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Forum topic by drfixit posted 02-12-2012 02:38 AM 4147 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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drfixit

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02-12-2012 02:38 AM

Finally got around to building my table saw an outfeed table and another improvement that I have been wanting to do. I started at this point…

Table saw at the begining

I had some 1/4” steel plate cut to fill the openings in my table saw wings. I am bad about dropping thing though them. I know they were made open to save weight, but my saw is not moving any time soon. This also gave me a place to weld a few bolt studs to so I could bolt on some 3”x5” angle iron that I had laying around. I am using them to support the outfeed table.
Wings filled and iron supports on.

I then glued 3 layers of 1/2” plywood together to make the table top. While I was welding I added 4 nuts to the angle iron with a hole drilled through. I can run bolts through these to adjust the top so that it sits level with the table saw top.
Top glued together

I added some flat steel to the bottom of the outfeed table where the bolts for leveling will sit, so they dont dig into the wood.
I still have to cover the top with some formica and rout a few dados for the miter gauge slots.
Completed from the front

Completed from the back Top

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!


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#1 posted 02-20-2012 03:56 AM

Nice job! Looks like you have a great set up there. That extension table will really give you lots of support for the saw and the router table.

It looks like you are going to run your miter gage slots clear across the extension table. That is the way it should be done—I made blind slots on one saw and always regretted it. Cleaning them was always a pain. My present saw has the slots all the way across.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 03:59 AM

Thumbs up! Is your saw a Craftsman or a Ridgid?

BTW, the router table is nice!

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 11:08 AM

Nice set-up there. I like the way you closed up the wings, seems it would be more user friendly that way.

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

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#4 posted 02-20-2012 02:46 PM

Thanks guys. Its a Ridgid that I bought new back in 2000. I have finished the extention table and will add a pic tonight when I get home. I did run the miter slots all the way through, and covered the top with some white formica. I did the router table a few years ago. It is 2 layers of MDF and a peice of 1/4” aluminum. Thought about doing the extention table in aluminum too… til I saw the price…

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#5 posted 02-22-2012 02:03 AM

Ok, here is the final photo with the formica applied.

Finished

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 02:12 AM

That’s going to make a huge difference .Good job.

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#7 posted 02-22-2012 02:33 AM

Looks great, and more importantly, looks super functional.

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 02:44 AM

Great job, Looks wonderful and very user friendly

-- Norman

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#9 posted 02-23-2012 03:38 AM

Very nice…...

I have the same saw with a Craftsmen nameplate.

I closed my wings in by cementing laminate to the metal and drilling the mounting holes oversize to allow matching the new height.

Did you shift your fence rails to the right?

Did you mount the router table to the fence rails?

Love the way you havevyour DC plumbed under the slab.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#10 posted 02-23-2012 04:00 AM

Nice job, I did the same with running the miter slots straight through. My out feed table is huge since it doubles as a assembly table. You will appreciate it much more when your cutting a 4×8 sheet, when I made my 8’ in wall oven cabinet it was nicer using the tables saw then the circular saw. The only problem is my shop gets messy quick, (that’s entirely my fault), and I start to pile things up on the out feed table. I told my wife gremlins come in when we’re asleep and take all my tools out and put them on the table. She gave me her usual response, “your an idiot! I’m going back in the house.” LOL :)
You can see some of it by looking at my workshop, it’s a bit messy but it’s not me! It’s the gremlins!

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#11 posted 02-23-2012 05:00 AM

Gremlins…. okay, I wondered. I got them too. They are actually not too bad this time of year, when I am out there almost every day. But over the summer, when I stop shop work- they take over.

I’ve been following the threads about blade guards and riving knives. I was feeling bad for a day or so about not using my guard. Then, I started to remember that I did use it some, before I had a nice outfeed table. But I made the decision, after a bit of thought, that an outfeed table that was always in place was a better safety item than a blade guard that I had to stop and remove frequently.

The “pro-guard” guys don’t talk about that- an outfeed table as a safety item in place of a guard. Different issues, I understand. That outfeed doesn’t stop kickback a bit. But then, I no longer have to walk around the saw after every cut to pick up my work piece. Or- I no longer have to try to grab the wood as it leaves the blade, to keep it off the floor.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#12 posted 02-23-2012 05:46 AM

Gremlins ! Them little ^%#$**(^&%#$^ there all over the place. I hate the bastards. Drfixit nice out feed table. Now your saws becoming very versatile

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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drfixit

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#13 posted 02-24-2012 12:20 AM

For SSNVET – The rails that came with my fence extended pass the table top- it had a spreader bar that I removed to insert the router table.

Original TS3612


Original TS3612


I used the t-slots that the rails had (they are used for mounting the rails to the saw) to mount some metal L brackets. Then used a bolt with a double nut, so that I could adjust the height of the router table.



Router Table Mounts


Router Table Mounts

Router Table Mounts

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#14 posted 02-24-2012 02:47 AM

Thanks for the extra pics….

Very simple and effective

I’ll just “fetch me an ink pen” and sketch me up some notes :^)

Any logic why you mounted it on the right and not the left hand side?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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drfixit

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#15 posted 02-24-2012 04:18 AM

I mounted it there, because the rails stuck out there… mostly, and because of the layout of my shop. If you need further pics or what ever just let me know.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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