Router & Saw Table » Weight capacity

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barbin

Registered on : 10/18/2017

Posts : 5

Posted : 11/14/2017 21:24:11 "Quote"

Is the plan strong enough to support a 1/4" plate steel top? The plate weighs about 300 lb total.

What steps would you recommend to make the table stronger?

Suso C.

Registered on : 10/22/2015

Posts : 599

Posted : 11/14/2017 21:49:07 "Quote"

I think you will not have problems, can you share a pic with me?

barbin

Registered on : 10/18/2017

Posts : 5

Posted : 11/17/2017 20:41:17 "Quote"

http://paoson.com/uploadPics/uploads/IMG_1692.JPG

I wanted an extra 1/4 on top so I didn't have to route out more than half of the plywood. Couldn't find tracks less than 1/2 depth

Suso C.

Registered on : 10/22/2015

Posts : 599

Posted : 11/17/2017 21:59:39 "Quote"

this t-track is more or less 1/4"

barbin

Registered on : 10/18/2017

Posts : 5

Posted : 11/17/2017 22:05:20 "Quote"

Thank you for the quick reply! Since I've already got the metal and the t-track I'd still be curious to know what you think of ways to make the cabinet more heavy duty. And of course I understand that there's no guarantees

Suso C.

Registered on : 10/22/2015

Posts : 599

Posted : 11/17/2017 22:23:17 "Quote"

I think that if you reinforce the bottom of the lid with a couple of "L shaped" steel it will work!

barbin

Registered on : 10/18/2017

Posts : 5

Posted : 11/17/2017 22:24:49 "Quote"

Thank you very much suso!