AWESOME ROLLING TABLE SAW CART! (DIY How To Build)

AWESOME ROLLING TABLE SAW CART! (DIY How To Build)

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Mobile table saw storage is hard to come by. I built this awesome rolling table saw cart to help me get my table saw in and out of the truck, and around the jobsite, more easily! If you’re looking for better table saw mobility, this build might help.

Dewalt also makes a good rolling table saw cart, though it’s slightly bulkier than mine and wouldn’t quite have worked in this scenario. (For the record, I’ve never been all that crazy about table saw stands on simple folding legs. They can be unstable on many ground surfaces.)

Tool List:
Table Saw
Circular Saw
Jigsaw
Drill
Drill bits (spiral and spade)
Hacksaw
4″ Grinder
Caulking Gun

Materials List:
3/4″ pine plywood
PL Premium Max Adhesive
Angled steel
1/2″ aluminum rod
Washers
Hitch pins
Gate handles
Carriage bolts

How-To:
1. Make overall measurements of truck and table saw; decide on dimensions
2. Rip top and sidewalls on table saw
3. Cut wheel housing with jigsaw
4. Bore holes for washer hubs
5. Shoot sidewalls onto platform top
6. Measure and cut angled steel
7. Adhere angled steel and washer hubs in place using PL Premium Max
8. Make bracket system for table saw mount by rethicknessing saw mount pieces
9. Rip small bracket pieces and shoot onto platform.
10. Cut broader top pieces and shoot onto bracket.
11. Mount table saw to rethicknessed pieces using carriage bolts
12. Slide mounted saw into brackets
13. Attach gate handles to either end (add ply layer to each end as well for support)
14. Attach eye hooks on either side of wet/dry vac. Strap down with bungee.
15. Trap rip fence in place with small blocks and glue.
16. Test unit out!

If you have any thoughts, questions or opinions about this rolling table saw cart build, let us know in the comments!

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50 Comments

  1. Blackrain4xmas on November 6, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Love it! I think the only things I’d do different would be
    swap the saw and the vac around so heavier saw is close to wheels
    get bigger wheels like the thin, 14" wheels used for back end of push mowers
    add two thin strips of HDPE along the back so it would slide into truck a smidge easier

    All 2.0 upgrade ideas. This ones great Well done



  2. hafza macie on November 6, 2022 at 4:31 am

    I did it myself. Find Woodglut quickly. if you want to do that.



  3. Jonathan Banuelos on November 6, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Pretty cool and simple
    Enjoyed your video



  4. Sabih Syed on November 6, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Awesome excellent idea and build.



  5. M V on November 6, 2022 at 4:36 am

    Genius!!!!



  6. Kevin Drevik on November 6, 2022 at 4:36 am

    Very inventive. Anything to save $ on some of the "high tech" solutions that companies have for this sort of thing. Also, it improves my skill base.



  7. TermCon1 on November 6, 2022 at 4:43 am

    Excellent project piece



  8. lawcorp on November 6, 2022 at 4:43 am

    Great job man



  9. Roberto P on November 6, 2022 at 4:45 am

    Do you still have the table stand ? If u selling it how can I contact you?



  10. David Schryer on November 6, 2022 at 4:46 am

    I like your removable holder slide and it gave me an idea for a small improvement: What if you could mount the saw on both sides of the platform? This would let you put wheels on both sides, roll the saw like a wagon, remove, flip, and reattach for cutting. No need for the custom wheel offset too because you get that by flipping.



  11. Jose Villanueva on November 6, 2022 at 4:47 am

    Great idea. I wanna make something similar but using with detachable legs. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from California.



  12. Waldemar Ishibashi on November 6, 2022 at 4:47 am

    Great idea.
    Now I understand why pickup trucks are so rare in Japan, Australia and New Zeland for carpenters. It is possible to fit so much more into them.
    Saying that, pickups are so much cooler 😉



  13. Jim on November 6, 2022 at 4:48 am

    That’s superb!



  14. D Mc on November 6, 2022 at 4:49 am

    If you swap positions of the saw and the vac the perceived weight while rolling will be less due to leverage. Obviously actual overall weight will remain the same.



  15. David on November 6, 2022 at 4:50 am

    Why did you sell your work van?



  16. Scott Hart on November 6, 2022 at 4:50 am

    That looks like you could also make it to hitch up the wall vertically to save space



  17. junky9 on November 6, 2022 at 4:51 am

    the cotter pins dont go in in that far.. pull them back a bit till there like a gernade pull pin, and it’ll be more snug



  18. Donald Cone on November 6, 2022 at 4:52 am

    nice idea…but you will still be working close to the ground, and getting it out of the truck, will be a little clumsy….dont you think? awesome video…maybe sitting the plywood on a 2 x 4 base with folding legs and a middle support would work?



  19. Roobah on November 6, 2022 at 4:52 am

    I would have put the saw on the wheel end to put even more weight on the wheels.



  20. Daniel J. Engstrom on November 6, 2022 at 4:52 am

    That rocks !



  21. CTRwannaB on November 6, 2022 at 4:56 am

    Add folding legs



  22. Paul Devlin on November 6, 2022 at 4:57 am

    put smaller wheels on other end to help roll it into truck. Really Nice Build.



  23. Corey Grua on November 6, 2022 at 4:58 am

    A perfect example of a good mind adjusting a new design to fit an old need. Who wants to lose DeWalt equipment to somebody’s pawn shop? Brilliant! Chicken products millionaire, Frank Purdue, once said that there are endless ways to improve the quality of just about anything. I enjoy these short videos because they always open new pathways of thought and increase an efficient operation.



  24. Hongyi Liu on November 6, 2022 at 5:00 am

    better to set the table saw close to the wheels and the vacuum close to the lift handle.



