Outfeed Table

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Project by Thos. Angle posted 08-12-2007 05:08 AM 4633 views 15 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some one was asking about an outfeed table for their table saw in the forums the other day. I just happened to be building one at the time. Roughly 24 by 40 inches, the table is two thicknesses of particle board totaling 1 1/4 inches thick. I had some old pine that I used to edge band the table with. It isn’t pretty but it was free. I had a bunch of left over laminate from cabinet jobs so I topped the table with it. The drop down shelf brackets are from WoodCraft. I had a piece of maple left over from some drawers and a piece of ash was lying there. I went to the store and bought some bolts. I routed the grooves with a dado jig and a Makita plunge router. I really lucked out; it went together dead level the first try!!! Talk about a happy accident!! I spent the whole time I was working on it figureing out how I was going to get it level and it just fell into place. The big dowell is to lift the other bracket hinge when I let it down. All told it took about 4 hours. Now plywood slides over onto my bench with ease and my cut off boxes don’t get caught on the rollers I used to use. I can let the table down and work all the way around my big bench.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 08-12-2007 05:37 AM

Nice, this project has been on my “to-do” list for about 2 years. An awesome upgrade at little cost and time. I never seem to get around to it though. One of these days!

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 08-12-2007 05:50 AM

Jeff, when you get it done, you won’t know how you lived without it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 08-12-2007 02:31 PM


Looks great. It’s on my to do list also. The only problem for me is that the back of my fence rides on the back angle iron as opposed most, so I have to make a way to attach the outfeed table about 2”back from the back of the saw. The Woodcraft hinges you used may help.


-- Dave _-^-_ Baltimore, MD

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 08-12-2007 03:18 PM

Dave, It would be difficult without drilling more holes in the brackets. You might check out what Rockler has. I think they have some brackets that are a lot heavier and might work better where you have to leave a gap. You can get it done, though, I know it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 08-12-2007 03:27 PM

Hi Tom;

As a manufacturer of infeed / outfeed tables, I hate it.

As a woodworker, great idea! The way your work bench is positioned, handling sheet goods will be a piece of cake.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 08-12-2007 04:20 PM

Lee, if we ever get big enough,I’ll have one of your tables. Thanks for the input.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 08-13-2007 05:07 AM

Beutiful, Tom!
I have to figure out how to attach one to my Ridgid 2400. It has a colaspible frame, so I may have to make a separate table and just position that behind saw. My recent adventure has made me see the value of an outfeed table, so it is REALLY my next project! I made a modified dado fence today, and will complete my dado project tomorrow! Gotta get back on that bronc that “threw” me!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#8 posted 08-17-2007 12:49 PM

I think it was me asking about the out feed table I am glad I came across this, very good pictures easy to see and understand , I might be able to use it.

-- Jeff B.

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#9 posted 08-17-2007 05:49 PM

Nice execution!

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

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#10 posted 08-17-2007 09:05 PM

Nice outfeed table. It sure beats roller stands!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 08-17-2007 09:54 PM

Os, that’s what it replaces and it sure is good. Thanks Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 02-06-2008 12:14 PM

Perfect upgrade.

-- Jiri

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#13 posted 02-26-2008 05:18 AM

Nice solve

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#14 posted 05-25-2008 05:26 AM

Nice, this project has been on my hit list for about 5-6 years. An awesome upgrade at little cost and time. Never seem to get around to it.

-- Bud -

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