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In another thread you're talking about maybe a cushin to raise you up a bit.
Check these sites. Might give you some ideas. If was me, I think I would think about getting an old, cheap, wheelchair, and modify it. Maybe outriggers with wheels. Maybe just add four ATV wheels to widen one. Mainly for shop use. Might be something you could get along with, or just a stop-gap, until you got a shop with sunken tools. http://www.prodgroup.com/products/bentley.html http://www.asme.org/mechanicaladvantage/winter96/kurt.htm
Personally, I don't think it would be that big a deal, shortening a table saw. I'm thinking slice off the bottom, with the levelers, slice out a section above that, then weld the bottom on what's left. That would still leave your levelers on. I'm thinking bandsaw same.
Or, my personal choice. you can solve your problem by putting something like this in, to raise your wheelchair up. http://www.homemetalshopclub.org/projects/crane/crane.html No prob.
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I've disposed of more than one wheelchair these past twenty years so it's likely I'll have one again to use for this purpose. Probably the easiest way to raise it up would be to find some oversized wheels. I currently use 24" tires so to gain three inches I'd have to go up to a 30" wheel. Wonder if I could find some of that size that were usable? Then I'd have to find a way to modify the front casters to accommodate the rear height. Isn't that the way? Solving one problem always leads to another one.

Yup. I'm sure that I'll get some stares when I'm out looking at cabinet saws and asking the sales people to turn the saws on their sides so I can look at modification possibilities for the bases. That would be a hoot! Sales people staring at the crazy guy in the wheelchair. :)

All good suggestions. As to the overhead sliding boom, that was the first thing I thought of. I plan to rush right out and buy one when I win the next $20,000,000 lottery. Of course, I'd need an electric one with remote control since I'd be hanging in the air and not be able to push it anywhere. :)
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