HTC 37" x 31" Folding Roller Outfeed Table for Table Saws - HOR-1038U

  • Advertise with us
Review by darthford posted 12-28-2013 07:01 AM 22588 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
HTC 37" x 31" Folding Roller Outfeed Table for Table Saws - HOR-1038U HTC 37" x 31" Folding Roller Outfeed Table for Table Saws - HOR-1038U No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

My 3 car garage is limited on space due to multiple machines and the tractor/lawn equipment eating up one whole bay so I decided to go with this fold down roller outfeed table on my new Grizzly 12” G0696X table saw. The concept works perfectly for me, its attached to the saw so its mobile, setup takes 5 seconds, love that. Lets take a picture tour and I’ll offer some additional comments.

Packing FAIL but thankfully no damage, you can see some of the rollers spilled out into the box.

This unit is stout I like that. Not overkill just right so its not too heavy and not too flimsy. Its going to be a compromise between rigidity, weight, foldability, and portability I knew that going in. Here’s the deal on assembly, its ALL about how much effort you want to put into installing and adjusting.

There is a certain amount of flex and spring back due to it being steel, the design, and weight. I made ample use of a bottle jack and blocks of wood lifting and preloading to spring back to level. I say level loosely you will never achieve perfection because the rollers are not exactly precision, I adjusted level to their high point.

I took extra time positioning the drilling template, loosened and re-tightened the top mounting bolts probably 5 times adjusting.

UPDATE 12/30/13 – Something worth noting, with the top mounting bolts snug but still loose enough that you can still adjust it up and down level with the top of the table saw there’s a gotcha, you can dial it in perfect but when you tighten the bolts it will pull the roller table low below the saw table height. So I had to fit the roller table slightly high, about 1/32 gap or less then tightening the bolts pulled this back to flush with the table saw top. With my Starrett 24” rule (this is an example of when the Starrett 24” rule earns its keep) mostly on the table saw top and extended over the first roller on the outfeed table (per the instructions) there was about a 1/32 gap between my rule and the table saw top at the rear. When I tightened up the top bolts on the outfeed roller table it pulled the roller table down flush with the top of my table saw top. It took a couple of attempts to get this right.

UPDATE 12/30/13 – As noted these rollers are not precision and you can’t pick through the pile of rollers looking for a good pair for the front two outside rollers because they are slightly shorter than the rest of the outside rollers (there’s a reason for this see the instructions). You MUST use those two particular rollers so you are stuck with whatever they give you. I’d guestimate the up/down wobble as .010 to .025. Since I don’t want to be smacking into a roller when ripping I adjusted to the high point on these three front rollers.

UPDATE 12/30/13 – In a later step when you are adjusting the outfeed end of the roller table level with the front of the roller table and the table saw you will notice a similar situation of having to under shoot or over shoot a bit to come back to level when the bolts are tightened. Same deal with the lower bracket that bolts to the table saw, they have you drill that last so make sure that bracket is up snug with the table saw cabinet so that when you tighten down the bolts it doesn’t pull everything else out of whack. Take it slow, put in the time if you have to re-adjust 2-3 times so be it this is a one time setup and you want to dial it in as well as you can. Now if you are ripping rough cut half warped wood well you can probably afford to spend less time on alignment. ;-)

The install was straight forward enough no problem there. It cleared everything on my saw except the fence brackets that hold the fence when not in use, that’s why they are angled in I’ll add some spacers later and be good to go there.

Plenty of clearance for the fence and mine is extra long, its longer than say a Powermatic PM2000 which as the same depth table.

Here’s a shot from the rear, you can see I just cleared the electrical box. There is a couple three inches of adjustment up/down for that bottom bracket. I vowed not to drill holes in my brand new table saw at the beginning of this project…then caved and went at it with my drill :-(

Here it is folded down, several inches of floor clearance and fairly compact I like it!

Here’s why I took off 1 full point. I wasn’t going to ding them for this since I tend to replace supplied fasteners with grade 8 (I have a habit of snapping the cheap factory bolts in half) but NO customer should ever receive a bolt this rusted out of the box what did they soak it in salt water wow! It wasn’t the only one either.

Overall I recommend this product just remember its a compromise its not going to be as rigid as a heavy steel cabinet with a cast iron top.

