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Benchtop Saw + Shop Cart + 4 Strips = Outfeed Table

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Project by Bricofleur posted 347 days ago 2059 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I don’t want to undo a particular setup on my contractor table saw I temporarily turn to my benchtop table saw. I used to drop it on my workbench but I always felt the lack of the useful outfeed table I’m used to.
I came out with a simple solution that not only provides an efficient outfeed table but also lowers the saw to a more comfortable working height.

As shown, I screwed a support/locating block on each leg of my shop cart and I built a front protruding support to drop the benchtop saw on. Since I leveled the benchtop saw top even with the cart work surface, it’s now a pleasure to work with. The bored plywood base attached under the saw funnels the dust in a cardboard box.

Only four blocks and four 4” wide OSB strips were required for this upgrade.
Also note that I added some weight on the lower cart shelf at the opposite end to compensate for the saw weight.

Sooner or later I will add an upper block on either back sides so I won’t have to use C-clamps to secure the rig, as shown.

Thanks for looking.

All construction details and more photos from this page of my blog (look for the follow arrow at the bottom).

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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FirehouseWoodworking

622 posts in 1877 days


#1 posted 347 days ago

Pretty slick idea! I like it.

In your last picture, why not add a block above the extension and drill a hole through the extension and table leg for a slide-in bolt? You won’t have to worry about the clamps!

Well done.

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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Bricofleur

1118 posts in 1797 days


#2 posted 347 days ago

Thanks Dave, This is a great idea. While at it I will bore a hole on each side of the prodruding support for 2 more bolts to lock the saw on once again to get rid of the front clamps. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Best,

Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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BusterB

1353 posts in 612 days


#3 posted 347 days ago

Really nice cart for the table saw Serge…should make an excellent back-up. I like the way you incorporated the laminate, gives it a lot of eye appeal….Nice build

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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majuvla

3270 posts in 1471 days


#4 posted 346 days ago

Always impresive from your side!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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