Mini tablesaw out feed platform

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Project by LittleCobra posted 04-26-2016 01:56 PM 1496 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having a small wood shop poses problems at times. I normally don’t work with large panels so I decided to build a small out feed platform. The platform is constructed with left over wood and misc. hardware I had laying around. I started by gluing up two small 1/4” birch plywood panels. These panels are offset by 1 1/2” . I then glued a piece of 3/4” MDF to the bottom of the plywood panels to create a slot that fits over the fence guide on the back of the table saw. Using a piece 2×4 I made a leg and attached it via a door hinge. On the bottom of the leg I attached a small 2×4 for lateral support. To stabilize the leg I added a locking leg hinge. To assure the platform would remain tight to the table I added a small eye to which I attach a spring that attaches to a panel screw on the saw. This works very well for the ripping of boards less than 10 inches wide and adds support for my large sled on the back side of the table. It can be shifted easily along the back fence rail and is easily removed and stored.

Jim Rogers….FL.

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#1 posted 04-26-2016 04:03 PM

That’s a great idea and one I might try. Thanks for posting it.

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#2 posted 04-27-2016 02:13 AM

Looks good. I have a similar situation with my miter saw. I have to use a short temp out-feed on one side so I can close an overhead door.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 04-27-2016 05:40 AM

Well done thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 05-01-2016 01:24 AM

I like the small size and the ability to be able to slide it back and forth on the fences rear angle iron.

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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