Table Saw Outfeed Table

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Project by jayman7 posted 11-22-2009 06:54 PM 8572 views 21 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really should’ve built one over a year ago when I got my Delta contractor’s saw, but other projects took over. A piece of MDF on two sawhorses just wasn’t stable enough, or at the perfect height. At least I was able to reuse it as the bottom shelf.

This design is based on The Wood Whisperer’s outfeed table so thanks to Marc. The simple design let me put it together in half a day. I put a piece of hardboard on the top and waxed it. Instead of buying four leveling feet that costs $20+, I used four 3/8” bolts and T-nuts which cost only $5. I might end up staining it for fun and add slots for my cross cut sled.

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#1 posted 11-22-2009 07:35 PM

Simple and functional I like it.

-- Kolmar

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#2 posted 11-22-2009 07:41 PM

Nice. I’ve been wrestling with outfeed table issues in my very small shop. I watched Marc’s video on this table and thought it would be the best (simplest) design for my needs. Thanks for showing the T nut leg adjust. I thought of that two, but wasn’t sure how to install… thanks for your photo of how you did yours. Also, I had planned a hardboard top.

I may need to add a vice and bench dogs to mine… I really need multipurpose work surface.

Good timing for me… thanks for posting.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 11-22-2009 07:43 PM

Very nice… Now I have no excuse for not building one for my saw…. Ever thought about doing a Sketchup drawing for this? and maybe posting it?? (No selfish motivations there whatsoever. ;) )

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 11-22-2009 07:53 PM

sweet also norm made one like this but it has casters that u can either put down or lift up so its either stationary or mobile but i like this one the design is easy and looks like i can make it out of one sheet ply. nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 11-22-2009 08:59 PM

I Love that table..its simple cheap easy to build and will do the job! I volunteer to do a Sketchup drawing of the table…got some basic dimensions for me? I assume its 3/4 ply? Is the hard board 3/4 or is there a ply substrate? Nice execution…Marc does it again!


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#6 posted 11-22-2009 09:00 PM

Nice work Jayman! Great idea for the levelers. I saw Mark’s podcast last week and thought about building one after the holidays. I like the dual purpose concept that this table allows at an economical price.

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#7 posted 11-22-2009 09:04 PM

Well done. I had a out feed table and then bought a bigger saw need to build another.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 11-23-2009 01:40 AM

I built one also for my Delta Contractor’s saw. I had to cut a small hole in the top to allow room for the motor when tilted. Do you have an issue with your motor hitting the table when tilted?


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#9 posted 11-23-2009 02:26 AM

Nice looking outfeed table.

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#10 posted 11-23-2009 05:50 AM

Thanks for the comments!

The dimensions is roughly 41”x24”x35.25” made out of about half a full sheet of 3/4” ply. The top is made out of 1/2” MDF with 1/8” hardboard glued on top, since I had them laying around the shop anyway.

Since 95% of my cuts are at 90 deg, I didn’t bother accounting for the motor tilted. I plan to pull the table back far enough to avoid the motor completely whenever I have to deal with that 5%.

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#11 posted 11-23-2009 05:53 AM

The design looks like a table Norm made looks good.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 11-29-2009 06:31 AM

I am a man of my for Chris and anyone else who might want it here is a link to my blog about building my version of this out feed table complete with a link to download my Sketchup model.


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#13 posted 11-30-2009 09:35 PM

well done

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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#14 posted 05-31-2012 03:08 AM

I like the simplicity!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi"

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