Season of shop upgrades #2: Table Saw Outfeed

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Blog entry by PJ72 posted 02-16-2014 10:34 AM 4696 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A need for out-feed
I have tried using out feed rollers and various stands for some time and have never been satisfied with the results, especially when cutting large sheet goods on the table saw. For reasons including safety and quality of cut, I decided that I needed an out feed table system.

Primary Concern
For my garage workshop I needed a solution that was easily stored out of the way quickly with minimal storage space. I patterned the out-feed table on a design by Dwayne Intveld in the May/June 2003 issue of Fine Woodworking.

This design uses a torsion box construction that is hinged (piano hinge) on the rear of the table saw fence rail. The torsion box is made of a poplar frame with ¼” hardboard top and bottom.

Large Out-feed Capacity
The design features a primary out-feed table and a secondary out-feed table that is inset in the leg support for the primary table. Kotterless clevis pins are used for quick set up of the out feed table angled supports.

Primary Outfeed

Secondary Out-feed

Minimal Storage Space Required
This design provides optimum out feed capability (Nearly 6 feet) and requires very little additional footprint than the table saw itself when stowed away.

Thanks for viewing – this was a fun project and I really enjoy the new table. Also, I modeled the out-feed table in sketchup and inserted an on-line download of the R4512 tablesaw in to the model to help visualize the project. If any one is interested I would be happy to share the sketchup out-feed table model.

-- PJ

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#1 posted 02-16-2014 12:09 PM


That’s an ‘Aircraft Carrier’ sized outfeed table, but then you have to have a large area for those sheet goods to land.

Well done and looks very solid.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 02-16-2014 05:06 PM

Thanks for posting. I have a fold down table about half that size and it is in sad shape. This could be a good upgrade.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 02-17-2014 05:51 AM

Wow, this a very nice outfeed solution

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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