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Steve Peterson

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#1 posted 09-17-2012 06:30 PM

My workshop is around 13’ by 22’. I have a PM66 table saw with long rails. I built a 4’ by 7’ outfeed table that doubles as the primary work surface. This creates a work area of around 7’ by 7’ if you lower the blade, remove the splitter, and move the fence.

It also serves as an outfeed table for my jointer and planer. The jointer is opposite from the saw blade and it is difficult to line everything up so there are no catches. I want the outfeed table to be about 1/32” below the table saw, but then long boards catch when using the jointer. I usually add or remove a small shim to raise or lower either side as needed.

I like the large size, but sometimes wish I had gone slightly smaller. 3’ by 7’ would be a good size.

-- Steve

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