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"Portable" Table Saws #3: How to mount an outfeed table on this??

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Blog entry by Hawgnutz posted 08-14-2007 05:52 AM 10390 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the bad boy that almost got one or two of my fingers. (It still has a blood stain on one corner.)

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This picture shows the stock in the background that I was cutting dados in when I had my accident. Today, I completed three dadoes in all 20 boards, planed them to size, and then cut them to the correct final size. (Got back on the bronc that threw me!) My new (used) Ridgid planer worked like a champ, saving me hours of power sanding and hand planing!

Anyway, with my “adventure” last Thursday, I realize the need for an outfeed table. I am looking to pick y’alls brains to come up with a way to mount an outfeed table to this, like Thos did on his contractor’s saw. Maybe I am dreaming and will have to build a collapsible outfeed table similar to my B&D Workmate.

Here are the rest of the pictures:

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This is a side view. The large round thing at the far end is the power cord wrap. The out let is dust port.
The fence has been removed in this picture. The next two pictures shows how the fence mounts on the back rail:

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I love to use this saw. I have to store it in garage and move it out when I am going to use it, or need more room in the garage. In fact, I have another such mobile base for my Ridgid planer.

So… any ideas out there?

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards



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#1 posted 08-14-2007 01:35 PM

Are both sides identical? Drill a couple of mounting holes on each side of the table and then you could mount a piece on either side and have them extend beyond the rear track. A couple of laminated beams could cantilever 4’ beyond the table with a malemine top and swing down adjustable legs. Could be easily portable too.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#2 posted 08-14-2007 02:39 PM

Here’s a composite of a sliding table I put on my contractor saw.
It glides on a bar across the back of the saw and removes in a couple of seconds for storage.
It weish about 10 lbs.
The bottom pic shows it stored under the saw.

Bob

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#3 posted 08-14-2007 03:22 PM

Hehe….pretty much what I was thinking Bob. Nice job. Does it clamp on or screw on?

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#4 posted 08-14-2007 03:37 PM

HI Bob:
It is connected to the bar by two hex head bolts that drop through from the top.
I never bother to put on the nuts on the bottom as they just prevent the table from moving away fromthe saw.
When I store it (which is almost never) I pull out the two bolts and it folds up to a about 5” high
I suppose on these new portables you could just bend a U shape from conduit and insert the ends in some larger “OD” pipes secured to the sides of the saw box.
It will handle 4×8 x 3/4” plywood as well as the long stuff.

|Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#5 posted 08-14-2007 04:31 PM

Heres an extension table from FWW. I hope it’ll open for you, sometimes it won’t work unless you’re a member. You can modify this table to you own liking.
Free FWW trial, check this.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 08-14-2007 05:31 PM

The FWW did not open, Dick.
Thanks for all the ideas. I will let them stew in my percolator (remember those?) and see what cooks up.
Thanks!

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#7 posted 08-14-2007 05:47 PM

That FWW one seems overly complicated. Nice design but overkill IMNSHO. I like Bob’s better.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#8 posted 08-14-2007 06:10 PM

I thought the FWW had a little to much overkill, but it don’t hurt to look at them all, & pick up some of the features for your own design.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 08-14-2007 09:05 PM

Here’s the hook up to the bar on this table – Just two bolts slung through the channel on the facing end.
outfeed-4
Here’s a clearer shot of the table from the back – Note it slides from side to side to support what is going on the saw.
outfeed1
It’s flipped up here for when I clean up (never) or move the saw around. I put little casters on the bottom of the foot to allow it to slide easier sideways.

outfeed3

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 08-15-2007 06:36 AM

Bob, that is a great outfeed table. I am sure it works extremely well. My problem is mounting te outside rails to mine.
It is less than a year old and I woudl hate to void the lifetime warranty by drilling the table top or sides to mount the side rails that supports your outfeed table.

I guess I wil make a collapsible table like shown in the last issue of Shop Notes, but instead of being an assembly table, I will make the top of melamine and build the top to matchmy saw.

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#11 posted 05-16-2008 03:35 AM

I have the Ridgid 2400 too, and I don’t think there’s any need to attach the outfeed table to the saw… Mine just sits on 2 saw-horses at the right height, and it’s heavy enough that it doesn’t move when wood is pushed across it (the laminate top helps).

Outfeed table

You can check it out here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/5608

Plus, remove the top, fold up the saw-horses, and it travels with you easy as can be!

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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#12 posted 02-03-2009 07:37 PM

Great ideas by all for the outfeed table. My TS2410 arrives today and these posts will help alot on an outfeed table. I like the simplicity of Safetyboys and I’ve spoken to Bob about his design. I think I’ll do both and have extra versatility.

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