Outfeed table for Craftsman 113. TS

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by oldretiredjim posted 09-03-2012 11:59 PM 13004 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I had posted this but looking at my blog entries I see I have not. So here goes.
First issue is the fact that my Table Saw is on a mobile base. And because I am old I wanted something light and easy to set up and take down. Every nite.

this pic is the saw in a resting place.

The first thing I had to do was hang a bracket on the end of the saw. With a slot for the miter gauge.
I made it the width of the back side of the T2 I had previously installed. This bracket extended over the motor. Just. Allowing me to shove the TS against the wall at nite.

I fabricated the out feed stand out of red fir I had lying around. It is light, strong, and somewhat easy to work with. The legs are rounded and slightly longer than the surface of the table is tall allowing me to adjust it for irregularities in the floor.

It is hinged on a 3/4” dowel with dowel pegs.

It is attached to the bracket with dowel pegs.

The diagonal braces for the bracket are 3/4” junk ply I had lying around. This is a very low tech fixture.

I just place a piece of 3/4” paintable birch ply on the top and pieces slide really well. Since I am never working with more than 8’ stock it works for me. I can add a roller stand if I have to. This gives me the flexibility for a really quick setup and take down and is sturdy enough to handle anything I do.

The really nice thing about the whole operation is the ability to work outside when the weather is nice. And here in Utah that is 9 months of the year. Really keeps the dust in the garage under control.

2 comments so far

View moerdogg's profile


15 posts in 2797 days

#1 posted 09-14-2013 02:48 PM

Love the folding design! I like the sturdy base you have for the TS too. I have a cheap stamped-steel base and it is almost as much trouble as it’s worth.

-- A poor workman blames his tools

View oldretiredjim's profile


206 posts in 3467 days

#2 posted 09-15-2013 02:56 PM

I got rid of the original base for this. I needed the saw a particular height and as I shrink the saw needed to be shorter. For the heavy stuff I use 5” casters from Lowes. They are very reliable and roll over irregular surfaces. I use straight grained fir for a lot of stuff because of the strength. And the fir is light weight and my saws love it. By the way, grew up in Scituate.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics