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Outfeed Table - Bridging the Gap

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Project by NickyP posted 01-13-2014 12:57 AM 2022 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been using my workbench as my outfeed table but wanted to build a standard attached outfeed table to the saw but have been reluctant to do so as it takes up a good amount of space. If you venture into my http://lumberjocks.com/NickyP/workshop you will see I’m all about squeezing every bit of space from all my endeavors. It dawned on me that a removable table that could “bridge the gap” between the saw & workbench might work well so this is what I came up with.

The outfeed table connects to the table saw with two t-bolts and then rests on two folding/locking shelf brackets on the workbench that fold nicely out of the way & the outfeed table slides under the workbench when not in use. Used a 16” X 48” piece of black melamine shelf plus the brackets – all for under $50.

-- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."





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Alan72

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 05:57 AM

Nick, I like the fact that you mounted the outfeed table to your work bench. I looked at the pictures of you shop I can’t believe how clean and clutter free it looks. I’am getting depressed just looking at it, my shop looks like a twister hit it! How is the router table extenion working out on your saw, did it you have any issues mounting it.

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NickyP

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 09:46 AM

The router table extension is working out great. And based on space layout when my shop is in “work mode” (as apposed to “storage mode”) I like having the router table to the left of the saw blade, allowing the work to be fed towards the center of the shop. The one big issue I had that posed a problem with mounting the router table was how to remount the on/off switch for the sawstop table saw. It took allot of head-scratching but I finally figured something out (too hard to explain) and got it mounted securely.

-- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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smitdog

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 04:45 PM

Nice solution, I like the fold down brackets on the bench. It would be nice if you could leave it attached to the bench and just swing down when not in use. But you’d have to engineer a way to get it around the back rail to allow it to swing down, maybe an extra hinge in the middle? That might get in the way too much when working around that end though. Looks nice!

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SirFatty

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#4 posted 01-13-2014 05:03 PM

Great idea. I too have a garage shop that’s packed to the gills. I like yours, very clean.

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BentheViking

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#5 posted 01-14-2014 12:13 AM

What is the need for the secondary outfeed table? Couldn’t you roll the saw over to the table or does the table sit at a different height than the top of the saw?

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

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NickyP

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#6 posted 01-14-2014 09:22 PM

BentheViking wrote:
”What is the need for the secondary outfeed table? Couldn’t you roll the saw over to the table or does the table sit at a different height than the top of the saw?”

Good question Ben . . . there are a few reasons . . . main reason is yes I could get the workbench about 8” from the saw top and 90 degree cuts work fine but the motor will not clear & it hits the bottom of the workbench on angle cuts. This leads to the other reasons – safety & stability – there is now zero danger of the wood not being fully supported throughout the cut.

-- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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