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Ridgid R4512 Tablesaw Outfeed Table

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Project by Mikemccind posted 10-10-2016 12:57 PM 1695 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this outfeed table for my Ridgid R4512 tablesaw based on ideas from other projects and designs from lumberjacks postings. I designed the support knee brace to come off the rear axle of the casters so it is always set at the right height regardless of the shop floor. No leveling of support legs required. I used oak plywood for the 24” x 48” table and framed it in oak trim. The mounting to the saw is with an angle iron attachment to the bottom T-slot on the tablesaws back fence rail guide. I set the spacing so the rip fence movement is not impeded. There is just enough movement in the angle iron slotted holes for fine height adjustment of the outfeed table to match the tablesaw’s cast iron top. I used a long piano hinge to allow the outfeed table to swing down and out of the way when not needed. I store the support brace separately in the corner of my shop. A coating of paste wax is the only finish I used. The outtable is proving to be plenty sturdy and I can move the tablesaw around when needed without lowering the table or needing to readjust the support brace.

Found solution to the inverted pictures. All is fixed with a little editing of the posting.

-- Mike, North Webster, IN





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 10-10-2016 02:29 PM

Looks good…........even up-side-down.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 10-10-2016 08:58 PM

Glad you fixed the pictures. I generally skip posts with pictures oriented wrong.

You could post about how you fixed the problem. It might help others.

I know a lot of problems are associated with taking pictures on an iPhone.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 10-10-2016 09:01 PM

That’s a nice out feed table. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Mikemccind

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#4 posted 10-10-2016 09:46 PM

The inverted picture posting issue was apparently associated with my photography with a camera phone. It was suggested that I edit the pictures before uploading and do just a simple small cropping. When it saved this minor change and I subsequently uploaded the edited photo to the lumberjocks site, all was correctly oriented. Not sure what was screwy but this solution worked.
MIke

-- Mike, North Webster, IN

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Kennethjg

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#5 posted 10-11-2016 12:16 AM

This is awesome. I have the craftsman clone of this saw, and I’ve wanted to make an out feed table for so long, but i just don’t have the room. Unless I make one like this

-- It ain't custom unless you fucked it up.

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splintergroup

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#6 posted 10-11-2016 01:44 PM

A very handy saw accessory!

I made a similar outfield table arrangement for a Unisaw, the thing I find really helpful with your brace design is you keep the floor clear of any table legs, etc. Great for sweeping up and as you pointed out, the surface stays put even if you set up the saw somewhere else.

The only ‘issue’ I’ve experienced is my saw can get a bit ‘tippy’ when the outfield table is loaded up with junk. I had a choice between removing the junk or buying more saw blades to counter-weight the saws blade storage box (I chose more blades 8^)

Have you had any problems with tipping?

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Mikemccind

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#7 posted 10-11-2016 04:51 PM

No issues so far with the tablesaw/outfeed table combo being tippy. I have the outfeed table in the down position most of the time to conserve space in my smallish garage shop area. Keeps me from loading it up with stuff. I keep my crosscut sled stored on the tablesaw now which discourages me from using it as a junk collector bench. Like needed more tools, I always could use more shop space.
Mike

-- Mike, North Webster, IN

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docspencer

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#8 posted 10-12-2016 10:02 AM

Great addition to the tablesaw and looks well constructed. Must put that on my list of projects!

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