Folding out feed table for my Rigid 4512

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Project by brianb6603 posted 04-05-2014 04:55 AM 3965 views 11 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was able to finally get a new table saw this spring, a Rigid r4512 and am very pleased. I installed my Biesemeyer fence instead of the factory one it came with. This gave me a nice steel angle that I could use to hang a folding out feed table on.

It is the Rockler plan (link), I just adjusted the dimensions to fit the wood I had. The table is a laminate of ¾” light ply (a very light colored thin ply plywood from Australia) and a ½” and ¼” MDF. The top is a solid 1/16” plastic that is a utility laminate (and is very slick). Most of the other wood is tight grain Douglas Fir cut out of reject grade 5/4” T&G flooring from our local bargain wood outlet and the support arm sliding dovetail is made of ¾” Baltic Birch with Fir banding. The bottom stop bracket is 1×2 x ?” aluminum. I spent $3.00 on wood, everything else I had as scrap.

My shop is very small so having a folding table is a requirement and this works great. Next table saw upgrade is a Bench Dog cast iron router table.

Thanks for looking.

-- Brian Brown, Eugene, OR

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#1 posted 04-05-2014 10:35 AM

Nice out feed table… very much a must have item for a table saw…Well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 04-05-2014 02:28 PM

Very nice

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#3 posted 04-05-2014 08:11 PM

Im sure this will come in handy. Great job

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#4 posted 04-06-2014 11:50 PM

Nice. I have a R4512 too, and my outfeed table isn’t nearly as elegant a solution as yours. When I get around to building a new one, I’ll have to take inspiration from this.

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