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01-23-2014 12:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw downdraft outfeed table grizzly g7209

I recently came across a deal on a Grizzly G7209 Table Saw that I couldnt pass up. It is a huge improvment over the old Craftsman Contractor saw that I had. Even with its 38”x48” table top, it definately needs an outfeed table.

The outfeed table needs to fold down for space savings when not in use. I am considering using peg board for the top and make it a dual purpose outfeed table/downdraft table. I am thinking of making it 29” deep and 72” wide, with two shallow (4” deep) hopper type bases, each 29”x36”. this would allow me to keep the hopper depth shallow and provide flexibility on the size needed when sanding. I created a sketch of what I was thinking and attached it.

I worry about vibration from sanding, while not overly harsh, rattling the table saw apart over time. Am I being overly concerned? After many years I finally have what I feel is a nice saw, I dont want to mess it up in anyway. LOL

I look forward to hearing back from your experence/expertise.


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#1 posted 01-24-2014 05:16 AM

I usually put an anti slip mat on my table saw and do my sanding.
I have not notice any problem.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 03:54 AM

Well I decided to follow the KISS rule and simplified the construction to a single V bottom and cut a hole in each end to connect the vaccum hoses. Simple yet effective.

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#3 posted 02-25-2014 03:59 AM

Nice build, It will be interesting to see how the peg board holds up.

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 04:05 AM

Thanks.

I wonder about that myself. The top is easy to replace though. When it come time to replace it, I will likely use something different and drill larger holes to allow move volume to be drawn down.

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#5 posted 02-25-2014 04:13 AM

Depending on how much cfm your dc pulls I’m not sure bigger holes will be benificial at each end of the table they are connected to. larger holes means less air flow at the center. Then again I’m pretty new to a real 2hp DC/cyclone and getting the proper cfm out of it.

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#6 posted 02-25-2014 04:21 AM

That is why I started with the peg board. I figured I can always go with bigger holes. As it is, the DC can could draw more if the holes were bigger. The bag doesn’t get as hard as it usually does.

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