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I have a small space for my workshop...so basically if I need to work in it I have to manually lift my table saw and my router table. Its good exercise but it gets old real fast.

Ive been looking for DIY lift plans and I came across one but the plans are hard to see.
It looks like a very cool setup and I like the design.
Can anyone help me?

Btw...its a pdf file... PivotMobileBase
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dask,

I too look for these type of solutions for my small shop and have at times wanted more than just wheels to move things around, which is what I have now,

Since this is in pdf you can magnify the pictures but it does not give a clear ideal of whats going on so you have to read and think how this is done for yourself, thats how I see it, lol

With that said I did look around using the search "table saw supports and base - mobile" and found this which is rather nice, it says it has 15 free mobile base plans to use, I have not tried to download or do more than just to look at these, but its a start, lol

Well it seems i can not post the web page as I have not posted enough so I'll try this, the site is toolcrib com and look for 15 free mobile base plans, hope this helps and is not against rules,

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It looks to me like there are two "T" shaped pieces. Each "T" is connected to the legs on one side of the saw with hinges. The "T"s slide against each other in the middle part when you push down on the pedal beam arm. The top "T" has a slot in it where a screen door handle (attached to the bottom "T") fits through and a latch that catches when you press the top "T" down. That lifts the saw onto the rollers.

It is a pretty neat idea.
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Hi Dask, check woodgears.ca for amazing plans
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Gr ...looked at that site but no luck...did a search and everything but that came up.
Routerworks....I've seen the one with the ball bearings lift but I thought the one I posted was better.
Yes, Chris...it is a neat idea and i might just have to wing it and try it out.

OK...did a Google search and i found the toolcrip post :-)

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ok...did some looking around and basically that design looks like the lift that Ridgid uses for their table saw. I think I've come up with a better locking mechanism that a screen door handle and it will be operated with your foot. Gonna start the build in a few days once I have the parts and will post detailed pics.
I just also purchased a Lincoln 140 amp mig welder from craigslist and would of liked to do this with metal but I don't have all the support equipment that goes with welding...gloves, mask, wire...etc., so the first one will be from wood.
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Dask,

Sorry for not getting back sooner, life troubles seem to be reason and lack of memory, lol,

Look at these as they might help you ,

youtube dot com/watch?v=Ko3-Lzt7BFY&feature=related

youtube dot com/watch?v=N4JGZqXk2rQ

This one you could use as a way to improve the first video,

youtube dot com/watch?v=eviF5-nqu6o

Ok I need to get to work outside before the rain hits,

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thanks rob...got a few ideas in my head...gonna go pick up the hinges tomorrow and try to figure this out.
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Started the build for the lift today. Arizona summer heat will be here soon and my play time will be limited...100-115 degreesgrrrrrrrrrr!!!
oh San Diego how I miss you!

If anyone would like detailed pics, measurements and materials list, I will be more than happy to post them.
I partially completed one side and will do the other side tomorrow.

All the parts needed to make this lift will run around $20 bucks total...but, i'm sure most of you guys have all this stuff laying around.

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Thought I would give it a try and see how well this operates...was built in a hurry because the heat in Phoenix hit 100 degrees today, but it works better than I expected.
Will make a few minor adjustments on the next one and i plan on doing this on all my tools.
Having some issues trying to embed YouTube on my tablet, so I hope the link works
Btw...its not easy trying to operate the lever standing on one foot and filming video.

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