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Light weight removable table saw outfeed table

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Project by dschlic1 posted 403 days ago 1758 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this outfeed table to be as light as possible because it will need to be removed and stored after each use. I use torsion box construction using 1/8” tempered hardboard. I was going to use high pressure laminate for the bottom skin and use an 1/8” hardboard covered with laminate for the top skin. However the cost of a sheet of laminate would have tripled the cost of the table. So I am just using 1/8” hardboard for both the top and bottom skins. The edging around the outside of the table is fir, cut from 2×4 studs. Legs are also fir.

I used 2” angle to mount the table to the saw. Four 1/4” bolts fasten it to the saw. The legs fold up for easy storage. The table measures 48” x 48” x 2”. This size will enable me to cut a 4×8 foot piece of plywood.





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 403 days ago

I like the light wieght torsion box design. This should serve you well for a long time. Well done!

I need to build an outfeed table for my C’man 113 TS. I think I’ll employ your torsion box into my design.

Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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THOMRIDER

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#2 posted 403 days ago

Nice setup.
How do you like your Vega? ( I just put one on my craftsman)

-- Its all about the jigs

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dschlic1

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#3 posted 403 days ago

Thank you all. DIYaholic I can send you a PDF plans and/or Sketchup model of the table. Send me a PM.

Thomrider I haven’t used it much yet. I had to cut down the back tube in order to fit the spreader/blade guard. That was quite a bit of work. Also due to my perfectionism, it took me a long time to get the fence adjusted parallel to the miter slot.

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 403 days ago

Great use of space in a tight shop!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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djwong

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#5 posted 403 days ago

Looks like a really great job. I am curious if you needed to do anything special to glue the ribs to the top. Just lots of glue and weighing a board on top for clamping pressure? Cauls? I like how you incorporated solid wood ribs for the places where the miter slots continued from the saw table.

-- David W. Cupertino, CA

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rustythebailiff

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#6 posted 402 days ago

Nice design, love the light and strong factor. If you don’t have a static shop with lots of space, being able to move stuff like that is really handy.

And, If I could sneak in quickly, THOMRIDER I installed a Vega Utility 26 on my old Craftsman. I love it; very accurate, and compared to my old system it’s lightning fast. Install was a bit complicated, but only because my saw is ancient, I had to do some custom install work. If my saw was more modern, it would have been a snap.

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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dschlic1

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#7 posted 401 days ago

I glued the ribs to the bottom and sides with Titebond. For the top I used some construction adhesive which was much thicker. I believe it was PL642. I clamped around the sides and placed some concrete blocks in the center for pressure.

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AlanBienlein

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#8 posted 398 days ago

I no longer have out feed table problems for any machine in my shop since I remodeled it.

I made sure my work bench, the out feed table for the table saw, my scms mobile cart, the band saw, two other mobile carts and the planer are all the same height. I got my inspiration for this from a YouTube video about a dustless workshop.

Part I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKSqjPuR1k4
Part II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3tcJwchUjc

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