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Tablesaw Outfeed Table

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Project by TheQueTip posted 05-10-2019 02:56 AM 1354 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Outfeed Table for my SawStop tablesaw. It is based on a plan that I found in a February 2009 edition of Woodworkers Journal. Needless to say it was not designed for a SawStop saw, but fit very nicely on the saw with a few alterations.

The outfeed table is designed to fold down in front of the saw when not in use. The core is made from a couple sandwiched pieces of .75” MDF, and topped with a single color (white) laminate. The collaspe of the table is accomplished from the extension piece sliding into the base of the ‘leg’. It is secured in the base using a single bolt latch.

The outfeed table dimensions are 44” x 28.25”.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.





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REL

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#1 posted 05-10-2019 03:11 AM

beautiful!! I built something similar for my industrial sawstop except mine has two folding floor length legs.

-- REL, North Jersey

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#2 posted 05-10-2019 11:14 AM

I’ll have to look up the plans. My current foldable outfeed table isn’t especially sturdy and this one looks like it would be a big improvement.

Nice looking shop in the background. Is it a one car garage size?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 05-11-2019 09:40 PM

Nice work as usual Chris!

-- Jeff Coulam, Lakeway Texas

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TheQueTip

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#4 posted 05-12-2019 12:22 AM

Thanks for all the comments and feedback.

Earl, it is a converted garage, but it used to be a RV garage (Previous owner) I added a lower ceiling for the shop and am using the upstairs area as a ‘large’ storage area.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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#5 posted 05-12-2019 01:16 AM

Hey T’Q’T’, Love what you have presented… however, I’m a 70 yo that tries to remember today yet alone yesterday… and unfortunately I have got lost/confused after galery picture #3… Without being rude(er) any chance of a narrative of what those hardware do and how it fit together. It looks bleeding interesting but I can only extrapolate my imagination and a lot of people will attest to that not being a good idea and will lead me into more obtuse statements.

I envy all you proud owners of a saw stop. I saw… and stpped!... my member of parliament is not a woodie and has no sympathy.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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TheQueTip

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#6 posted 05-12-2019 02:28 AM

LBD, While I believe it is completly obvious what pictures 4 and 5 represent, I might not be the best judge of how meaningful they are since I built it. If I was a reviewer of this project, I would probably wonder what those last two are trying to tell me…....

In summary, picture 4 is the leg ‘collasped’ so the table can be folded down (i.e., as represented in picture 2) In this state the extension is not being used.. In picture 5, the leg is fully extended (via a bolt latch) which allows the leg to be leveraged against the wooden brace right above the SS dust port. Picture 3 shows the leg extended (again, leveraged against the wooden brace.) I will add one additional p another photo to clarify the operation.

I am sure it is as clear as mud now….:-)

Thanks for the feedback.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 05-12-2019 09:25 PM

Sorry T’Q’T’, it may have been my bad at not seeing the obvious… however, it was my “unsubtle” way to encourage you to show more picture and tell us more of your build.

As you said, it may be obvious to you but to others that may be interested, too much detail is a never enough. For those that don’t want to go that far and get technical… well phooey (I’m keeping it clean) to them!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 05-12-2019 09:44 PM

Added to favorites

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TheQueTip

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#9 posted 05-13-2019 01:19 AM

LBD,

I am ok with ‘unsubtle’.... No issues with the direct approach. I added another pic that might help with clarification

There is a latch bolt that locks the top half of the leg into the bottom half of the leg when you want it extended. When you want to colaspe the leg so the table can be folded down in front of the table saw, simply unlatch the bolt and lock it into the other latch bolt hole located next to the hinge at the top of the leg. After it is colasped, the whole leg assembly can be locked against the bottom of the outfeed table via ‘another latch bolt’ so the table can be lowered. I circled the latch bolt locations that illustrate what I described.

I hope this helps :-)

Chris

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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#10 posted 05-13-2019 01:39 AM

Very nice work.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 05-13-2019 11:19 AM



... I am ok with unsubtle …. No issues with the direct approach. I added another pic that might help with clarification
- TheQueTip

Thanks buddy, it all makes sense now… probably more concentration may have avoided confusion… Hell, I just turned 70 so I may have a minor excuse… waiting for my b’day prezzie….

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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TheQueTip

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#12 posted 05-14-2019 03:14 PM

No problem LBD. After I rewrote it, even I understood how it works :-)

Regarding age, 70 is just a number. When we think and act young, our spirits behave accordingly…

I think your spirit is in it’s mid 40’s…...... You will be fine for awhile.

Take care
Chris

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 05-14-2019 10:18 PM



.... our spirits behave accordingly…
...I think your spirit is in it s mid 40 s….
- TheQueTip

I really appreciate your encouragement “Q’ (007 eat your heart out)... hell even the cops avoid my place… Unfortunately my spirit has evaporated and I can only afford cheap vino… Now you know the secret to my innundane comment(s)...

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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