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Posted on It's time. The need of a outfeed table has cometh. Fold down or assembly cabinet?

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#1 posted 10-12-2018 02:53 PM

I don’t have a photo handy, but for my 52” Unisaw I went with a fold down. Basically it is a full length by 30” or so deep piece of mdf attached to the saws rear rail with a long piano hinge. The depth is such that it is just above the floor when folded.
Angled support bars with adjustable stops to level the table are attached to the mobile base. I rarely ever flip it down except when moving the saw. The space underneath is occupied with a 6” DC hose, shop vac and dust deputy mini cyclone, and the usual boxes of cutoffs.

I can load up the extension with project weight and not have to worry much about tipping (it’s a great work/assembly area), but any wider and the saw could become tippy while ripping a long/heavy board (a center straight post resting on the ground would be a wise addition).

I did make my workbench mobile and when the wheels are folded under, it is the same height as the table saw, but I never have used it as an extension surface.

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