DIY Table Saw Stand: #1 Best Guide

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If you have a table saw and are looking for a way to free up some space in your workshop, then this is the perfect solution.

A DIY table stand will allow you to store your saw on its side which will save room by eliminating the need for a long bench that would otherwise be taken up with it.

The best part is that this project won’t break the bank as it can usually be constructed for under $100 and within an afternoon or two.

Making this table saw stand is relatively straightforward.

The best approach is to first gather all the necessary materials, then follow the step-by-step directions below to create an item that will last a lifetime.

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DIY Table Saw Stand

Equipment Needed:

  • Table Saw
  • Drill
  • Wood Glue

Materials Needed:

  • Plywood

Duration: 15-30 Minutes

Budget: $30-$50 (USD)

Steps:

Step 1: Cut a piece of 3/4-in. plywood into four equal parts (A) at 78 in. x 34 in., and two equal parts (B) at 78 in. x 19 in. To obtain these measurements, measure the length of your table saw’s top with the blade down, then subtract 2 in., which will give you the height of the stand’s sides, and then add 8 inches to this measurement for room on top for a storage bin that you can attach later (see Step 4 below). Mark and cut the plywood pieces using the circular saw.

Step 2: Cut two sheets of 3/4-in. thick plywood to create a top for the base (C). These will be cut to fit on top of sides A and are 78 in. x 34 in. by cutting them out of the same sheet of plywood as sides A; then using an 8-in.-wide piece of wood as your guide, connect sides A and C together to make one big rectangle. To make this easier, you can use a Kreg Jig to drill holes along the edges where they will connect (see Resources below for information). Also be sure to drill two holes in sides A, at 4-in. from each end, to bolt it together when you add base D.

Step 3: Cut base D out of plywood (see Step 1) and place it on top of the big rectangle you created in Step 2, with sides D resting on top of sides A and C. This will double the thickness of your base at this end, making it stronger. The bottom of base D will be flush with the bottom edge of side C — this is important or else your saw won’t fit properly. When you are done, this frame should look similar to a door frame that has a sheet of plywood covering half its width. Using an 8-in. guide, connect sides A and D together and drill in two holes at each end.

Step 4: Cut the leftover piece of plywood (B) into two equal parts at 78 in. x 15-1/2 in. or however long it takes to fit snugly inside base D with a 3/4-in. space on the bottom for the saw’s feet to rest on. Next, take a 12×12-in. piece of plywood and cut it into two equal pieces that will fit over B (D) as shown below. You can then seal all of your wooden parts together using wood glue and finishing nails as necessary to finish off Step 4.

Step 5: Attach base D to the floor, using six 4-in. L-shaped anchors (see Resources below for information) and six 3-in. screws at each corner of the stand (see Step 3). This is not necessary if you don’t have base D or are building another type of table saw stand, but for this project you will need it to be secure on the ground.

After you have completed these steps, you should have a rather large wooden rectangular frame that is ready for your table saw to ride on top of it. All that should be left to do is attach a storage bin made out of plywood to the front of it and then mount your table saw onto it.

Now you have a base for your table saw stand!

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DIY Folding Table Saw Stand

This article will show you how to construct a folding table saw stand in four easy steps. You can make use of inexpensive materials that may already exist in your garage or workshop. In addition this article will detail the use of a table saw for your workshop.

The folding table saw stand is built to hold a table saw. The table saw is a great addition to any shop, but is often placed in a location that prevents its proper safe use. The solution to this problem is an adjustable, folding stand that allows you to set the table saw wherever it’s needed.

Equipment Needed:

  • Grinder or Angle Grinder
  • Screwdrivers

Materials Needed:

  • Steel Tubes
  • Pipes

Duration: 15-30 Minutes

Budget: $30-$50 (USD)

Steps:

Step 1 – Cut the steel tubing into four pieces, two at 4 feet and two at 2 feet in length. You can cut the steel with a metal cutting blade on your circular saw followed by some work with an angle grinder for cleanup and smoothing of the cuts.

Step 2 – Measure, cut and place the L brackets that will hold the support legs together. You will need to use four L brackets for each leg. A 4-foot section of steel tubing needs 2 L brackets at 6 inches apart, and a 2-foot section of steel tubing needs 1 L bracket at 12 inches apart.

Step 3 – Cut and place the mounting plate for the table saw on the top of one 4-foot piece of steel tubing. Fix it in place with a nut and bolt at each corner. Set a washer on each bolt, followed by a nut to secure it in place. Tighten the nuts on the bolts. The center hole of the mounting plate is 8 inches from one end.

Step 4 – Cut the pipe into sections and attach them together with couplers. You will need to use 3 couplers and 4 pieces of pipe total. The length of each piece is determined by your specific table saw, but try to have as little overlap as possible when building it. Remember that there will have to be room for your saw blade to fit through when you are finished. Once all of your pipes are connected you will have a stand that folds up and down easily with space for a saw blade to pass through it at any height or angle needed by you.

Once the table saw stand is complete and attached to a 4-foot by 4-foot piece of plywood, you will be able to use your saw anywhere in your garage or workshop. You will also be able to fold it up and out of the way when not in use.

Now you have your DIY Folding Table Saw Stand!

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DIY Folding Table Saw Stand

Equipment Needed:

  • Grinder or Angle Grinder
  • Screwdrivers
  • Chop Saw or Bandsaw or Circular Saw

Materials Needed:

  • Wood

Duration: 15-30 Minutes

Budget: $30-$50 (USD)

Steps:

The first step to making your own table saw wheel is to make sure that your table saw stand is complete and can support the weight of the wheels you will be using.

Once you have verified this, then starting on the table saw wheels themselves. You are going to need to decide how large you want your rims to be for each wheel based on what you want them to do (support a lot of weight or just move around).

Once you have decided this, take your pipe with couplers attached and cut out a section from it at 8 inches long.

Straighten it as best as possible and use a grinder with a grinding disc attachment if necessary.

Now grind around the rim of the pipe at the top as well as both ends so that it is smooth and round.

You will now take your rims and put them on your table saw stand. Once they are in place, you can mark where you want to place your wheels and how high off the floor you want them to be.

You will then use a chop saw or bandsaw to cut off the supports that held up your rims before, this will make it easier for you to bolt them onto your stand.

Once they are cut off, take your pieces of bolts and nuts and screw them into place on both sides of each rim so that it holds itself up while running.

Now you will have to flip your tire over so that you can drill a hole for the axle.

Use that same drill bit that hopefully came with your axle and put it through all the way through your rim.

Make a mark on each side, once you are finished place nuts and bolts onto each side of the rim where the axle will go, then screw them into place.

Keep in mind that if you have metal wheels, you may want to use a larger hole so that they do not bend out of shape when spinning around on your wheel.

Now you’re done!

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DIY Table Saw Stand
Final Thoughts

This ends our How To Guide of DIY Table Saw Stand.

What if you’re trying to upgrade more parts of your table saw? Most DIYers choose to make a DIY table saw table first then an extension to add. Learning how to make one will surely improve your workflow.

Thinking you need a better table saw than a portable one? The best cabinet table saws available in the market don’t need a portable table saw stand but they sure can be your staple power saw if you turn full professional!

We hope the knowledge you gained here will help you in the future with your DIY or Professional Woodworking projects. We want you to be sure of that what you get from us are 100% facts, so please don’t hesitate to ask for advice or to advise us in return with accurate facts.

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