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New Hand Tool Panel and Router on Tablesaw Wing

comments (2) March 29th, 2012 in Shop Tours        
ebergh ebergh, member
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New Tool Panel with doors open. Panel is behind wooden workbench. With doors open, panel is about 80 wide and 50 tall. Center section is about 10 deep, and doors are about 3 deep.
Panel with doors closed and locked. Parts bins are easy to access, and readily available by just flipping the doors to the side.
The center section of the panel has two doors that open up to reveal more storage behind... hammers and files are stored on the backs of the doors, with shaves, screwdrives, scrapers on the back, and more stored on the sides too!
MLCS PowerLift Router raiser with cast iron saw table extension mounted on the side of my UniSaw. You just punch the button to raise the router... it has a digital readout to show the height. I hung an LED light from Rockler and a router speed control box on the sides of the PowerLift box. Very fast setup!
I drilled a hole in my saws outfeed table to hold the PowerLift control boxs arm. I just lift it out and slide it into an arm in the side of my downdraft cabinet... lift off the routers fence and hang it below the table and the saw is back in business!
New Tool Panel with doors open. Panel is behind wooden workbench. With doors open, panel is about 80 wide and 50 tall. Center section is about 10 deep, and doors are about 3 deep. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

New Tool Panel with doors open. Panel is behind wooden workbench. With doors open, panel is about 80" wide and 50" tall. Center section is about 10" deep, and doors are about 3" deep.

Photo: ©Eric Bergh 2012

Shop Specs

  • Location: Castro Valley, California, USA
  • Size: <220 sq ftsq. ft.
  • Type: Detached
  • Focus: Cabinetry
  • Heating/Cooling: ceiling mtd electric radiant

I finally got around to making a Hand Tool cabinet for my small shop, modifiying the design by Jan Zoltowski that FWW offers. It has really helped get things organized! I have also added a new MLCS PowerLift Router table wing to the side of my Unisaw... what a slick rig that is... no more horsing around lifting the router up out of the hole to change bits and set heights! I added a Magnetic base LED lamp and router speed control to the MLCS control head so that all the controls are right up on top. To set up, I just lift the control head's arm up and drop it into a hole in my saw's outfeed table and we are good to go - takes less than a minute to set up. 

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Comments (2)

reesecup57 reesecup57 writes:
Posted: 5:07 am on April 27th

biffe biffe writes: a slick rig indeed :)
Posted: 5:34 pm on March 29th

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