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Flip Top Cart Question and a Tues-DIY Teaser

February 16, 2016 by Scott - Saws on Skates

Hey there workshop warriors! How was your Valentine’s Day? Hopefully your lover knows the way to your heart and got you power tools instead of chocolates! In my case I’ll take the power tools AND the chocolates 🙂 Oh, in case you’re wondering… heart shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups please!

I received an email about the Flip Top Workbench Cart and I thought others could benefit, so I’m sharing the question and my response here. Have I told you how much I love your comments and email messages? Well, I do! I always appreciate and answer questions, so keep ’em comin’!

cart workbench 4x6

“Thank you for your awesome website. I am particularly interested in your flip top workbench cart. Will it be able to handle another tool on the other side? “

This is a great question! I would say depending on the weight of your tools, the cart should be able to handle a tool on both sides.

The tool I have mounted on one side weighs about 80 pounds and the top flips easily. Let’s say you wanted to mount a miter saw and table saw. I did a little research… I found a basic miter saw that weighs 35 pounds and a basic table saw that weighs 50 pounds, for a total of 85 pounds, so that should work on the cart.

Just a word of caution… if your gut says “this feels unsafe” than it’s probably unsafe. In other words, don’t put a really heavy tool on one side or both sides and then expect the top will flip easily or safely. I don’t want anyone out there getting crushed! Keep your saws on skates, not on your torso!

The other thing to consider is the height of your tools. The area inside the cart is 23″, so you want to be sure that your tools are no taller than 23″ or the top won’t be able to flip inside the cart. Below is a pic, so you can see what I’m talking about.

flip top

Tues-DIY Teaser
It’s “Two For Tues-DIY Teaser”! The first teaser is a progress pic of the small vanity I’m working on for a friend’s bathroom. The side panels are now together. Check out the cathedral grain on those bookmatched panels!!!

vanity side panels

The second teaser is my Electric Fireplace Mantle. Stay tuned… the plans will be shared today!

fireplace plan 6


2 thoughts on “Flip Top Cart Question and a Tues-DIY Teaser

  1. Brian says:

    That cart would come in pretty handy I’m my shop. I’m probably going to have to carve out some time to build one.

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