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Project by Anthony posted 10-15-2013 01:02 AM 2911 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that I have been wanting to build for some time now. My shop is in a garage and I am forced to use mobile bases for all of my larger tools so when I started to design this one I had to take into account that I could not use legs in the back to support the table.

I ended up designing it to use laminated plywood to act as supports and I bolted them to the cast iron wings of the saw. I used shelving material for the actual table. I had originally planned to make the outfeed bigger with a hinge and slide out wood supports on the bottom but when I got the first piece in place I decided it was enough. I can always add the hinged piece later if I think I need it.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"





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Tugboater78

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#1 posted 10-15-2013 03:42 AM

good idea, wish my saw had a place like tht to bolt some supports underneath. still working on an idea myself

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#2 posted 10-15-2013 06:46 AM

Im sure this will be really handy for you. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Vince

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#3 posted 10-15-2013 07:41 AM

I like it, I have the same saw thanks for sharing, I’ll will be adding this feature to my saw.

-- Vince

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pmelchman

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#4 posted 10-15-2013 12:06 PM

i have that same tablesaw….thanks for the idea….

-- Patrick https://www.facebook.com/dragonflywoodworking

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mloy365

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#5 posted 10-15-2013 01:20 PM

That’s some damn good thinkin’ you did there!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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ratchet

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#6 posted 10-15-2013 02:26 PM

Nice. Does the motor get nthe way at all???

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Anthony

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#7 posted 10-15-2013 02:32 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Ratchet I did have to carve out a small relief for the motor when it is at the extreme 45 Degree angle but it did not affect the strength of the support arm at all.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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Anthony

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#8 posted 10-15-2013 06:45 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments.

:-)

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#9 posted 10-16-2013 12:34 AM

What’s the purpose of the CGI??

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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Anthony

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#10 posted 10-16-2013 01:57 AM

Bogeyguy, all of my projects are designed on the computer using Sketchup, I posted the concept as a compaison the finished project.

Thanks for your interest.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#11 posted 10-16-2013 05:13 PM

Nice work, Should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 10-17-2013 04:23 AM

The cast iron TS top has holes along both sides to which I am going to attach some Tslot aluminum extrusions to add a drop down out feed table, similar to what you have done. Mine has to be a drop down to clear my garage door.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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ohwoodeye

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#13 posted 10-17-2013 12:48 PM

Usually the legs aren’t on for support of the table top but to prevent tipping of the entire saw…...say when you have just cut through a full sheet of MDF and all the weight is past center of the table saw itself wanting to roll the saw over forward. It may be fine but I am concerned and would test it with some heavy pieces or just by pushing down with a lot of weight.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Anthony

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#14 posted 10-18-2013 02:11 AM

Thanks for the insight ohwoodeye. I just checked it out and it held firm. The weight of the saw table keeps it pretty stable but I do see your point. I have a collapsible outfeed support that can assist this table if I every cut a really heavy or long piece.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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Andrew Pritchard

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#15 posted 11-25-2013 03:06 AM

Your saw looks very much like my Ridgid TS 3650, which has a blade guard that bolts on the back. My mounting bracket looks a lot like the one in the 4th picture.

What do you do when you need to use your blade guard? Do you have an after market riving knife or do you just not use a guard?

I’m planning a similar outfeed table, and I don’t feel comfortable losing my blade guard. I have a feeling I’m going to have to cut a square slot at the back which I can fit around the blade guard. It probably won’t need to be a huge slot because of the way the guard swings.

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