Table Saw Extras.

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Project by Kirk posted 07-14-2007 02:29 AM 4370 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Proto type works and it doesn’t work.

I needed a table slide or something to hold a sheet of plywood out there in space.

Yes I know that there are fixtures, got one, but my skill saw doesn’t leave a clean edge. But my table saw does quit well.

Friction, used paste wax. Works better than nothing.

If you notice my out feed table, it folds up also, it made out of particleboard with marlite surface. It is a lifesaver. If you don’t have build yourself one. You will not be sorry.

Anyway, that gave me the idea for this. That open space must go. Also it needs to be longer in both directions. Otherwise, it works.

I also add some pictures of my outfeed table. Then the whole thing is folded up.

Small foot print, isn’t it?

Just making saw dust.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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#1 posted 07-14-2007 03:43 AM

I need to do something for my saw as well. This could be a good starting point. Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 07-14-2007 06:00 AM

Looks like we have similar table saws.

-- John

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Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 07-14-2007 06:01 AM

I love how this works (and folding feature). Any reason you did not use a solid piece for the top piece? Did you desgn this or see it somewhere? Can you post a picture of how the outfeed tables folds?

Thanks for posting this.


-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 07-14-2007 02:09 PM

Kirk, your solution is interesting.

Here's something available from Triton that I’ve seen adopted to a standard cabinet saw and I can see no reason why it wouldn’t work on a contractor’s saw. It’s very inexpensive here, and I suspect not much more in the US.

Scroll down the page and look for Triton Extension Table and Mini-Extension table. I used to own a Triton Saw and had one of these – they work great.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#5 posted 07-14-2007 05:13 PM

Bob A,

The reason I didn’t use a solid piece, I had so much scrap. A solid will come in time.

As for the folding, I never used anybody else’s ideas that I know of. I did use Inventor to figure the lengths of the folding supports in the side table.

Before I had a big two-car garage. Today I have this 30’ x 40’ x 12’ workshop. And a new rip fence is on its way. I just haven’t got over having the room. But I do need to consider putting in legs for solid support, now that I do have the room.

I am not happy with the performance of my side table. I think it needs to slide and clamp the work steady. (Just a thought. Sounds like a lot of steel and bearings to me.)

Maybe I need to look into dust collection next?

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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#6 posted 07-14-2007 05:20 PM

Now that you have a bigger workshop, maybe you can upgrade your tablesaw as well? Larger table, more power, new outfeed tables, etc.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#7 posted 07-14-2007 09:38 PM


$$$ are the thing, you know? Wife is the other. Somedays she allows big ticket items and other days are garage sales.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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#8 posted 07-16-2007 04:23 AM

Clever, low cost design,.... I like it. As for the outfeed table, how does it connect to the back of the saw? I like the Triton version also, had not seen this before. Congrats on a new shop, I’m still in a 2 car garage and am always looking to maximize space. As for now, I use my lathe table (on my page) as an outfeed table.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 07-16-2007 04:35 PM

Bob A,

The bottom is a pair of bolts. A pair of 1/2” eyebolts connects the outfeed table to the tablesaw. I then made a couple of taper pins that fit into those eyebolts. There is a piece of angle iron keeping the table flat.

The location of the eyebolts is not too important, but they must be ridged.

The whole system works quit well. The outfeed table is about 40” x 40”. Note the two groves in the table that is for my sliding sled.

The level adjustment of the outfeed table is with shims.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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#10 posted 07-16-2007 07:36 PM

A really neat take on that particular problem. Thanks for sharing it. You’ll get a kick out of reading Nikki’s posts.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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