I am building a new shop from scratch, in my garage. What I have for a table saw is a Delta 10" contractor that is about 15 years old.
My experience it limited to basic framing and making an occasional simple home project.
I am replacing the old fence with a Vega Pro 50 rip fence. It shipped yesterday. I want to add an extension to the right side of my saw for a router table. I saw Alan Bienlein's mobile table saw base and decided to steal some ideas from him.
I am going to pull the saw off the stand and put it on a rolling cabinet.
I have the top designed but I need to ask if I need to add, change or subtract something before I start cutting up wood. For instance: are the rails right or are they to short/long or in the wrong place? I hate doing anything twice that doesn't need to be done twice. That means I probably didn't learn my lesson the first time.
I want to do this in three phases.
1. Install the new fence and build the router table extension.
2. Build and wire the cabinet.
3. Mount the saw and extension assembly.
Here is a pic of the Sketchup design that I am working on. I am using two layers of 3/4" MDF for the extension. I think am going to cover it with Formica.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.