  25. Imyogybear on November 6, 2022 at 5:00 am

    I like everything

    It could easily be made into a saw table.
    If the base was 2×4 thick then you could of done a stow away folding leg system.

    And then build a matching out feed table

    Table saws are dangerous when they are on the floor. Just as dangerous as the flimsy stands. You could fall or trip wile running and splat.

    I’ll definitely be steeling your idea thank you for your inspiration.



  26. Guilherme Corrêa on November 6, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Great idea, exactly what I needed and I didn’t even knew that! Thank you, sir!



  27. ealdydar on November 6, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Why as a carpenter would you down grade from van to a truck. If its for 4 wheel drive. I run a GMC AWD Savana. or just in 2020 you can get the new ford transit in AWD



  28. John john Oj on November 6, 2022 at 5:05 am

    Good job friend



  29. Carlitos R Maldonado on November 6, 2022 at 5:06 am

    That I awesome idea don’t mine if I use it TY



  30. Starr Stewart on November 6, 2022 at 5:06 am

    Just go to the Woodprix website if you want to do it yourself.



  31. dandeleona on November 6, 2022 at 5:07 am

    I’d also add drop down legs so work can be done just off the tail gate (supported on the bed, not the tailgate) for outdoor work, where moving it on wheels to another location isn’t necessary. And maybe provide some kind of rain cover gazebo arrangement.



  32. G. O. on November 6, 2022 at 5:08 am

    Bravo my friend. However you should put the heaviest item nearest to the wheels so you will need less power to curry 😉. Try it. You will make it once, and you will benefit for ever.



  33. Frank Munoz on November 6, 2022 at 5:09 am

    Great idea



  34. Dirt Biker on November 6, 2022 at 5:09 am

    Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing with us! I pull a small box trailer and like to stand my saw against the wall, so I mounted the saw and vacuum to a hand truck. I used big 14" no flat wheels and it works really well! Love the channel. Keep up the good work!!



  35. HansumRob100 on November 6, 2022 at 5:10 am

    Job site at the moment just too far to carry mine too…I seen dewalt stands but just like u said.. I takes to much space… i seen ur trolly good but too low…ima make a video when I make mine…



  36. PJ White on November 6, 2022 at 5:11 am

    it nice but that setup would never work with a craftsman 103 with it cast iron top and wings. not a mobile saw. Im working a stand with build in suctions. it the wings send me into space. I just don’t like them, in more ways then one. but I believe I got the solution for the in and out feed along with some saw ponies that I believe are right for my 6′ x 20′ work shop.



  37. TheTomkovic on November 6, 2022 at 5:13 am

    It would be easier to lift by the handle if you put the heavier table saw near the wheels instead of the vacuum.



  38. Michael Vargas on November 6, 2022 at 5:13 am

    It’s as mobile as it going to be. Nice job💯



  39. Bob Nicholas on November 6, 2022 at 5:14 am

    I put wheels on the side to slide it into the truck bed and it was easier on me and the truck bed.



  40. D2 on November 6, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Ditto swap the vac & saw



  41. Indra Indra on November 6, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Thank you!



  42. iPick 4Fun on November 6, 2022 at 5:20 am

    The Amazon in your description is for "DEWALT 10-Inch Table Saw, 32-1/2-Inch Rip Capacity (DWE7491RS)". It looks little different that the saw you have and already have built-in cart. As DIY, I would keep the cart. But for you to go into job site, I see where you coming from. You have to make fewest trip to get all your stuff to save time.



  43. James Halleron on November 6, 2022 at 5:20 am

    I work our of my truck as do you. I dont yet have a cab over the bed but I like your design. How would it be best to add legs and what would you recommend as a cover for moisture protection. Still waiting to see how you organized your truck bed. Thank you



  44. Freddie Sealey on November 6, 2022 at 5:21 am

    An “Dobsonian” trick : strips of Formica on the underside will make it slide into your plastic truck liner better.



  45. SoFlo Exotic Life on November 6, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Saw should be swapped around with the vacuum to make it lighter by leverage



  46. Steven Brodowski on November 6, 2022 at 5:24 am

    I designed cases for a trade show company, and wound up designing a 4x2x1 case for my equipment (musical). I did a similar thing to yours, with the casters on the bottom corner; but instead of putting the handle at the top/end, I put it mid way down the back/bottom. This position balances the unit so the weight is balanced more in the wheels than on your arm, making it easier to maneuver and less weight on your arm. I put the handle down where I could comfortably roll it w it leaned up against my arm/shoulder, and have a comfortable slight bend in my elbow. Also, with it rolling more upright, it makes it easier to go around things and thru doorways 😉
    Of youre interested I could send pictures. It would just entail adding another handle like the one you already installed, on the back/bottom of the unit. I think you’d really like it!



  47. Dzedo Granatovich on November 6, 2022 at 5:24 am

    I don’t need to move my Dewalt table saw to different sites, but the construction techniques and use of materials are very helpful for construction of other projects. I always learn something new from you. Keep em coming.



  48. Bob Wolf on November 6, 2022 at 5:26 am

    With you making so many mods during the build I lost track of what you were doing.



  49. El Guapo on November 6, 2022 at 5:26 am

    Lose the ugly hitch pins on the axle, unless you’re gonna be taking the axle out constantly, don’t need them. (The one used were too big anyway). Cotter pins! Fold the legs over the axle, much more elegant. Even MORE elegant….axle caps (axle nuts?)… no hole required, just pound on the axle.



  50. wild nfl on November 6, 2022 at 5:27 am

    You didn’t show your re position from hand end to wheel end… how did you address the concern on the hand end sliding off the tailgate while you repositioned.