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Outfeed Table for my tablesaw that is removable and can fold flat for storage

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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 894 days ago 4042 views 21 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed an outfeed table for my saw but I didn’t want to have it permanently attached to the saw. I also didn’t want a free standing table that would consume valuable real estate in my shop. This table meets my needs quite nicely.

The table is 24” deep and 42” wide. It is made from 3/4” Baltic Birch plywood, poplar and some 4/4 oak for banding and the rail. Photo 1 shows the table attached to the tablesaw. The oak rail sits on the fence rail of the tablesaw. Photo 2 is the table with the legs folded flat. The leg set is 24” wide and has adjustable levelers. Photo 3 shows how the leg set in hinged to the undercarriage of the table. I used 3” utility hinges. The top of the legs are rounded to prevent hang up while folding. The tee nut is used with a knob to log the legs open and to prevent them from kicking out. Photo 4 shows the knob. The two poplar tabs with holes allow the table to be hung on hooks (french cleats) when not in use. I didn’t want to modify or drill holes in the fence rail system, so I decided to use heavy duty toggle clamps (two 200 lb clamps) to attach the table to the tablesaw. Photo 5 shows one of the toggle clamps. The holes in the oak rail line up with the cap screws on my fence rails. It helps keep the outfeed table and table saw miter slots aligned. Photo 6 is a shot from below showing how the toggle clamp locks the table to the tablesaw rail. Construction was glue and pockethole screws for the undercarriage. The oak trim is glued and nailed. The table is finished with satin polyurethane and wax. Now that I have this table, I wonder why I did without for so long.





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 894 days ago

Looks good and I know the feeling, how did I do without this? I will make one recommendation. I would have taken the miter slots right to the end, you never know what project is going to require what jig and a large sled will stop short without the miter slot room Just my advice, take it or leave it.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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devann

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#2 posted 894 days ago

Nice job with the extension Vincent. All I can add is great minds think alike.

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

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Timthemailman

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#3 posted 893 days ago

Nice job, great space saver.

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Rickert

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#4 posted 893 days ago

Vincent, nice work. How do you use the two large round holes at the end of the outfeed table?

Do you no longer use the fence rail to support your table saw fence?

-- Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, is of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. -- C.S. Lewis

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Vincent Nocito

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#5 posted 893 days ago

The two large holes at the far end of the table allow me to hang the folded table on the wall when it is not in use. The fence locks to the from rail. The outfeed table is even with the top of the tablesaw and the fence is supported by the top. For cuts beyond the end of the top, there is a small stud that supports the back of the fence.

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jimmy meeker

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#6 posted 618 days ago

like this one. would there be anyway that i could get you plans for this one . because i have a really small shop and i need all the room i can get if you don’t mine

-- jrm123

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