Just another newbie question: Is there something on the market that will
allow me to take all my crappy tools and fit them into a universal table
of some kind? Something where I can put my skill saw in upside down to
become a table saw or my dremmel to become a router table, or my jig saw
to become a scroll saw? I know it all sounds dangerous, I've seen more
than enough accidents to thumbs and fingers on this newsgroup to know
that safty is first, but such a table should be a possibility, a cheap
combo table that you can stick your portable power tools into, any ideas?
Note the accessories at the bottom. A friend had one, seemed to work
well. Not cheap. Busy Bee tools carries then in Canada.
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I think if you check around, you'll find multiple earlier attempts at such
tables stuck in the rafters of many a woodworking shop. They were, AFAIK, each
and every one a failure in one way or another, basically a cheap method of
making a few extra bucks for the manufacturer from people who didn't have
enough tool knowledge to resist.
"In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
A dremel would be seriously underpowered in that application. There
HAVE been such tables for circular saws, with the guards. DAGS. Sears
marketed a sabre saw table, but it looked like more trouble than it was
I don't know about the Dremel, but...
Rockler has a series of baseplates that are all the same size and shape
(in that cool blue aluminum) but take different tools. You could create a
table to handle that style plate and just get different ones for each
a Dremel doesn't have the oomph to power a router bit. A scroll saw
uses narrow blades supported at each end. A skill saw as a table saw
for light duty projects would be your only possibility, and even that is
build yourself a workbench 10' long and 3' deep with two layers of
3/4" plywood for the top and with 2x6 cross-pieces every 2.5'. this
will allow you all sorts of options to mount various tools. right now
i only have a router and 12.5" planer that i can mount, but that's
only because i haven't had the need to mount anything else. your
biggest problem will be devising an accurate fence to use.
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