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Support tablesaw shelves with angle-iron rails

Support tablesaw shelves with angle-iron rails

Every time you switch from the miter gauge to the rip fence, you have to walk across the shop to put one or the other down. Then there's the problem of where to store the pushstick and other tablesaw accessories. Solve this dilemma by building a pair of shelves below your tablesaw top, using two pieces of angle iron and some 3/4" plywood or particleboard. Cut two pieces of 1/8 x 1 x 1" angle iron as long as the total length of your tablesaw top, extensions included. Mount the angle iron just above the joint where the legs and the saw enclosure meet, using three equally spaced 5/16 x 2" machine bolts. (If the saw's power switch or handle interferes, bolt the angle iron to the legs.)

Attach the shelves to the angle iron using 1/4" machine screws, lock washers, and nuts. Countersink the heads of the screws into the shelves. A strip of 1 x 2 glued and screwed to the outside end of each shelf will keep accessories from falling off.

-- Marvin Ring, Corvallis, Ore.

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Comments (3)
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lodjr wrote:

You need to think about saw dust. I used hardware cloth instead, and saw dust falls out.

4/13/2010 07:20:20 AM Report Abuse
ec05959 wrote:

When I made a similar modification, I used a large scrap piece of 3/4 " plywood and mounted it between the base of the saw and the top of the legs. I cut out the center to fit a dust collector connection. The hardest part was lifting the heavy Powermatic saw off of the legs I used a car jack and some milk crates to support it.

4/10/2010 10:49:36 PM Report Abuse
petejw wrote:

I built one a long time ago, but I added an edge on the front and rear of the shelves also. This stops items from falling due to vibration.

4/8/2010 12:06:07 PM Report Abuse

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