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Quick-Convert Tablesaw/Router Station
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This easy-to-build mobile tool stand packs a shop full of convenience in a small package. With a footprint of less than 7 square feet when folded, this tool stand expands into a massive 17-square-foot tablesaw work surface. And it's multi-talented—to switch to a router table simply slide out the on-board router drawer. While we show this mobile base with a Bosch GTS1031 bencthtop tablesaw, the base was designed to fit many similarly sized tablesaws. Before building the station, measure your chosen tablesaw's dimensions carefully and adjust the base to match your saw if necessary. Likewise, measure your router's  height to ensure it fits in the bin.

Overall dimensions when folded are 33" wide x 29" deep x 31" high. Unfolded: 72x48x31".

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Bothell, WA

Love my new multi-purpose shop stand!

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This was my first big woodworking build, so don't judge me too harshly! I really wanted a useful tool stand with storage that could be stowed away easily, so I was excited to see the this plan at wood store.com. My table saw is an older craftsman, so I had to make a few adjustments to the cabinet width – all of the horizontal cabinet parts had to be resized, which meant revising the cut sheet.



Turned out to be a pretty easy build, and I am please with the way it turned out. Had to make a few more modifications, wanted all of the top surfaces to be completely level and on the same plane. So I added level adjusters on all the wing supports; just a simple steel/nylon insert lock nut embedded near the end of the support with a 1/4" x 20 bolt for adjustment.



I use a sled for most of my smaller table saw projects, so I had to cut miter slots in the outfeed wing. Also made the drawer a bit taller, since I already have a Bosch router table I like, and made a hand hole for the table saw shelf. Makes it easy to take in and out and provides a great option for wall hanging when not in use.



All in all, I'd say it took about 2.5 days of actual work to complete. If I didn't already have this one, I would definitely build it again; so much table space and loads of options. I highly recommend this plan...

All Plans are not the same

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Seems that some feel the plans are custom to fit their equipment? It's not. That's called woodworking...great plans and idea that will more than likely require that you have some sort of skill (Unlike the others in some of the reviews) to customize it to your equipment and liking. Looks great and works great. Sorry for the rant but neg reviews here just do not make sense. Some just don't get the fact that you actually have to think and actually have fun with the modifications needed to make it all come together properly!

Udine Italia

misure

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il mio commento é che il progetto é ok le misure vorrei che fossero in mm e non in pollici

Not useful as designed

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These plans are less than useful as designed. The table saw fence can't be adjusted without completely eliminating the right wing extension and modifying the right vertical panel. On my Dewalt, the fence lock can't be accessed without either cutting an access hole on the right panel or pulling the saw out every time the fence lock requires accessing. It seems to me that this table was originally designed as a router table and you guys decided to throw in the Saw Table designation in hopes of drawing more customers. A better designation would be Router Station that could be used as a Poorly Designed Table Saw Station. Shame on you guys at Wood Store.net. I won't be buying stuff from you any time soon.

Florence, Ms.

Router saw table

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This is a good pattern. I have a DeWalt saw and the measurement were not the same as for the Bosch. Once I got everything figured out, it went together well. It is a big improvement to my job site saw.