Out Feed Table For My New Unisaw

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Project by Brad_Nailor posted 12-09-2009 05:10 AM 7709 views 12 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok… it is finished for now. It went together perfectly, and came out real nice. I am impressed with this design..I had my doubts as to how sturdy it would be… but all those are out the window….this thing is going to make a great assembly table as well. Its rock solid and rolls beautifully on the casters. I just wish my garage floor was a little flatter. I had to cut a couple notches in the bottom of the sub top so I could slide it right up to the angle iron on the back of my saw. I am hitting the washer a little still, but I might just leave it..thats close enough..

I like how it fit…after a little adjusting I was able to get it level across the back of the saw and adjusted so it was about 1/16” below the saw top.

I think that is close enough. I finally got to cut the pieces of 1 1/2” thick laminated birch counter tops my boss gave me. I have been dying to cut these to test my saws power. Well, the saw cut right through them like they were paper..barely had to push on it at all…no burning or saw marks on the keeper and drop off pieces! The out feed table worked perfectly..I didn’t even notice the 1/16” difference between the tops as I was pushing the slabs through. It’s so nice to have some cutting power! I have to do a couple cutting boards for presents and now I can cut some thick stuff on my OWN saw!

I want to put a finish on it, but I don’t want it to be a big deal. I want to just slap something on it and be sanding or re coats. I was thinking a quick coat of varnish or shellac?

I love this out feed table. It is actually bigger than my saw…its nice but a little large for my small shop. I want to make another one..smaller and thinner…to use as a side table on the saw and another assembly table. If anyone wants to read my blog about designing and building this table, and download a free copy of my Sketchup model you can do it here


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#1 posted 12-09-2009 05:16 AM

i hear ya once i got my delta i was cutting everything i wish i could make an outfeed table like yours but my shop is way to small but it looks sweet thoughyou can never have enough table top space. good work!

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#2 posted 12-09-2009 05:18 AM

Nice job, but you may want to puts some dados in it for the miter fence’s miter bar. Outfeed tables make a big difference in how you work.

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#3 posted 12-09-2009 05:18 AM

Nice job. Looks like it will save your back and last a long time.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 12-09-2009 05:20 AM

Very nicely done!
Would you want to add the miter slot channels for your future sled? Ooop!, WhittleMeThis was ahead of me..!

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#5 posted 12-09-2009 05:23 AM

Really, really nice. I’m gonna’ read your blog and download the plans! :)

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#6 posted 12-09-2009 05:36 AM

Looks close to a design Norm had Looks great.


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#7 posted 12-09-2009 05:42 AM

Great looking out-feed table! Do you plan on slotting the table for miter slot extensions?

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#8 posted 12-09-2009 08:00 AM

very nice!

<glares jealously and waits for you to turn your back so he can snatch your unisaw>


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#9 posted 12-09-2009 10:47 AM

The first thing I thought was “where’s the dados in it for the miter fence‚Äôs miter bar?”, but I see that already been mentioned a few times.

Looks great. Lots of nice storage under it also.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 12-09-2009 11:52 AM

that is so simple and brilliant if you dont mind i am going to take you up on the offer plans (I have saved it to my favourites)

this is the next thing i need to make for my new saw after i have finished the cross cutting sled i am making



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#11 posted 12-09-2009 02:41 PM

David, this is a nice addition to your shop. I like the fact that it is mobile and can be used for an assembly table as well as providing storage underneath.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#12 posted 12-09-2009 03:35 PM

Thanks for all the comments! I haven’t decided if I am going to put any miter slot grooves in the table…I don’t really use the miter bar much….I guess I will cross that miter slot when I come to it! This design I think started with Norm…but I didn’t see it till a Lumberjock built one..then I watched the Wood Whisperers video and just worked my design from all those influences…..So it certainly isn’t my idea…..just my spin on an existing design!


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#13 posted 12-09-2009 03:53 PM

Nice outfeed table

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#14 posted 12-09-2009 10:49 PM

Nice table. (you wouldn’t e doing this just to show off your new saw would you brad?)

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#15 posted 12-10-2009 03:25 AM

Nice outfeed table.

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