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Hi all I have a question I am a beginner and I am in need of replacing my table saw legs I move it around a lot but would like something solid that I don't have to move around space is limited can you share ideas

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Just the legs? Not the whole saw?

If it's a standard table saw, does the manufacturer make a rolling stand? Or if the the mounting holes are standard maybe you saw fits a rolling stand. These are maybe expensive, but they work great. I know both Bosch and DeWalt have nice stands. Another benefit is they fold up so great for getting out the way when not using. The major negative is just the expense.

Eli,

If you could post a picture of your saw, that would make offering suggestions easier.  Or, at least give the make and model of your saw.  Would like to help but don't have enough info to make a valid suggestion.

Don

ps. what breed of companion is in your profile pic?  I have 3 Dachshunds.


Aussie Mix I will get a photo of my table saw it is a ryobi the metal legs are weak and it doesn't seem to be sturdy and at times I have to stop a cut in order to check the table because it moves around, if I am cutting anything bigger than a 4x4 plywood the entire table lifts up on one side which is a bit concerning. What seems to make this really hard is I am disabled and trying to cut wood from my chair. 
Don Foley said:

Eli,

If you could post a picture of your saw, that would make offering suggestions easier.  Or, at least give the make and model of your saw.  Would like to help but don't have enough info to make a valid suggestion.

Don

ps. what breed of companion is in your profile pic?  I have 3 Dachshunds.

Eli,

I looked at Ryobi table saws on line and both models look to have flimsy legs.  The good news is you can custom build a base that should suit your needs. I suggest building a short table to mount the saw on using 4x4 lumber for the legs, 2x4 for the stretchers and 3/4 plywood for the top.  Once assembled bolt the saw through the plywood and you should have a solid base.

I would first find a height you find comfortable to work at.  Then deduct the height of the saw (from the top of the legs to the top of the saw) plus 3/4".  This is the height you want the 4x4 legs to be. Make the table top bigger then the saws footprint to allow the mounting bolts (the ones that mount the saw to the table) accessible from underneath.  Plus making it somewhat larger will make it more stable.

If you need the saw to be mobile Rockler offers flip down casters designed for workbenches that will allow you to move the saw when needed, but leave it solidly on the ground when in use.  I don't like locking casters for this application since movement is still possible.

If what I'm saying doesn't make sense, let me know.  I'll fire up my archaic drafting program and try to draw something to help.

Don

ps. I forgot to ask is your saw the model with the collapsible legs or the one with fixed legs?

CAUTION---

DO NOT cut large sections of sheet goods on a table saw---

it can potentially result in injury to persons, damage to nearby objects, and kick-back.

A 4x4 piece of PW is to large and unstable to be cut on a table saw with a small surface area, and short fence, like the Ryobi or similar small table saws.

There are other cutting tools more suitable for this task.

 

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