View darthford's profile


784 posts in 3257 days

10 comments so far

View Howie's profile


2656 posts in 4256 days

#1 posted 12-28-2013 12:11 PM

First congrats on your new saw and table. I’m sure you will enjoy it.

Question… far “up” the saw is the bottom knee brace bracket that attaches to the saw? My Generals dust discharge is on the back of the saw and I’m wondering if this will fit it.

-- Life is good.

View Ken90712's profile


18099 posts in 4521 days

#2 posted 12-28-2013 02:26 PM

Nice set up… Well done….

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

View fuzzface's profile


69 posts in 3203 days

#3 posted 12-28-2013 04:40 PM

I bought a new Grizzly table saw this summer, and had this outfeed table shipped at the same time. Like you, the box was pretty banged up, but the parts survived. Did not have any rusted hardware. Setting up was easier than I thought it would be, and once in place, I can’t imagine not having it. The difference in ripping long boards or cutting sheets of plywood is amazing. Congratulations on your purchase. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine.

-- I'm a LumberJock and I'm OK.............. I sleep all night and I work all day !!

View darthford's profile


784 posts in 3257 days

#4 posted 12-28-2013 06:41 PM

Thanks guys, fuzzface its good to hear its working well for you. Dilly here a picture is worth 1,000 words I mocked up a rear 4” dust port for you.

You can see here I have used the highest of the 3 mounting positions to clear my electrical box. The instructions say as a last resort you can flip the lower mount upside down to get another inch or so of clearance but I think there’s plenty of room already for a dust port.

View Howie's profile


2656 posts in 4256 days

#5 posted 12-28-2013 08:34 PM

Thanks for the pics.(great idea)
I measured my saw and the outlet is exactly like you have it on you rule. (16” with 9” on the centerline)
Guess I better order me of these.
Thanks again.

-- Life is good.

View darthford's profile


784 posts in 3257 days

#6 posted 12-29-2013 09:05 PM

Update: 12/28/13 my brother came over yesterday to rip some wood, the roller outfeed table worked quite nicely. I have some long 5/4 oak I’ll be ripping in the near future, I’ll report back again then.

View woodmaker's profile


323 posts in 4024 days

#7 posted 12-30-2013 05:40 PM

Very nice, another piece of equipment that I need/want

-- Mike

View ScottKaye's profile


802 posts in 3286 days

#8 posted 08-25-2021 06:39 PM

I know this is post is 8 years old, but has anyone mounted one of these to a SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw (ICS)?

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

View darthford's profile


784 posts in 3257 days

#9 posted 08-25-2021 10:47 PM

I know this is post is 8 years old, but has anyone mounted one of these to a SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw (ICS)?

- ScottKaye

This was my review, I have since moved on to a ICS and the SawStop outfeed table. The HTC will NOT be a fun install on an ICS. It’s going to be difficult to get at the top bolts probably a 2 person job. The door on the left of the ICS is quite small. There’s more stuff in the way at the inside/back of the ICS vs the Grizzly.

The SawStop outfeed table is not without its shortcomings but at least the rollers spin true vs the wobbly junk rollers on the HTC. The #1 mod I want to do on the SawStop outfeed table is convert its up position to anchor to the mobile base vs the flip down legs. Having to adjust the SawStop outfeed table height to my garage floor every time I move the saw is annoying. But its nice that it attaches to the rear fence rail vs having to drill holes along the top of the cabinet like the HTC requires.

View Tool_Guy's profile


4 posts in 46 days

#10 posted 12-03-2021 09:24 PM

Since there haven’t been any replies since the mention of the Sawstop ICS installation I thought I would chime in. I recently moved that exact HTC folding outfeed from an older ICS to a brand new one for a local high school. Installation was not super easy but also totally doable. It was a one person job but I had to take lots of measurements before drilling the top 4 holes. The bottom two holes I just drilled through the existing mounting holes in the outfeed. Be careful when drilling through on the top right holes as you can easily come into contact with a belt if you let the drill bit punch in too far. As a side note I much prefer the HTC outfeed to the Sawstop outfeed. The large sliding table and folding outfeed are my two least favorite Sawstop products from both an assembly and using standpoint.

If anyone has any Sawstop assembly or tuning questions let me know. I’ve put together or repaired probably over 100 CNS, PCS and ICS models over the past decade.

Here is a picture of the ICS saw I just did.

-- I have a tool collection problem...

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics