Home Projects Tools 3D SketchUp Models Sources

3D SketchUp models

Ryobi BT3000 combination table saw/router table

Ryobi BT3000 combination table saw/router tableThe Ryobi BT3000 combination table saw/router table, like many such combination devices, especially those produced at a relatively low price point, is easy to dismiss. Nor is the Ryobi name one to suggest a top-of-the-line product. Ryobi tends to produce reasonable, reliable products at reasonable prices.

Fortunately, there are exceptions, and this product is one such - purchased on a whim, almost eight years ago. The tablesaw is fantastic. My first boards ripped so clean, no edge-jointing was required. Often, they still do; when they don't, usually the wood or the blade are to blame. The mitre gauge looks unconventional, but is wonderfully accurate. The router table is decent, though I use it with a Bosch EVS1617 rather than the original Ryobi router which, with a 1/4" collet only, doesn't handle the heavy stuff.

This is not the place for a full product review. I will refer the unconvinced to BT3Central.com, a web site devoted to fans - many of them hard-core woodworking enthusiasts - of this product. The image gallery alone should convince that this is fine woodworking tool.

Anyways, the reason for the SketchUp model: I hope, in the next few years, to build a new shop. Part of the fun is in the design - and while I could use a ruler and grid paper, I would rather design the whole thing in SketchUp. Lay out the larger tools, the benches, dust collection, doors and windows, etc.

This may seem more work than necessary - but if you can download the models, like this one, it becomes very easy to populate the shop. You need not worry about sizing the models. You easily change the layout, and visualize the whole thing in 3D. And you can design the shop, and create the plans, directly and easily in SketchUp.

- PD
 



Downloads

download iconDownload SketchUp Model
 

All Images

Ryobi BT3000 table saw/router, oblique viewRyobi BT3000 table saw/router, oblique viewRyobi BT3000 table saw/router, front viewRyobi BT3000 table saw/router, front viewRyobi BT3000 table saw/router, oblique view
 

Copyright © 2017
All rights reserved
Web Site by Ars Informatica