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Project by screwge posted 1914 days ago 35147 views 81 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the outfeed table I built for my table saw. I had seen a similar design online and figured that it would work well for me.
The frame is 1×3 poplar face screwed(no fancy pocket hole joints here.
The top is 3/4” particle board covered with a light blue speckled laminate that I had left over from another project. The top edges were routed with a 22 1/2 degree bevel just to soften the edges and to make sure nothing would hang up on the edge of the laminate top.
I did have to drill a couple of holes in the tablesaw face lip to bolt the extension to the saw. I also drilled holes in the cabinet so I could bolt the angle bracket to the cabinet. One issue I had with the angle iron was it seemed too flexible so I added a piece of extruded aluminum angle…still too flexible. I finally added the poplar angle brace. Finally!...strong enough.
Another note is that in order to get the outfeed table to seat up tight to the face of the tablesaw I had to route a small chamfer in the botom side of the outfeed frame (see pic #5).
When the outfeed table is folded down, there is about 1/8” clearance between the floor and the frame (I didn’t plan this, I just lucked out), measure carefully!
I used a 4’ piano hinge for folding.
The legs have positive lock hinges and adjustable height feet for the uneven floor.

UPDATE—————UPDATE————-UPDATE

See my most recent upgrade here

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1914 days ago

nice outfeed looks very proffesional clean build and great results.

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ellen35

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#2 posted 1914 days ago

WOW! That is some table!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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spanky46

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#3 posted 1914 days ago

Great job!

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1914 days ago

This is a nice outfeed table that enhances the functionality of your saw. Putting the same laminate on it as you did your router extension gives the entire saw a clean, professional look. And nice job on the layout of the table as well. When I built mine I failed to account for the width added by the 3/4 inch banding and it had to rest on the floor but, of course, this was to give clearance for the dust collection hose. :)

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Jeff Roberts

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#5 posted 1914 days ago

Nice table! Where was the source for the positive lock hinges used on the legs? I used plain hinges on my legs and would like something that locks in the open and closed position.

Thanks!

-- Jeff, Dayton, OH

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1914 days ago

I like the piano hinge and locking legs…nice one.

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woodb1

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#7 posted 1914 days ago

I’ve been wanting to built one myself. Looks great.

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screwge

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#8 posted 1914 days ago

Thanks for the comments LJ’s

Scott Bryan – as I eluded to in the description, I also failed to account for the width of the frame but I just happend to luck out and got about 1/8” clearance when folded down.

JWood – I got the leg locks at either www.rockler.com or www.leevallley.com don’t remember exactly, but either has this type of item available.

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 1914 days ago

Great job ! Very nice build and very professional looking.

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clieb91

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#10 posted 1914 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Nicely outfitted table saw. Both additions turned out nice looking.

CtL

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tmiller

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#11 posted 1914 days ago

Great looking tables to accommodate a great saw.

Thanks for posting all the pics.

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ivan

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#12 posted 1723 days ago

Great table! I am going to build one too! Thanks for the pics.

-- Ivan, Bay Area, California

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duffmankc

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#13 posted 1220 days ago

Hey screwge – what did you use to to attach the folding legs to the table. It doesn’t look like a regular hinge from the picture, but can’t make it out for sure. In the process of building my first outfeed and am looking for ideas.

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screwge

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#14 posted 1217 days ago

Here are the locking leg hinges

Purchased at Rockler

Click on picture for link

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billye

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#15 posted 1049 days ago

I’m adding this outfeed table to my table saw. However, I have and old Craftsman saw (Cast aluminum base.) I have rails on both sides of the saw. What is the best way to attach the outfeed without creating interference with the fence?

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