Extension table for Jet Pro Shop JPS-10 Table Saw.
When I went looking for ideas for an extension table for my Jet Pro Shop, I found allot of good layouts but I didn’t find anything on this specific saw. Being a true creature of necessity I went about trying to build my own table extension.
Just to put this out there before you start reading too much, I am not including too much dimensional data because I feel everyone is different. Some people might want a smaller top some longer and so forth. My intent is to show how I worked around the fence support on this Jet saw.
You see the fence on the Pro Shop saw has a back rest that slides on a rail. This is an issue I had to work around and be creative. My solution was to get an angle stock from the local Lowes. I call out the specific name of the store because I only found this angle stock there. The thing that makes this stock special is that it is longer on 1 side than the other. The added length is a huge bonus when adapting things to this particular saw.
I positioned the angle stock and marked out the areas that needed to be cut to fit. Keep in mind that if you use this type stock you might want to position it so you can use the holes in it already to mount it to the back of the saw. I had to work around the vertical leg supports going up the back. I cut the stock easily with a metal tooth blade in my saber saw.
After getting the leg supports cut out I addressed getting the holes right for mounting it to the saw. I used the fence support bolts on the back of the say to secure the Angle Stock.
I mounted the hinges trying to use as many of the existing holes already in the angle stock, drilling only one hole per hinge on average (the center hole). After all three hinges were mounted to the angle stock I moved on to the ledge support.
My goal was to get the table top dead level with the saw top. I achieved this using 2 pieces of ¾” select pine bought at Home Depot glued together . So basically anything you have that is 1 ½” wide will do the job. Add that to the ¾” melamine top and it got me pretty darn close to even with the top. You can tweak things as needed either by narrowing the stock or adding a spacer to the stock till you get your melamine even all the way across.
I could have drilled up from the bottom and secured the melamine with several screws to give a nice clean appearance. But I didn’t, I drilled straight through the top and secured it to the select pine. The reason for this was so I could easily remove the top from the saw if I ever wanted it out of the way.
Now I took out my Kreg Jig and built side rails on the table top. Zip Zip side rails on… I needed side rails to support my folding leg hardware. I bought this hardware from Rockler. It has a positive lock when a leg is lowered into position. On the bottom of the legs I have some adjustable feet screwed into T nuts.
Well, that’s pretty much it. The pictures hopefully will help answer most questions.
-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.