Table Saw Infeed Support Arms

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Project by JSB posted 06-08-2014 01:02 PM 2012 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The idea is that you can place your plywood on the support arms and the front of the saw and be fully supported and lined up on the fence before you even turn the saw on. It’s a much easier and safer way to cut down large sheet goods. Quick and easy to make from a few scraps and a pair of cheap hinges. The arms quickly fold up and store on the wall and when needed can be installed in a few seconds. Not sure where I originally saw these from but whoever had the original idea needs a pat on the back.

Video showing how easy they are to make:

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 06-08-2014 02:30 PM

Great Idea, I just wish I had all that space…. Oh the possibilities are endless.

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 04:01 PM

One additional idea to prevent the leg from folding if you hit it is to add a small piece of stock to the bottom of the leg farthest from the TS saw. It will prevent the leg from just getting kicked in, as it must then lift to clear.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 06-08-2014 04:45 PM

Made a similar setup for sheet goods. Works like a champ.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 06-08-2014 08:32 PM

Great idea and great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 12:31 AM

Good job Jay,
These would keep the leg in place.,43586.

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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#6 posted 06-10-2014 03:18 PM

Nice, also like your blade storage and various jigs. Hanging jigs are the best shop decorations :P

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#7 posted 06-11-2014 12:35 PM

I like the simplicity and lightness

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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