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.
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.
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.