rigid is what it is, a plastic jobsite saw.
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I actually have one of those tables, I bought it at a garage sale. I put wood on it to make it into a portable table. I didn't even realize what it was really for
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So just build the bench around the tablesaw with the rollers on. Can't be that hard.
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You can find a lot of plans for things like that on Pinterest
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I have a Jet cabinet saw on a mobile base with a outfeed roller table and a roller table for the side. With a setup like that you can do pretty much anything that comes up.
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I'm buying a new home so I get to design a new shop.

I would like to have my table saw built into the main work table. I have a Ridged work site table saw with the stand. (collapsible with wheels)

I can remove it from the stand but it would be great if I can just roll it into the table.

Has anyone done this or seen it done.

If anyone knows of a website that may have some pictures

Thanks
All going to depend on the footprint on the best design...

Are you looking to double-duty a work table that stays in place, or to make it able to be removed from the main area when not using the table saw? If the former, all you would need is for the work table to be a 1/2" lower than the Rigid when on the stand and you could just roll it right to to the table...

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