This mod is to accommodate a larger air compressor.
Kyle P. came up with this mod because he needed the workbench to accommodate his 6 gallon Bostich air compressor. He just cut a relief in the top of the compressor compartment lid. His table saw has plenty of void space in the undercarriage to allow for this mod. Kudos to Kyle for coming up with a really simple solution…much simpler than what I had originally thought up (see below). Thanks Kyle!
Here’s another way to mod the workbench and allow for a larger compressor.
This is a good way to about it if you don’t want to have a hole in the air compressor lid. The 17.5″ dimension is called for because the customer’s compressor was just under 17.5″ wide. Kyle’s solution was a lot simpler, so only do this if you’re really opposed to (or your table saw doesn’t allow for) the “hole-in-the-lid” mod shown above.
This mod is to accommodate a Hitachi C10RJ Table Saw, which is larger than the space available for a table saw in the original design.
This same method can be used for other saws that are similar in size to the C10RJ, and maybe even slightly larger (depending on how crazy you want to get with the shelf). This mod was also built by Kyle P. It’s basically just a shelf that effectively extends the length of the workbench to catch any overhang your saw might have.
This mod allows you to access the compressor without having to remove the table saw.
This is a really great solution for draining the compressor if you use it often and therefore need to drain it often. Thanks for this one goes to Sean D. He just added a hinged door to the compressor compartment at the end of the workbench. Good job Sean!