Anyone have plans for a table saw stand?
I'd like to set it up on a stand, probably with lockable casters, and leave it attached. I can mock up something myself, but just wondering if anyone has a plan kicking around for this already.
What I would be concerned about is the stability; making sure that the stand (and saw) don't topple over when feeding something like a large panel. Do you attach the saw to the stand? How do you find the stability during use?
No sorry that is the insert that comes with the saw. I am still just gathering the tools for a basic workshop. I may make a ZCI at some point but not yet.
Derek: The stand itself is pretty short so so far I haven't had any issues as far as stability is concerned. If I do discover issues with the saw trying to jump off the table I will of course figure out a way to attach the saw to the table. The casters are all lockable so it won't roll around. I also made the table top even with my work bench to help support larger pieces of media. I mostly built the table as such for ease of storage and mobility ... in the future my needs may change but for now its about ideal.
Let me know when you do -- I'll share my first, not so successful experience, and my second (successful) experience making ZCIs for the DeWalt contractor saw.
I actually have the DeWalt folding stand for this saw, and I use it when I'm going to have the saw set up for extended periods of time. The stand has a front lip that the bottom frame tube rests in and there are four bolts that secure the saw to the stand. Once bolted down, it's actually very sturdy. I don't cut full sheets of ply on it anymore though. I have a Kreg Rip-Cut and a set of these to break down full sheets into manageable pieces. I usually take a saw horse to Home Depot, plug in my circ saw to the power inverter in my truck, and rip the sheets down right there before I load them in the bed. Then when I get them back to my shop, I resaw the pieces into the precise measurements for the project. I don't care WHAT size table saw you have, unless you have an enormous pro-grade saw with a massive outfeed table, 50" fence, or one of the ones that holds the workpiece in a sled that can accept a full sheet of material, cutting full sheets on any table saw sucks. If you're going to, make sure the base won't tip -- that's great advice. But better advice is "don't try to cut full sheets down on a small table saw." Cutting a lot of full sheets? The proper tool is a panel saw.
I told my son I wanted a Rip-Cut for fathers day now lets see if he follows through :-)
As for full sheets of ply for ease of transport and handling in my small "shop" I make full use of the cutting services of my local Lowes. A full sheet of 3/4" MDF is much easier to move around when cut into 2'x4' sections.