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Old 04-14-2018, 04:26 PM   #1
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Trying to decide if I want to do a fixed table, 2í deep along the side of the garage, or a mobile table, 4x8 on casters. Pics are of the 2 ďstylesĒ Iím considering. Any thoughts or suggestions? Both designs will accommodate a table saw and miter saw.




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Old 04-14-2018, 04:29 PM   #2
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I much prefer the table you posted, especially if your gonna mount a table saw in it. It will give you a lot more versatility when it comes to cutting up wood with the table saw or the miter saw.
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:34 PM   #3
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X2 on the table (with locking casters I'm assuming). Much more versatile as dhillis said.
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:40 PM   #4
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Ok I’ll be honest. I prefer the table as well, but with no good plans found, the bench looks simpler to “make it up as I go” lol
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:41 PM   #5
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my reaction to the table on casters .... "wish i would have thought of that"
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:59 PM   #6
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I do not understand how the second one will accommodate a table saw, it is just a wall mounted work bench. You could set a miter saw on it, but it would not work for a table saw. I much prefer a table saw with a wider table as a single unit, not integrated in a bench like that.

Many projects require both a table and miter saw, with a bench/table like that you would be continuously juggling
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:20 PM   #7
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Alright, going back to Lowe’s now for plywood and 7-11 for construction lube. See if I can’t make a table from pictures lol.

Side note...the worst thing about building a work table is not having a work table to use during the process.
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:25 PM   #8
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Definitely the rolling bench. I'm needing to build one of those in the near future.

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Old 04-14-2018, 06:32 PM   #9
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Quote:
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my reaction to the table on casters .... "wish i would have thought of that"
^this exactly. Going to try to draw up some plans based on this picture. Going to add some electric outlets to mine.

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Old 04-14-2018, 06:46 PM   #10
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I’m installing a power strip on mine for now. Will add outlet boxes once I get the electrical in the garage hot I need it
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:24 PM   #11
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I like the table. Found this as a pretty decent starting point......

https://imgur.com/a/ou0rs
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:12 PM   #12
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Check with Canoe1, he made a sweet table that is mobile
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:41 PM   #13
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I'll make it easy for ya...Both! That 2-footer would be worthless for a table saw. You jump off in to a project and wanna rip some ply and then cut some smaller stuff, your miter is on the floor. Do both with a recessed spot for that miter on the wall bench. You'll love all the storage under both as well.
*and I'll be jealous!
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:01 AM   #14
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I did a screen shot of a similar table that someone on here posted. It may be the same one as mentioned above. Itís a nice looking table if you need to incorporate a saw. I tried to load it but it failed, if you want I will text it to you or whoever for posting.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:59 AM   #15
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Yesterdays progress

Today Iíll be cutting in the table saw, reinforcing and attaching the top, mounting electrical and tweaking anything I find that I donít like.


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Old 04-15-2018, 11:09 AM   #16
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Lookin' good!
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:14 AM   #17
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I built one with a 4x8 top. I decided not to cut in any tools since my mitre saw & table saw are already rolling too. After having it for a coulple months now, I absolutely love it!
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:44 AM   #18
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Table saw is in. Supported on the sides and rear, debating if I need to build a frame under it to support from below.





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Old 04-15-2018, 01:26 PM   #19
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All done for now. Iím sure Iíll find some things to add or modify once I start using it.


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Old 04-15-2018, 02:09 PM   #20
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I did mine very similar to yours. It makes ripping plywood easy.
I have pallet racking in my shop. The table rolls right under it , giving me lots of room to do other stuff.
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:18 AM   #21
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:59 AM   #22
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Small shop with limited room = moveable table
Large shop and plenty of room = fixed bench with fixed power outlets.
I hate having electric cords all over the place to trip over.
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:35 AM   #23
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Lookin good! I wish I had the room for that.
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