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Project by Medickep posted 12-01-2016 02:35 AM 666 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As part of getting my new, smaller garage shop under control, I decided to redo my outfeed table and get rid of a clamping table that also acted as an additional outfeed table.

The original idea came from here:
https://www.ridgidforum.com/showthread.php?t=7542

I figured I would post it here as I know this saw is popular for those that haven’t pulled the trigger on a big cabinet saw.

The portion fixed to the TS is about 14” and the part that bends on a piano hinge is around 36.5”. Part of it is double layer with plywood as the kreg clamps are 3/4” thick and I really didn’t want to lose the functionality of a clamping table despite my smaller garage. They just pop out of the sides of the portion that bends. The legs fold on door hinges and used magnets to hold the legs up when not in use, but will be adding some cabinet clips as the magnets don’t seem to be strong enough!

I still have the ability to turn the blade to 45 degrees, which was not a high priority for me. I had to shift the motor all the way to the right and still barely made it. I had to cut one of the bolts for the fixed portion of the outfeed table to do so. The guy in the above link wedged his supports between one wing and his router table but I did not have any good ideas on how to pull that off.

I’m aware that I do not have any miter slots either! I may add them, but I have a lot of projects and almost never use my miter gauge as I have my SCMS for crosscuts and have no sled. My saw also makes a mess without the DC from above and I like using the blade guards, paws and riving blade.

-- Keith





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Notw

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#1 posted 12-01-2016 04:23 PM

I have the same table saw and have though about this idea several times, I have a few questions, are your angles steel or aluminum, are they mounted just into the side skins of the saw or into the cast iron top, do you notice any flex in the angles when the outfeed portion is down?

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Medickep

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#2 posted 12-01-2016 04:44 PM

Notw-

All of the metal is aluminum. I used flat stuff (not sure on the thickness) between the cast iron wings and than square aluminum attached to that. When I added the clamping tracks and extra layer of plywood, I did notice some flex due to the added weight. I dealt with this by adding an extra bolt!

I hope this helps!

-- Keith

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 12-01-2016 08:39 PM

This is a very nice out feed table.

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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#4 posted 12-02-2016 01:13 AM

I like it

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#5 posted 12-03-2016 10:26 PM

Nice project Keith. I am sure you will get a lot of great use out of it.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#6 posted 12-03-2016 10:33 PM

outfeed table that folds out of the way is my next job. nice job

-- Roger working to save the wildlife.

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Medickep

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#7 posted 12-03-2016 10:47 PM

Thanks guys, having it fold and be out of the way is nice. I’ve yet to attached the clips I bought because the magnets were to weak to hold the legs, but I will update when I do so!

-- Keith

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