New Outfeed Table

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Project by Jeremy Greiner posted 03-16-2012 01:37 AM 6555 views 13 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s an outfeed table made for my sawstop contractor saw, it is similar to the one tedth66 made without the fold down aspect. Because my saw sits lower to the ground I didn’t think I’d get a long enough outfeed table by making the small portion and then the fold down portion so I extended it out. I may add the fold down portion in the future I don’t know we’ll see how well this works.

The table part is made of 3/4’’ MDF with 1/8’’ thick hardboard glued to the top. I picked hardboard because I like the dark brown and it’s already pretty smooth. Originally I wasn’t planning on varnishing it I was just going to coat it with some paste wax and call it a day and I know hardboard gets really slick with a coat or two of wax.

At some point I changed my mind about the varnishing it and coated the table section with a lot of coats of wipe on poly (I lost count) until I built up a nice film. Then I applied 2 coats of paste wax and buffed it to a nice reflection.

The table sits on top of 3/4’’ cleats that hold it in position. I used double sided table and some cut off piece to get the scrap aligned even with the top edge. This worked out great when I put the MDF/Hardboard top in it sat flush with the edges. After varnishing though it must have warped a little because it no longer sits flush. I’m going to give it some time to settle down if it becomes a problem I may screw it down with the cleats.

The sides are maple, and held in with 3/8’’ bolts that are screwed directly into the saw’s cast iron top on the left side. On the right I created some small plywood that screw into the side table and allowed me to bolt the right side into those to hold it up.

I’m very happy with how it turned out it was something I wanted to do right away because I hated not having an out feed table it just feels so much safer than used those roller stands.


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#1 posted 03-16-2012 02:02 AM

Nice job, and well worth it. Taking the miter slots all the way to the end was smart I did the same thing with mine.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 02:51 AM

Sweet job Jeremy!
It looks like it came from the factory that way.
That will make that already nice saw even better!

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 03:48 AM

Nice job on thew outfeed table. I built a fold down outfeed table and never folded it down, in fact I gave up and recently built 2 legs for it so it can’t fold down, but now can support more weight. I don’t think you’ll miss the fold down aspect at all.

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#4 posted 03-16-2012 03:51 AM

You did a great job on this out feed table Jeremy .
The complaint you have on the warpage I hope is not due to finishing the top on one side only , always finish both sides the same to try to keep things in balance for moisture penetration .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 04:32 AM

It shouldn’t be I finished the bottom as well, though the bottom didn’t have hardboard laminated to it.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 07:48 AM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 11:38 AM

I have a Delta cabinet saw and bought a fold down outfeed table for it. It is pretty flimsy and isn’t really wide enough to support anything on the fence side of the table. A large solid outfeed table is on the short list of must-do projects in my shop.

I like the idea of varnishing harboard since it gives such a distinctive look. Did you consider using a sheet of melamine counter top before you went with the hardboard?

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

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#8 posted 03-16-2012 11:43 AM

You are correct. The outfeed feed table is safer than those rollers.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#9 posted 03-16-2012 12:48 PM

Very nice and clean!

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#10 posted 03-16-2012 01:38 PM

Nice outfeed table. These are well worth the effort and this one should serve you well.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#11 posted 03-16-2012 02:17 PM

Good looking outfeed support. I have yet to build one for my Craftsman tablesaw. I have to work out the details. I like the dark coloring of the varnished hardboard.
Nice job.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#12 posted 03-16-2012 03:18 PM

Nice work.

The angle bracket on the outfeed side of the saw appears to be the support for the rip fence – correct me if I am wrong. Does this outfeed table affect/impede your rip fence?


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Jeremy Greiner

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#13 posted 03-16-2012 03:22 PM

@ EarlS
The outfeed table I had for my previous table was melamine, and it worked fine. I just liked the look of the varnished hard board instead of the bright white melamine.

The bracket in the back isn’t used for the fence at all, it glides along a small piece of that super slick plastic stuff that’s on the bottom of the fence.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#14 posted 03-17-2012 03:18 AM

Whoda thunk hardboard could look so sexy? Nice work bro….seriously…

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#15 posted 03-17-2012 03:24 PM

I thought that polished hardboard was a waxed cast iron top!

-- Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, is of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. -- C.S. Lewis

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