Yesterday I took apart my former table saw, a 70s 9" direct drive
Craftsman that died a year ago and has been lurking in a corner ever
since. The stand is built like a tank and has a mobile base so I know
I can put that to immediate use.
The top is 17" x 20", cast iron and still as flat as I can determine
flatness, though the insert plate is not. The extensions are cast web
and so not terribly useful. Is there any shop use for such a thing?
The only thing I can think of would be to make a disc sander out of
it. Not really high on my priorities, nor can I really see dedicating
that much floor space to it. I can't see any way of using it as a
router table without the router ending up too far below the surface.
I intend to put the router table in the table saw extension anyway.
If I can't find a use for it in the shop I'm seriously considering
making an end table out of it. It's heavy, but not ridiculously heavy
like a full size top. I could put the two extensions together to make
a match for it. And it would go with the workbench-coffee table I
keep wanting to build. And I don't have a SWMBO to nix either of