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I have seen some very nice outfeed tables on this site, but unfortunately, many folks are saddled with a limited work area that precludes them from building one. I built this one after surfing the web for ideas. It has exceeded all of my expectations. It allows for a protective cover and assembly/work surface over my tablesaw, an additional (36" x 77") huge bench when relocated, and of course an outfeed table that's actually larger than my entire saw table. With all these attributes, it takes up absolutely no room, being on the same footprint as the saw.
As you can see in the photo's, this table has pivoting casters that raise the table so your tablesaw can be rolled under it. When you release the levers, the table is lowered for the outfeed purpose. Leg levelers allow the table to be adjusted to even or just below your saw height. The table has locking casters and is very stable.
Even if you have a lot of room in your shop, space is always valuable. This table also eliminates any assembly or disassembly time and work, and obviously a storage issue.
I purchased this plan for $7.95 at this address:

http://www.woodstore.net/spdotawo.html

The plan and drawings are excellent and the author went through the time and trouble to come up with a material list formula that calculates the piece sizes for any brand tablesaw. You just measure your tablesaw's length, width and height and your good to cut.

On top of all this, it was alot of fun to construct.

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Really nice, excellent job

I had in mind building something similar that I found on one of the Wood magazine (same model) for my R4511 but yours is great, good job

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Very nice….
 

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Very nice….however Murphy's law will tell you that whenever you need this as an outfeed table, there will be tools piled on it when it acted as a work bench from the previous project. Heck, I have tools piled on my table saw every time I want to use it as well. Anyway, this is an awsome idea.
Hey, why is there a truck parked in your workshop?
 

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Cool Idea Jim Well done
 

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Hey Mike
Because as you know, being in WI, it's currently snowing here in the midwest HA!
My workshop is a three car garage and everything is portable/movable, so I can deal with the winter issues.
I'm counting the days until spring. Woodshop is closed.
 

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Nice work, great space saver.
 

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Nice, I've seen similar set ups on the Ridgid web site. nice 3650 also. I swear that saw must be the most bought contractors saw in this country.
 

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I have the same saw! Thx, I'll be getting these plans. I did get rid of that lift system and bought a real base. This was my only compliant about the saw. Can you let me know more about the router table you have on the saw please. I have been thinking of adding one to mine. Very nice.
 

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Bob,
I agree. What's not to like about the saw? It's a workhorse, accurate out of the box, smooth and quiet. Some people have upgraded the fence, but I have had no issues with it. It is accurate and smooth and has virtually no play. I'm a happy camper since the day I bought it.
Ken,
Please tell me more about your issues with the lift system. Mine works fine. What system did you replace it with?
Thanks.
 

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Ken,
I'll take some pics of the router system and post more info. shortly.

Jim
 

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Great setup. I have the same saw and I am looking for something like this.

Ken; I love the lift system. The assembly instruction on this part were terrible but once i had it figured out it worked great. Maybe you had an assembly issue.

Jim; I would love more info on the router table also. How is it supported, just by the rails or do you have some other support system. I would be affraid of warping at some point.
 

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Very good idea. I've been contemplating a new outfeed table and this might be just the thing!

Thanks
Doug
 

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Look fwd to hearing about the router table.
 

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Ken,
Go to my projects, as I posted about the router table last week. Post # 24508
 

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Hi Jim, I just saw your comment on Maveric777's forum piece. That's a novel solution to the outfeed table. I like it, but I just made myself an outfeed table last weekend. I have an old Boice Crane tablesaw and with no desire to get a newer saw I thought it was about time to upgrade the old beast. The roller stand idea was getting kinda old. Again, a nice job on the table, looks wonderful.
 
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