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Forum topic by seriousturtle posted 04-13-2009 03:39 PM 1078 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2009 03:39 PM

I’ve been a lurker to this site for some time, but I’ve signed up with a question. My outfeed table for my TS doubles as an assembly table. It sits about 1/4” below TS top and has routed grooves for the runners of my jigs. Believe it or not, I’ve never cut anything at a 45i on my TS until the other day, and I noticed that the motor hits the underside of the table. I can get about 30i and then no more. Any ideas of what I can do? My outfeed table is an 8’ solid core door. Thanks for any suggestions.

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#1 posted 04-13-2009 04:31 PM

Which TS do you have. A TS should tilt 45. Has the motor been replaced? If so, it could be to big.

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#2 posted 04-13-2009 04:37 PM

Hey SeriousTurtle, I had the exact same problem you do. I ended up nothching out my outfeed table to accomodate the swing of the motor. I can send you pictures later, unfrtunately I am at work right now (Obviously not getting too much work done!). It eneded up being a notch approximately 6 – 8 inches long and about 6 inches wide. This isn’t a Rigid tablesaw is it? Hope this helps.

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#3 posted 04-13-2009 05:35 PM

The TS I have is DELTA 36-977. Nothing new added to the saw. Turkva, When you notched out, did you lose the runner grooves if you had any?

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#4 posted 04-13-2009 06:50 PM

I had the same problem with the outfeed table on my Craftsman saw and had to remove it each time I did a bevel cut. The other option would be as Turkva described but I opted just to remove mine since I thought it would weaken the table.

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#5 posted 04-13-2009 06:56 PM

The top of my out feed table is two pieces of 3/4 MDF with a piece of 1/4 inch hardboard on top, no worries about losing strength there.

SeriousTurtle, I do have two grooves routed into the top to extend the miter tracks, the cutout lies between the grooves, and on one, it actually took the edge of the groove off. Not a big deal, the grooves were over sized just in case I moved the saw to one side or the other by accident. That way it is really easy to line back up. My out feed table is not directly connected to the saw, it is actually a large bench I built that is just the right height.

I hope this helps.

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#6 posted 04-13-2009 07:01 PM

Seriousturtle, I found a picture that you can see the cutout in. I lied, the cutout was not between the groove, but the the left of the left groove. I did cut the notch right up to that groove however.

You can just make out the the cutout in this picture.
Outfeed Table

I can send better pictures if that will help.

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#7 posted 04-13-2009 07:22 PM

I have the older version of your saw with a Delta 50-390 outfeed hardware kit for it. I used 3/4” MDF for the top and framed it with another layer of 3/4” MDF notched for the motor. Adjust the motor on the mount all the way up or however much you can without interfearing with anything else. If that still isn’t enough, a longer V-belt would help, the a Fenner Drives link V- belt makes fine tuneing the length easy, and it’s a good belt.

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#8 posted 04-13-2009 07:39 PM

I have the older version of your saw with a Delta 50-390 outfeed hardware kit for it. I used 3/4” MDF for the top and framed it with another layer of 3/4” MDF notched for the motor. A longer V-belt might drop your motor some, and or adjust the motor on the mount, that may give you better clearance, but I wouldn’t drop it too far. If you have a Fenner Drives PowerTwist link V-belt you can easily fine tune the length.

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seriousturtle

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#9 posted 04-13-2009 07:56 PM

Thanks for the replies. My outfeed is also just an assembly table built to the proper height. I think I am going to either cut out a similar notch in the pic above, or cut all the way across the top, allowing it to be removed and dropped back on the frame. Great pics posted from everyone by the way.

~turtle

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#10 posted 04-13-2009 08:04 PM

I have the older version of the saw but made my own outfield table/brackets. After realizing that a 45 wouldn’t go all the way I got out my 4” grinder and kept notching it till it moved up and hit the 45 stop mark. It didn’t seem to affect the strength of the bracket.

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