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Forum topic by spaids posted 05-23-2011 06:51 PM 5441 views 2 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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spaids

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05-23-2011 06:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I have a garage shop that I have to share with the cars. All my tools need to be mobile and I wanted an outfeed table that was part of my mobile table saw. This isn’t totally finished as it needs a hinged extension but even the extra few inches that it is right now is incredibly helpful and the safety factor has risen tremendously because of it.

I’ve tried to show how I mounted it. I figure if anyone is interested in this, how I attached it is the only real point of interest. The obvious parts: two layers of 3/4 play banded with some oak prefinished hardwood flooring scraps. The hardware is all big box store parts. T nuts bolts, angle iron, and a steel plate. Where ever I drilled a hole in my saw, cast iron or otherwise, I went ahead and tapped the hole. Why you ask? I don’t know. I my mind it makes the assembly that much more solid. Its only about 14 inches or so added to the table but its a huge impact when finishing a cut and I don’t have to worry about dropping the work piece.
I need to make a hinged extension to give room for a pieces a bit longer but I haven’t decided how I’m gong to support that piece yet. Its important to me that everything is supported directly from the saw and not touching the ground. Like I said all my tools are mobile and the saw it very easy to move around, if I set up shop for an afternoon and realize that my saw needs to be move a couple inches I don’t want to have to deal with outfeed table adjustments also.

PS I just noticed that you can see my changes to the dust collection on the saw also. Having to reach in under the table to attached the shop vac hose was a pain. So I spray glued a short section of shop vac hose into the dust shroud that surrounds the blade and ran that to a fitting that sticks out the side. It is so much easier to access now.
Sorry about the crappy pics. the camera batteries were dead so this was with a cell phone.

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William

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 04:48 AM

Thanks for posting this. I may have to add something like this eventually to my 3650. Currently I’m just using roller stands for the outfeed.

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Cato

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#2 posted 05-24-2011 01:00 PM

Looks good. Important to have support like that.

Lucky enough that we don’t use the garage for the cars so that I have a 5’ work table to catch my work exiting the saw.

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Howie

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#3 posted 05-24-2011 01:32 PM

Very innovative. I especially like the d/c connection. I love my 3650 but the d/c stinks.
I like the idea on the extension and will explore that further if I can make it easily removable.

Good job!

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