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Old 12-15-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default 3 in 1 Rotating Bench - Has Anyone Tried This?

I just saw this bench for sale & wondered if anyone has any experience with it. Also, any idea who makes it? I am trying to research it a bit, but I only know that it is a bench with a rotating center section for mounting 3 tools. I cannot make out any brand names from the picture.

I searched this forum & Google with no luck.

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Old 12-15-2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: 3 in 1 Rotating Bench - Has Anyone Tried This?

Sears used to sell something like this under the Craftsman name. It was for three bench top tools.

I've been looking for that bench myself.

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Old 12-15-2009, 04:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: 3 in 1 Rotating Bench - Has Anyone Tried This?

It looks like it is a Craftsman product (maybe model 65511). I just found a post that's nearly 3 years old on another website saying that it was discontinued.

Seems like a good concept, but likely not too magical if not readily available.

Anyone used it or know anything about it?
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: 3 in 1 Rotating Bench - Has Anyone Tried This?

I remember them, they had a homeowner version (that one looks a little nicer), I don't remember who made them, Skil, Delta, B&D? The one I remember was for holding 3 bench top tools. Of course if they were really good they'd probably still be readily available, that's usually the case but not always. Call or email the seller and ask for the manufacturers name.
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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Yeah, it looks like it's a craftsman:





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Old 12-15-2009, 04:58 PM   #6
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my dad had one when i was younger, not sure if he still has it. It worked pretty well. The only thing i remember that i didnt like about it was you could only put smaller tools on it. Also, if you didnt use all 3 sides, it was a little more difficult to spin. Other than that, it provided a pretty stable surface for 3 tools. I wouldnt mind having one if i had the floor space.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:04 PM   #7
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my dad had one when i was younger, not sure if he still has it. It worked pretty well. The only thing i remember that i didnt like about it was you could only put smaller tools on it. Also, if you didnt use all 3 sides, it was a little more difficult to spin. Other than that, it provided a pretty stable surface for 3 tools. I wouldnt mind having one if i had the floor space.
You could just add ballast to the empty 'slot'.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:56 PM   #8
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a friend of mine made one based on the sears one they used to sell
he used 1'' sq tubing to make it and didnt worry too much about the ballance of the items. he liked it and it seemed to work well but I thought it was a bit of a waste of space

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Old 12-15-2009, 11:59 PM   #9
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I had one made by Craftsman. It was pretty "light duty". The legs were made of thin metal and when I got it (used) the whole thing was tweaked. I did straiten it but it still wasn't what I was hoping it was going to be. I ended up selling it for $50.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:35 AM   #10
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I have had one for years. Works well for me. It is not in constant use. Would probably use it more if it was in my garage instead of basement.
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:34 PM   #11
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If you enter a model number of 65511 or more completely 706655110 into search on searspartsdirect.com you will find a parts diagram and parts list They show a manual
F495A3 for $3.49

It's still available. Some parts are not available. I would not mind a look at the manual if you have/get one.

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Old 03-19-2011, 02:47 PM   #12
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Just ran into one of these benches with machines and lots of pictures on EBAY search

CRAFTSMAN ROTARY TOOL BENCH, 10" TABLE SAW, 6" GRINDER


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Old 03-20-2011, 02:10 AM   #13
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Default Re: 3 in 1 Rotating Bench - Has Anyone Tried This?

I use a workmate (I know) and my bench top tools have are all fixed to a piece of 1" ply with a stip of 2x4" on the bottom which the workmate clamps to.

Just drop in which ever one I want.

Has the advantage of being completely portable for field work.

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Old 12-15-2012, 09:35 AM   #14
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Hi,

I am in the process of designing a multi-tool table that rotates horizontally around a central axis. It is for smaller tool, no bigger than my power miter. Still designing the power access. Thought about a slip ring, but need to check on power utilization. Might just make it easy and plug/un-plug things as I need them. Probably safer that way anyhow.

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Old 12-15-2012, 09:51 AM   #15
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Default Re: 3 in 1 Rotating Bench - Has Anyone Tried This?

Every once in a while one of those will show up on Craigslist. Sometimes with the tools still attached. Of course if you are looking for one, it'll never show up.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:53 AM   #16
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Default Re: 3 in 1 Rotating Bench - Has Anyone Tried This?

I have one. I bought it at Sears in Tucson, Az about 15 years ago. I don't know how many were sold but I love mine. I have a compound miter saw on one side, a 10" table saw one one and the other is flat. I redid a room in my house and was able to cut plywood and trim by just rotating the table. It is awsome!
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I remember seeing them and thinking that would be great for a small shop, but have never used one...And Yes they were disc. from sears years ago...Good luck...Rich
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I bought mine when Sears offered them a second time. Wish I could find another, reasonable $ and distance. I did sketch out a plan to build one, but never did. Now, I may go with RBailey's idea of 3-20-2011. It would be a bit more efficient on floor space, counting in storage. But, tools are heavier as I get older.

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