I’m always looking for ways to make improvements to my table saw. That’s why I’m so impressed with how this table saw workstation turned out. It started out simply enough. I installed a new T-square rip fence that was more accurate than my old fence and made it easy to rip large sheets of material. Well one thing soon led to another. Now the fence had the capacity to rip wide pieces. But I needed a large extension table to support them. So I built an extension table that attaches to the side of the saw. This table provided an ideal way to save some space in the shop. That’s because it doubles as a router table, see photo B. I even added an adjustable fence so I can use the router table and the table saw without having to “break down” either setup. (Plans for building the router table extension begin on page 8.) CABINETS. The table saw and router table are supported by three cabinets that are “ganged” together as a single unit. These cabinets provide storage, a built-in dust collection system, and a unique caster system that’s definitely worth a closer look. Finally, to “catch” a long workpiece as it comes off the saw table, I added an outfeed support that folds for storage.
- 23 pages of step-by-step instructions.
- Over 100 full-color photos and illustrations.
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies.