Outfeed table in the making update #3 ... slowly but surely.

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Blog entry by tedth66 posted 02-02-2011 04:27 PM 6485 reads 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been sick of using the 12” wide outfeed roller stand for over a year now so I’m finally making a fold down outfeed table that’ll only add about an inch to the depth of my saw cabinet when the table is folded down. Here’s my cabinet before the addition….

I had to take a different approach and make a frame attached to my cabinet and the cast iron wing of the saw.

After attaching the support arms I added a couple of angle iron pieces to the inside to prevent flex in the wings and then added the maple back and a poplar strip to the front.

The fixed table is made up of 4 pieces of 1/2” ply and I laminated the three top pieces. Creating 3 separate pieces for the top allowed me to easily create the miter channels. I still need to run a router through the back of the frame so my sled isn’t blocked.

The fixed portion of the table is rock solid and will easily support the fold down portion of the table. I have plans to make the fold down portion of the table a duel purpose table ~ an outfeed table and a sanding table.

I chose to abandon the sanding portion due to a potential issue with too much weight hanging out on the table. I can always add it later on if I find out that having x amount of weight on the end of the outfeed table will not be an issue.

I’m also adding an overarm dust collection feature to my saw.

I still need to add the outfeed table top and the support leg but so far so good.

I’ve had very little time to work on this project but I’m nearly done. I’m currently working on the support leg that’s a little different than most. I’m happy with how the table turned out but the hard part is building the support leg. I’ve got it started and I’m just hoping it works in the end.

-- Ted

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#1 posted 02-02-2011 04:42 PM

AWSOME!!!!! I will be making this a sticky! I have been racking my brain to think of an outfeed table for my TS3650…...something like this might just be the ticket!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#2 posted 02-02-2011 05:16 PM

AWSOME, as MoJoe said. I will be adding this to mine if you dont mind. As I have limit space and have to roll the tools to the walls this will be a great space saver.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#3 posted 02-02-2011 05:26 PM

Thats the first hinge of its kind I’ve seen on an out feed table. Nice idea.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#4 posted 02-02-2011 05:27 PM

Thanks guys. That’s exactly what I have to do in my garage shop; roll tools up against the wall to still be able to park the cars in the garage. There are a lot of well done folding outfeed tables on the LJ site all using the same concept. My support leg will be slightly different than how others have made theirs. I’m hoping my version will be slightly easier and faster to setup. I’ll know by the weekend ~ I hope. Thanks again.

-- Ted

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#5 posted 02-02-2011 06:15 PM

very nice. I like the way you did the fold up section.. You could add a leg that folds down instead of using the roller stand. Just put a threaded insert in the bottom of the leg and adjust the height with a large head bolt. That way if you move the table saw any you can adjust to get the table perfectly level with the saw.

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#6 posted 02-02-2011 06:39 PM

thanks Frank. the roller stand is temporary as I’m currently designing and building a foldUP support leg that requires no adjustments. My table will soon be a table I just lift up and lock into place and I’m good to go ~ I hope. Most of the fold down tables use a telescoping leg; mine will be slightly different and I’m hoping it’ll be slightly easier to setup.

-- Ted

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#7 posted 02-07-2011 06:26 AM

MoJoe and Raspar … just an FYI – I finished my outfeed table and I was successful with the auto latching leg design. I decided to post it as a project versus a blog. I hope my post helps if you decide to build one yourself.


-- Ted

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