New table saw set up

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Project by Buke27 posted 02-27-2013 04:00 PM 4187 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finally got a table saw in my shop. I don’t know how I have gone without one for so long. It’s a Craftsman Professional Hybrid and I love it. Immediately after getting it into the shop I started working on a crosscut sled and an outfeed table for it. Both are courtesy of Marc Spagnolo, the Wood Whisperer.

The outfeed is the same basic design as the first one he built with the exception of the top. I added an additional sheet of 3/4” ply to give some added weight and stability. I built the crosscut sled straight from his video as well. It has maple fences on 1/2” ply. The runners are made from some walnut scrap I had on hand. I’m really pleased with both of them. I’ve seen enough of these on LJ to know they are both must haves for a table saw set up and now I know why! I can’t even fathom how much setup time I’ll save on table saw cuts compared to my shopsmith that used to use. Now I can leave it set up as a lathe/jointer.

Both of these were wonderful projects to build. Not only are they a much needed addition to the shop, my dad came into town to help out which was a lot of fun!

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#1 posted 02-27-2013 04:26 PM

Great additions to the shop.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 02-27-2013 07:18 PM

Looks good. Now you have two table saws, with the Shopsmith. It’s a good backup.

-- Its all about the jigs

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#3 posted 02-27-2013 10:00 PM

Every once in a while I have to crawl out of my hole and suggest that EVERY crosscut sled should have a block or a box or something on the back of the fence that fully encloses the blade at the end of the cut. That includes this crosscut sled, and Marc Spagnuolo’s, too. There’s just no excuse for not having this cheap insurance against losing a thumb.


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 12:13 AM

Looks good Buke enjoy it.
One suggestion though. Build another jig for cutting miters. Lots of plans on here and you will find a use for it.

-- Life is good.

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 12:43 AM

great table and sled,very nice’ll get alot of use out of both.i love my crosscut sled,and seem to use it more and more.

i’ve got to agree with rmac that a box on the back of the’s cheap insurance like he said it’s just safety sense.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 03:04 AM

very exciting when we get new toys and such,congrats…nice shop also,it looks spacy…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 02-28-2013 04:48 AM

Nice job.
Those came out great and I bet you get a ton of use out of them !



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#8 posted 02-28-2013 06:36 AM

Great workmanship. Congrats, on your new table saw buying. I am with two minds whether nor not to buy a table saw. Your sharing of this, would possibly encourage me to quickly take a decision on thiis.


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#9 posted 03-01-2013 02:15 AM

nice project

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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