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Outfeed Table for Delta Contractor's Saw

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Project by jspencer posted 03-11-2010 07:30 PM 19524 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this contractor’s saw in 1994 and added a router table a couple of years age. I decided to do an upgrade last week. I bought a Delta fence, power twist V-belt, and then built this outfeed table. The posts at LJ’s really helped me know the pitfalls to avoid when building the table.

The support is 1” by 1.5” steel tubing, 11 gauge. I MIG welded it together and bolted the 2 sides to the base of the table saw.

The final height is adjusted by 4 carriage bolts and locknuts threaded into holes I tapped on the top supports. I then made L brackets that are adjustable to hold the particle board top securely to the supports.
The motor clears the table in all positions.

I might spray paint it with grey primer, but it is in perfect alignment and I want to get back to woodworking!





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Kerry Drake

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#1 posted 03-11-2010 07:37 PM

Nice! I don’t really have enough space to put a permanent outfeed table on my saw. :(

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH, http://thenickedfinger.wordpress.com/

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AJJ

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#2 posted 03-11-2010 07:58 PM

Man you really engineered it. You could stand on that out feed table. Good job.

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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#3 posted 03-11-2010 10:52 PM

Thats one serious outfeed table. Good Job!

-- Drew, Delaware

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#4 posted 03-12-2010 01:50 AM

good job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 03-12-2010 02:04 AM

Nice outfeed table.

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SRWoodworker

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#6 posted 03-12-2010 03:14 AM

That is a great saw (Delta 34-444 right?). I had the same saw also purchased in 1994 and sold it this last weekend as I replaced it with a cabinet saw. I built lots of nice pieces with that saw. Also had the link belt. I also would recommend the PALS alignment system – inexpensive and makes quick work of alignment. I had a Beismeyer fece on mine and a shop made router table to the right of the blade.

Delta doesn’t make them like this anymore. Seeing these photos made me miss that saw…

-- Jerry

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docholladay

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#7 posted 03-12-2010 03:34 AM

I have a similar Delta contractor saw. Mine actually goes all the way back to 1986, but it looks like the same saw. Mine does a great job. Like the previous poster, I built my own router table. Mine is on the left like yours. I also built an extension table on the right from Melamine. I just added an outfeed table to mine, but I made it all out of wood and put legs under it to support. I made my outfeed table wider so that it can serve for outfeed from my router table also.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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michiganmark

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#8 posted 03-12-2010 01:50 PM

I just purchased this same Delta saw off of craigslist, I love the saw but the dust collection leaves much to be desired! I moved the saw close to the dust collector and still get big piles of sawdust under the table and it shoots chips and dust everywhere. That is my only beef with this tool. Any sugggestions?

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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SRWoodworker

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#9 posted 03-13-2010 02:14 AM

Did you close up the bottom? I had a dust collection baffle on the bottom that connected to a 4” DC hose. Even though the back was still open, it caught maybe 75% of the saw dust.

At one time I used it to cut down large MDF panels and did not need to tilt to I closed up the back. That stopped 95% of the dust off of the back and bottom.

-- Jerry

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#10 posted 04-19-2011 11:47 PM

Hey there CharlieL how did you go about covering up the back of your 34-444 without effecting the tilt?

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MikeMcK

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#11 posted 01-05-2013 07:59 PM

If I could ask, what kind of router extension table is that and where did you buy it?

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