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Tablesaw tips, tricks, and techniques, Part 2

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Put wings beneath your wings.

How do you keep all of those tablesaw accessories close at hand without being under foot? Take two pieces of 1" angle iron a couple of inches shorter than the width of your saw and bolt them to the front and rear of your contractor-style saw's stand, as shown. Now cut plywood shelves to fit between the stand and the ends of the angle iron, and bolt them on top of it. Add a strip of hardwood at the end of each shelf to keep things from falling off, and you gain valuable storage space.

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Comments (3)
jlcusimano1 wrote:

Substituting 3/4" x 1" wood strips for the angle iron will save you the high cost of angle iron at the big box stores.

5/29/2014 03:01:22 PM Report Abuse
mmyjak wrote:

I decided to raise my saw a couple of inches and add dust collection too. I made a box out of 2x4s (on the flat) and covered it with a 1/2" of CDX plywood. I mounted it beneath the steel box of the saw, and above the leg assembly. I then screwed a 1"x2" rails to the front and rear of my box. I cut a whole in the CDX and added a 4" dust collection fitting. Muah! Perfecto! Increase dust collection by adding 1/8" masonite sheet mounted with magnetic tap to cover most of the rear opening.

3/10/2012 05:13:34 AM Report Abuse
lh443 wrote:

Smart idea.

3/8/2012 07:33:31 PM Report Abuse

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