Tablesaw Sanding Table
We designed this sanding table to fit a 10" Jet Contractor's Saw. You'll probably have to alter the table's size to fit your particular saw. Dust catchers such as ours aren't meant to replace dust-collection devices you're already using. This one is a site-specific accessory that helps you manage the fine dust that results from using a handheld pad sander. Note also the handy built-in tool tray for storing sanding blocks, pushsticks, and other workshop items.
Build the table as shown in the Exploded View below to fit your particular saw. We used a piece of perforated hardboard to mark the numerous hole locations. Drill the holes and then countersink them slightly. Use a piece of duct out the back of the unit to fit your dust-collection system or shop vacuum.
Bill of Materials
|Bill of Materials|
|C end caps||3/4"||2-3/16"||24"||H||2|
|E screen molding||3/16"||3/4"||25-5/8"||H||2|
|F screen molding||3/16"||3/4"||8-1/2"||H||2|
|H end cap||3/4"||5"||5"||H||1|
Materials Key: MF-medium density fiberboard, H-hardwood (maple or birch), HB-hardboard.
Supplies: #8x1" flathead wood screws, #8x1-1/2" flathead wood screws, 1/2" hardware cloth, plastic laminate, #6x3/4" panhead sheet-metal screws, 4" round duct 5" long, #17x1" wire nails.
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