Being part off the older not as strong as I used to be generation (old Geezers) I need help moving heavy tools.
Therefor, I developed a system, that suits me. Maybe others can use it, revise it, or whatever.
My built in workbench is the storage area for some tools.
1/2” PVC pipes run front to back on the bottom shelf to slide tools on. !” PVC pipes divide slots for tools to keep them from getting cross ways.
Tools are mounted on 3/4” plywood 24” long, and width appropriate to the tool.
The Tool Mover is a HF movers gizzy with the carpet removed and 3 2x4’s screwed on it to raise it up with 1/2” PVC pipes fastened sideways to be at a good level for the tool bases.
There is a Dewalt chop saw/planer stand with a plywood base involved.
The tool I want to use sets under the workbench. I move the Tool Mover to the edge of the bench, and slide the tool on to it.
Then I go to the Dewalt laying down on the floor, and slide the tool up onto it
After clamping the tool base to the base on the Dewalt, depending on the tool, I raise the dewalt all the way up.
Or only partway up.
The tool can be stored on the Dewalt upright to save space if it will be used again before some other tool
Reverse everything and all’s back in place and well. It also means due to mechanical advantage, I never pick up more than half the weight of the tools.
There are some kinks that are still to be ironed out. I use Bessy Clamps right now to hold the tool base on the Dewalt base. I’m trying to figure out a final solution. T-Nuts and knob bolts are the current thought. Anyone have a better idea?
The Router Table you see is a temporary one, I scored three 22” x 36” Office Cubicle Desk panels the other day. They were consolidating 2 Office Furniture stores into one location, and these panels were free. Wish I had something besides a Prius when I was there, as there was lots on “free” big stuff. Anyway, one will be my Router Table Top. Guess if I screw one up, I have two more chances to get it right.
It looks like the Router Table Top will be approximately 3” higher than my Bosch Saw top when the Dewalt is at it’s lower level using legs for clearance. That will be very workable compared with the one you see setting on the Dewalt. That currently sits high up on top of my free standing “Work Bench”. Plywood on top of two warped 2x4’s on saw horses. Have made no attempt to fasten it to the Dewalt for use.
I was thinking about folding legs for the Router Table to be able to fold it up, take the Router off with it’s plate and store the top upright in brackets on the back of my real workbench which I’m designing.
However I am also considering hinging the Router Table Top to the back of my workbench so it can be used as part of the bench top for assembly or other use, yet folded down for storage. Make blank plate for the router plate hole. Would be easier on the old bones storing it.
I tried but failed to get the photos in the text. Maybe next time. Cricket told me how to do it, but the old brain cells revolted.
Last edited by old coasty; 10-07-2015 at 02:41 PM.