Table Saw Stand Diy Plans: How To Make A Rolling Table Saw Stand DIY
Rolling table saw stands are very popular among home users. They can be used for many purposes such as cutting up old furniture or even making your own DIY projects.
There are various types of rolling tables that can be made from different materials like wood, plastic, metal, etc. Some of them have wheels while others don’t. You may need to choose one based on your needs and budget.
The most common type of rolling table saw stands are those that have wheels. These are usually used for tabletop work because they’re easy to move around and can easily fit into tight spaces.
However, there’s nothing stopping you from using these without wheels if you prefer. If you want to use them for something else though, then it will require some modifications.
If you’re planning to use them for anything other than tabletop work, then you’ll need to modify them. Here are some things that you might need to consider before doing so:
You may want to purchase a new set of wheels for your table saw stand. You could try out a few different ones until you find one that works well with your table saw.
DIY Table Saw Stand Plans: How To Make A Rolling Table Saw Stand DIY
There are several ways to modify a standard rolling table saw stand. One way would be to add wheels.
Another option is to simply remove the wheels altogether and instead attach them to another piece of equipment. Still another alternative is adding hinges so that the legs can fold outwards when not in use. Whatever method you decide upon, here’s how you go about doing it!
Some people use their rolling tables as part of a larger work station. For these projects, you may want to add features like tool holders, a place to store your power cords, or even electrical devices in some cases.
You can probably come up with your own ideas by looking at other stationary work stations.
The first thing to do is to get yourself a suitable set of wheels. You will need 4 of them and they should be the type that you can screw into place.
The diameter of these also needs to be reasonable so that they roll well on a variety of different terrains. I got mine from an old office chair but I’m sure that you could find something similar at your local hardware store.
Drill some small holes into the bottom of the table so that the power cords can go through. If you need to store something large like a jigsaw, you may want to drill holes in the side as well so that you can easily access the stored item.
We’ve all seen those rolling carts that people put in their garage to store everything from lawn mower repair supplies to bicycles. The diameter of the wheels that I purchased were 5/8″.
After you get your wheels, the next thing to do is to get yourself a drill and drill bits. While these carts are certainly useful, they tend to take up a lot of space when not in use.
If you’re short on space then maybe you should try this DIY solution instead!
Instead of using a large cart, you can just build a rolling platform onto your existing tool chest. This will save a lot of space and it’s really not that complicated to do.
Make sure that your drill is powerful enough to drill through the metal of the table. It would be a good idea to try a small hole first and then slowly increasing the size until you get the right diameter.
This is especially true if you’re planning on drilling holes in the side of the table for wires, cords, and hoses to go through. The main thing to keep in mind is that you need a drill. A small cordless one will work but a larger corded one would be better. You’ll also need wood screws, wood glue, and 2 metal brackets.
The first step is to get the wheels ready. The way that I attached them is with long screws that go through the platform and then screw into the underside of the wheels.
It is easy to destroy your table and even yourself in the process if you don’t take the necessary safety precautions.
Alternatively, you can also choose to drill a bunch of small holes around the perimeter instead. This might be a better option if you need to store items with larger bases.
Adding A Hinge
Instead of drilling holes all over the place, another option is to add a hinge to one side. Check the pictures to see how I did it.
The first thing that you need to do is attach one wheel to a bracket. The purpose of the bracket is so that you can easily screw and unscrew the wheels.
I didn’t have any extra brackets lying around so I just improvised and used a metal H-brace that I had in my garage. You can use whatever you want as long as it’s metal.
Screw the H-brace to one of the wheels and then screw the other wheel to the other end. The important thing is that they can both swivel.
You can add some washers in between to increase the distance between the two wheels if you want.
The next thing to do is to measure and drill a hole in the middle of your work table. The diameter of this hole needs to be just a little bit smaller than the diameter of the H-brace.
Now that you have a single wheel attached to a metal bracket, the next step is to drill a hole through one side of your work table. The hole should be just slightly smaller than the diameter of the metal bar.
This will allow the metal bar to “float” in the middle of the hole and move back and forth.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Collapsible portable saw stand (WS Kahle – US Patent 6,578,856, 2003 – Google Patents)
- Rip fence with dual locking mechanism (MS Talesky, KN Svetlik, E Romo – US Patent 6,460,442, 2002 – Google Patents)
- Portable carpentry workshop (F Cona, P Reuss – US Patent 7,647,956, 2010 – Google Patents)
- Maintenance strategy for tilting table of rolling mill based on reliability considerations (VS Deshpande, JP Modak – Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 2003 – Elsevier)