I think you will find that the crank is underset on the table so it is not in the way for cutting. Sticking out past the table top would be a significant safety hazard. I have eyed the same idea many many times. I have not actually set down to do a plan on it, just some rough sketches. You will also find the cabinet will be in the way for your feet.
If you look at the manual, and view the position in which they advise to plant your feet, you will find the cabinet will be in the way. The reason for this is because if the saw grabs the wood, in the direction the blade turns, it will come right at you. Leaning over at this point puts you off balance. The crank handle may catch your clothing and hold you in the path of the blade. You will be off balance and have less control over the saw, especially at angle cuts.
I would suggest mounting the saw base so the cabinet is even with the front of the base and not extending the crank. This is the way I drew my sketches I have made. I would use larger casters to keep the base up off the floor to insure you toes would not get caught in a mishap.
It looks to be a bit of wasted space to sit the cabinet back that far, and harder to access. But it would be easier with both hands and all 10 fingers at least.
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