My auto-locking lift mechanism on my outfeed table and wall mounted panel saw

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Blog entry by tedth66 posted 03-18-2012 12:08 AM 11239 reads 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A handful of people have asked me about building a similar outfeed table like mine and wondered how I supported the table/panel saw. Instead of trying to describe the mechanism, I thought I’d post a short video of my design (in action), that I used on my Outfeed Table and now on my Wall Mounted Panel Saw.

Here's my Outfeed Table

Here's my Wall Mounted Panel Saw

To operate, I simply lift the table/panel to lock it into place and when I want to fold it down, I lift slightly on the table/panel and push up on the folding leg and it collapses. I hope the video along with the pics below allow you to design your own.

Click on Image to view my mechanism at work

thanks for viewing

-- Ted

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 12:59 AM

I recently saw your original post. I am impressed with the apparent simplicity of your design. I have a new to me, 70’s era C’man contractors saw that is in need of a stowable outfeed table. Your design WILL BE incorporated into my build. I will, of course give credit where credit is due.

Thank you, for taking the effort to video & post this and for the original posting as well.

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

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#2 posted 03-18-2012 02:33 AM

Way to go Ted. I also remember checking out your earlier post on this outfeed table. What a nice design.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 10:04 PM

Thanks barecycles and DIYaholic.

@DIY – Let me know if I can help in your design. Finding mounting locations on the saw is the most difficult part of the outfeed table.

-- Ted

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