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hey guys, so my workshop is pretty small and I keep on having to move things around quite a bit.

I recently bought a DW745 table saw with it's portable stand which is great however the stand legs do take quite a bit of surface area.

This is great when you're on site because it makes the saw rock solid however in the shop it's a bit of an issue. I will also be getting a small benchtop planer this week an ELU 1901 model and I am in the process of making a router table at an approcimate size of an 700 x 900.

I also have a Axminster hobby series belt and disc sander and a small SIP bin type extractor.

Rather than having these objects taking up static space I was considering making a whole cabinet on caster wheels which will house all of these.

I also do not have a workbench so I thought this would be a good opportunity to somehow use this unit as a workbench somehow..

I attached an image of what i think the plan will look like.

However my thoughts are that I have never seen a shop made Router/Table Saw/Planer thicknesser setup in one jig.

Has anyone got any pics of links of similar setups?
Is this not advisable to do?
Could I somehow use the same fence for the Router + Table Saw + Planer + Possibly belt sander?
If I rig up a static hose system for dust collection will I need a higher dust extractor than my 1.5HP SIP extractor due to distance travelled or split hoses?
What wood surface should I use overall? Laminated Plywood?
And as far as the base of this entire unit is concerned how thick do you think the timber battons need to be to carry all this weight?

Many thanks to any input you may have
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Hi N/a

Here is a link to a miter saw / planer setup on youtube
miter/planer table

I am sure you could modify it for your needs. He also includes a sketchup drawing link in the comments.

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