in a recent garage makeover for bench tools, Norm built a large
planer/chopsaw cart. His chop saw was up high, and had extension
wings to flip up. I wanted mine to be the same height as the tablesaw
The planer is high enough that my Home Depot outfeed support will drop
down to "catch" boards feeding through.
On Sat 06 Nov 2004 01:15:56a, email@example.com (Alan W) wrote in
Thanks, Alan. With that idea, I now know how all my larger power tools will
be stored. I've already built a cart for the SCMS, but I think the Ryobi
spindle sander would be just fine where your chop saw is. :-) That was the
Oh, dammit. Forgot about that vintage Sears Scroll saw a friend dropped off
last spring. Nuts.
Make the table top deeper, then make the back swing up to make an even
larger top. Put the scroll saw on a lazy suzan with a lock rod, pivot it
around, lock it, raise the table and away you go with a space to sit with
your legs underneath.
A variation on that would probably work, but this is a belt-driven scroll
saw. I've got to mount a motor on there someplace too. And I haven't even
started reconditioning the poor thing. I'll build the station with that in
mind but it'll be awhile before I start scrollsawing. :-)
Heck, he dropped off a homemade lathe too, and it's still in pieces. I
think SWMBO wants that one put together first. She's been watching that
woodturning basics show on DIY.
I will use it at that height, the planer weighs about 90 lbs and it
really is a bit much to move by oneself safely around the shop. My
intention in height was to have the beds where the home depot outfeed
support would handle the outfeed, but in my world my measurements were
off a ways +again+. Will have to see if I can cut down the central bar
a bit more than I thought.. :)
I've not used the dewalt much yet, it does leave a very smooth surface,
and except for planing some 1/4" pieces the other day, the dust blower
is quite good. I expect with the dust collector it will be even better.
The 1/4" did suffer bad tearout / snipe, but I understand this is a
funce of the small stuff (1/2" x 1/4") flexing under planing. If I made
a sled, it would have been fine.
Actual height to the bed is about 17" or so, the wheels are about 5" in
total height, then the 1 1/2" of plywood shelves, the height of the
drawer opening is about 9.5" and then the high from the planer bottom to
the bed itself.
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