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This outfeed table came from a plan in Popular Woodworking. It is made of oak, MDF, and hardboard and mounted to saw fence rail with 2×6 pine. The beauty of this plan is that the table is held up by way of a dovetailed support so it folds down out of the way-perfect for a small shop like mine. The table prevents use of the factory blade guard so I use a splitter made out of sheet metal that I patterned after the factory guard.

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Man i love it. i also have a steel city saw.

What issue of Popular Woodworking did you get it out of.
 

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My mistake… The plan is in Woodworkers Journal (Feb 2009). The plan is for a Steel City saw so there was no need to even adjust any of the dimensions.
 

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Looks really perfect, great job! I love it very much, if a woodworker is able to built the jigs and equipment for the shop with the same accuracy as he does when building furniture.
Thank you for sharing
 

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great looking outfeed table…. looks very similar to mine, but different at the same time… cool job..
 

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Very nice.
 

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good work, is that red oak? i have to get that book and make my vershion of this table.
 

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That is a very nice job. You'll love having a table out there to support the put pieces. That is a sweet design!
 

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Holy cow. I have a Steel City and definitely need an outfeed table like this. I looked it up on WWJ and it is the Feb. 2009 edition.
 

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looks great!
 

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I could sure use something like that. Thanks for the idea.
 

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Tim;

I noticed your outfeed table in your post about your workshop earlier. This is one of the nicest I have seen and I really like the fold down capability.

Thanks for the info on the plan. I don't subscribe to Woodworkers Journal but maybe it is available on their web site?

I have been looking at the Steel City 35618 and the copy sold at Harbor freight (probably from same factory). What model is yours?
 

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I appreciate all the positive comments. They are much appreciated. As to questions that have been asked:

1. The saw is a Steel City 35600.
2. The table is made of red oak finished with wiping varnish. The core of the table is two sheets of 3/4 inch MDF.

A couple of things to note: I ended up with a "deluxe" (vice "industrial") fence on my saw. I'm not really sure what the difference is but they must have different rear fence rails so I had to improvise when mounting it to the saw. I ended up bolting angle iron to the cast iron table and then bolted the outfeed to the angle iron. No big deal but the plan shows a rear rail wide enough that the table bolts directly to it. My alternate mounting also forced me to drill two holes in the side of the cast iron table to better support the engle iron.

Second, with the two sheets of MDF, it is very heavy. I guess my saw weighs 450-500 lbs or so and it is perfectly stable with the outfeed attached. I'd be careful attaching this to a saw that was very much lighter.
 

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Nice outfeed! If I can figure out a way to modify it to retain use of the rear access door (Jet SuperSaw, I may try it.
 

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Tim, this is a nice outfeed table. A design like this is a great project for those of us with smaller shops. Yours looks really good.
 

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Nice outfeed. how do you like the steel city table saw? Does it live up to expectations?
 

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I've got three Steel City tools: a planer, a mortising machine, and the table saw. All three have met expectations. Whenever I've had a question, I've had easy access to knowledgeable SC personnel. I like their gear and appreciate the customer service. I think I've gotten good value for my tool dollars.

My saw is the 1.75 Hp model. It works fine with a full kerf blade on all be the heaviest stock. With a thin kerf Woodworker II, it cuts anything beautifully.
 

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Slick outfeed great job
 

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Great looking table. nice job on the creation.
 

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Ive been debating buying one or building one myself. Your post settled it. Now to get a copy of that magazine.
 
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