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Anyone tried this, If so let me know how it went. This is a Harbor freight table, with my dw745 table saw on it. I would lose 2 drawers but I can live with that for now. Been looking everywhere for a station build for my saw and after unboxing it on the table the thought came to me. Anyone tried this?
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Do I understand correctly that your idea is to leave the saw on the table for use? That would put the table of the saw much too high for me. Of course, I am also assuming that the workbench top is about 32" ó 36" from the floor. Then again, I may be misunderstanding your intent entirely.

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Scott you said you would lose two drawers. You lost me. I don't understand what you are trying to do.
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No thinking I would drop the saw in the table where the other 2 drawers were I took out. Table is 34" Thanks
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Drop the saw down into the table where the other 2 drawers were that I took out
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That should work just fine, making it level with the surface of the work bench. I've not done it, but I've seen pics of others that have done something similar for small saws. You greatly increase the surface area for your saw.

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Anyone tried this, If so let me know how it went. This is a Harbor freight table, with my dw745 table saw on it. I would lose 2 drawers but I can live with that for now. Been looking everywhere for a station build for my saw and after unboxing it on the table the thought came to me. Anyone tried this?
Yeah I tried something like that Scott. I built a separate stand for the portable TS to sit in. I would keep your work bench and make something sturdy to have your saw sit in.

Pro's.... Safer because it's sturdy and less likely to flip. Larger area for sheet goods to lay on to the left and right of blade.

Con's .... Dust control..... takes up more space.

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That's kind of a nice work bench and I'd have a hard time bastardizing it . I understood what you wanted to do the first time I read it , but haven't done it before .

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I've not done but I think it would work just fine. But before I did it I would consider building another table to set it in the center of giving you wings on each side as Rick suggested.
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Will the fence being extended all the way to the right be a problem? And will you be able to get to the tilt wheel? I'm also thinking you might be better off with a purpose built table. I would make with one with longer outfeed if feasible.
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