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    Default Table saw mobile cabinet

    I am building a movable cabinet to home the dewalt table saw and a router table and associated bits n pieces. I am looking at features from lots of pictures and putting together my own design. I am pretty new to table saws and I am not sure how to decide the orientation and position of the saw in the cabinet top.

    Seems like its been considered by the builders, but I cant find much written about it. Anyone got any thoughts on it?


    Also, any other ideas you wished you had built in or things you wish youd left out of your saw cabinet/trolley?

    I am working almost only with plywood if that makes much difference.

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    Just in case i am not making much sense. I am asking about landscape vs portrait, eg

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    depends on your space and workflow. You need to feed bits in one end and catch them on the outfeed, so pick the orientation that allows you to easily feed the biggest bits you're going to work with.

    2nd pic is more like a traditional table saw, and you can add infeed and outfeed support (tables etc) when needed. 1st pic has the outfeed already, but you need space at the side of your bench to do the infeed

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    Thanks. So i guess its personal preference based on what type of projects you are working on. Since i don't really know, is there a sensible default? I feel like the 1st version, on the end, means i need a feed in extension occaisionally, but the outfeed is mostly always there, but on the second i need both and in out feed on bigger sheets? Plus the saw is at the end and out of the way when i use the bench for other stuff? I could just be talking outa my bum too?

    I am not sure about cross cuts on big pieces, i have always done these with a jig and hand held saw. Is there anything special to consider?

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    Hi Pete. The majority of work I use my table saw for is ripping, so the set up with the DeWalt saw would be the most useful. I have both this style of saw and a cast iron topped contractors saw and neither works well for cutting full size sheet goods (track saw to break things down to smaller sizes then finish cuts on table saw). Cross cutting is improved by making a saw sled.

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    In "landscape" setup, it's easy enough to put roller stands on the end for outfeed and they fold away for storage when not in use.
    The issue with the DeWalt is the space required to attach the fence to the rail at the back because of the toggles which is easier in portrait mode as the rails extend past the edge of the table.
    When I was planning to do mine in a similar fashion I was going to go for the portrait mode.

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