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#1 posted 07-06-2017 03:45 PM

I’m in favor of dedicated outfeed support and separate assembly table. I like an assembly / power tool surface to be about 38-39” high. I think a 48×56” size works pretty well.

The outfeed support can be even smaller, and still catch full sheets of plywood safely. Some of it depends on the size of your saw of course. Or you could make the outfeed table pretty compact, which would work for boards up to 6’ long, and add an outfeed roller for full sheets of ply.

I just know a 4×8 table would not work in my shop. If I needed that much work surface, I would rather have two rolling carts than one big one.

Good luck on the new layout. Go with mobile bases and double-lock casters on everything, that way if you change your mind, it’s easy to fix.

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