Workshop Tip: Sheet goods table has built-in panel lifter
Big, rolling table handles sheet goods, making them easier to break down with a track saw. A pivoting lift bracket and locking wheels add to its worth.
I built this big, lightweight, rolling table for my track saw, which I use to break down sheet goods for easier handling on the tablesaw. The whole table is made from construction lumber, so you can let the blade cut into it. I sometimes add a sheet of MDF to turn it into an assembly table.
The pivoting lift bracket is a big bonus. I need only hoist the bottom edge of a heavy sheet onto the bracket and then it easily flips up on the table. To be sure that side of the table doesn’t tip, I added folding legs that reach the floor and stow on simple clips.
Heavy-duty, locking casters let me wheel the table close to my truck or sheet-goods rack, and move it out of the way just as easily.
—THOM LIPICZKY, West Stockbridge, Mass.
Illustrations by Dan Thornton
From Fine Woodworking issue #281