Benchtop Saw + Shop Cart + 4 Strips = Outfeed Table

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Project by Bricofleur posted 08-17-2013 08:38 PM 4069 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I don’t want to undo a particular setup on my contractor table saw I temporarily turn to my benchtop table saw. I used to drop it on my workbench but I always felt the lack of the useful outfeed table I’m used to.
I came out with a simple solution that not only provides an efficient outfeed table but also lowers the saw to a more comfortable working height.

As shown, I screwed a support/locating block on each leg of my shop cart and I built a front protruding support to drop the benchtop saw on. Since I leveled the benchtop saw top even with the cart work surface, it’s now a pleasure to work with. The bored plywood base attached under the saw funnels the dust in a cardboard box.

Only four blocks and four 4” wide OSB strips were required for this upgrade.
Also note that I added some weight on the lower cart shelf at the opposite end to compensate for the saw weight.

Sooner or later I will add an upper block on either back sides so I won’t have to use C-clamps to secure the rig, as shown.

Thanks for looking.

All construction details and more photos from this page of my blog (look for the follow arrow at the bottom).



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 08-17-2013 08:44 PM

Pretty slick idea! I like it.

In your last picture, why not add a block above the extension and drill a hole through the extension and table leg for a slide-in bolt? You won’t have to worry about the clamps!

Well done.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 08:50 PM

Thanks Dave, This is a great idea. While at it I will bore a hole on each side of the prodruding support for 2 more bolts to lock the saw on once again to get rid of the front clamps. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#3 posted 08-18-2013 01:41 AM

Really nice cart for the table saw Serge…should make an excellent back-up. I like the way you incorporated the laminate, gives it a lot of eye appeal….Nice build

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 08-19-2013 09:10 AM

Always impresive from your side!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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