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Blog entry by KenBry posted 753 days ago 4275 reads 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.



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Ken90712

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#1 posted 753 days ago

Ken, looks great. Should serve you well. Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Philzoel

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#2 posted 753 days ago

Ken I have same saw and sam prob about gap from table. Will get angle and mount that. Did you leave gap? I may turn angle over. I do not need big outfeed. small table 12×20 mounted permanent. Your thoughts?

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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KenBry

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#3 posted 753 days ago

Phil, yes, there is a gap so that the fence can be supported by the original set up….Ha i never thought about flipping the angle stock. It should work fine. I guess i was blinded by my train of thought. I say try it. ;-) The only issue might be the hinge flap being to long and getting caught under the aft fence bracket.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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lsdave

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#4 posted 751 days ago

I’m really interested on the little cart that you have to move your saw around. Is that home made or a bought product?

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KenBry

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#5 posted 750 days ago

It’s a kit. I bought the parts at rockler and supplied my own hardwood. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=2383&site=ROCKLER

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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Philzoel

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#6 posted 737 days ago

Ken thank you. i installed angle iron and added a small board on top of 2×4. Will route it if I need too. Just screwed it to angle iron.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#7 posted 629 days ago

Ken,

The table you added looks superb! What kind of hardware did you use to mount the hinges to the angle stock? It seems like we share similar taste. I recently purchased a used JET JWTS 10 table saw for $350. It looks similar to yours, but mine has the stamped wings, not cast iron.

Is that the Bench Dog Pro Max cast iron router table extension/with aluminum router plate that you have attached? I am looking to replace a steel wing with the router extension table. Also, are you using an INCRA miter guage? I plan on adding the INCRA 100SE to my table – just looks similar to the additions on my wish list.

This is my first table saw and I’ve never used one, but I can adapt to tools quickly.

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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KenBry

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#8 posted 629 days ago

What kind of hardware did you use to mount the hinges to the angle stock?
I used some phillips head screws and lock nuts to attach hinges to the angle stock. I used some regular door hinges on the melamite top.

Is that the Bench Dog Pro Max cast iron router table extension/with aluminum router plate that you have attached?
It sure is, I had to drill some of it to fit the fence support. It can get mounted on either side too. Interested in an extra cast wing? I got a spare :)

Also, are you using an INCRA miter guage?
Yes, but the one that came with my saw is fine too. I keep a long fence mounted to one miter gauge and the other doesn’t have a fence.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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TexasChris

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#9 posted 548 days ago

Ken,

You’re a lifesaver. I’ve been searching for an extension table design for this saw for months. I’m fairly new at woodworking, but wanted to start out with a good saw. Question—how did you cut out the miter saw slots in the melamine top without getting any tear out? Also, did you get the top at Rockler too?

Thanks,

Chris

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Jerome

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#10 posted 510 days ago

Well..I would love to help you get rid of it. Do you still have the extra wing?

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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#11 posted 430 days ago

very nice out feed table, I have a same saw and get a idea from you, thanks ken

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#12 posted 414 days ago

Awesome table Ken. I just ordered my proshop 52inch on the 15% Wilton sale and I can’t wait to get it. I’m looking at doing EXACTLY what you did here and I was wondering how I was going to get around the fence support.

I might add an INCRA fence at some point in the future so that would likely change the mounting setup a bit (maybe not).

In any case, I can’t PM you until I make at least 5 posts (this is #1!). But hopefully I can follow this post and not have too many questions.

Thanks again for posting this.

Kevin
Cincinnati, OH

-- Kevin - Cincinnati, OH

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TexasChris

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#13 posted 414 days ago

I’m also in the midst of trying to replicate Ken’s design. What I struggle with is that the Extension Table covers up the dust port on the saw when it’s reclined. So, every time you want to use the saw, you have to unfold the table. If anyone figures out a way around that, let me know!

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