Table Saw outfeed and router tables

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 09-01-2009 02:34 AM 21303 views 29 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, this one actually took a couple hours to make!

I got the idea from a current issue of “Table Saw fixtures and Jigs”, on newstands now.

I’ve been looking for an idea for a table saw extension that doesn’t take up a lot of room. This does the trick! This idea gives an extra 2’ x 4’ of space and folds in half. I still have to add a leg, for now, I’m just using my roller extension as the support.

Made of 3/4” birch plywood and some scrap poplar. Total cost was about $16 for the sheet of plywood and hinges.

I bolted 2 pieces of 2” x 2” x 18”walnut to the sides of my contractors saw, then made the table extension.

Finished with paste wax

Works and looks great.

The router table extension (made last year) is a piece of bowling alley plywood. Note the switch on the right hand side. I plug my router into this instead of reaching under the table to turn the router on and off.

Note the rubber floor pads. These are the best things I placed in my shop in the past few years!

August 31st, 2009

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 09-01-2009 02:37 AM

Hi Bob,

Looks good.


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#2 posted 09-01-2009 02:57 AM

Nice job Bob.

What is the distance from the trailing end of the saw blade and the back end of your outfeed table? 30-36”?

I like your idea of using UHMW to line your router fence (I must remember this one).

Aren’t those switches great? They are perfect for a router table. I used one of these on a router table and I love it. No more fussing under the table to find the switch on the router’s body, and they are cheap and easy to find.

PS: The chips must “roll” off easily on the router table !!! (nice too)



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#3 posted 09-01-2009 03:32 AM

Bob, another great space saver. Thanks for sharing.

-- John @

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#4 posted 09-01-2009 03:36 AM

very nice station. looks very efficient

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#6 posted 09-01-2009 01:14 PM

Nice addition to your saw. Looks great too!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#7 posted 09-01-2009 02:19 PM

Nice looking tables but I have a question.

I also have a Ridgid 3650 and built an outfeed table similar to yours. I bolted the outfeed table supports to the side of the cabinet similar to yours. When I did this, I could not tilt the blade to 45 degrees because the motor would tilt up and hit the outfeed support. I re-engineered and moved my supports to the side of the extension tables to solve my problem.

My question is: When you tilt the saw to 45 degrees do you hit the outfeed table supports?

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#8 posted 09-01-2009 02:28 PM

I like the way you mounted it!! Now I have inspiration!! Thanks Bob!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 09-01-2009 02:33 PM

Nice extension.I also built mine similar to yours but had to butcher it up a little for splitter and blade guard to work.I take it you don’t use your guard anymore.

-- Bill in Mich

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#10 posted 09-01-2009 02:53 PM

I have the same saw Bob and IMHO this is perfect. Already added to my favorites. Anymore details, pics or plans would be great.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 09-01-2009 03:50 PM

Hi Bob,

Always enjoy seeing and appreciate your projects even though I don’t always have the time to comment. Keep up the great work and Thanks.

Have a great day,


-- Bob Lance, DE

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#12 posted 09-02-2009 04:05 AM

Functional and good looking, nice.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#13 posted 09-02-2009 04:13 AM

Hi Bob,

I am a first time poster here. I am really interested in your outfeed set up. I have a Ridgid R4511 granite top. (just had the recall arbor but in today) I need to figure out an outfeed table for mine and this is of interest, plus I have limited space so your set up is great.

Did you bolt just to the cabinet for the support or am I missing something?

Love that router table idea, I was just sitting down to figure that out, saved me a ton of time.

Might have to get back to you this weekend with more questions.

Jeff in Fargo, ND

-- Jeff, Fargo, ND

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#14 posted 09-03-2009 10:19 PM

Hey Bob- I like the router table in the saw wing. I might just go get one ;-)

-- Steven

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#15 posted 09-05-2009 03:14 PM

I really like this design. I think I’ll do that for my TS-3650.

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