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I have just started to get into woodworking and I have been given my late grandfather's woodworking shop. One thing I find difficult is having a small table saw (Craftsman (King Seeley Corp.) 8" Table Saw). I want to maybe make an outfeed table and make the actually table surface larger. Is this common and does anyone have any pictures of this done?

Thanks a ton!
Beginner Brad :)
 

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there are ton of people that extended the size of the table saw surface here.

do a search for "outfeed table" "extension table" and "table saw station" you'll get more than plenty ideas the least.

Welcome to Lumberjocks, and hope you have a great journey in woodworking. sounds like you've got a good start
 

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There are some excellent suggestions above, but for me the 8" blade size would be a problem. All depends on the type of projects you will be doing.
 

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It all depends on your saw. I have the Ryobi BT3100 with the wide rails, so I added an extension wing / router table to the wide rails, and behind the saw, I added a workbench with the total height 1/16" lower than the table saw to act as an outfeed table. So far it is all working perfectly…

You can see pics of my setup in my workshop page.
 

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Charlie, I like what you did for that Ryobi.

I have a cheap, 10" ryobi and wanted a quick outfeed support table. I just use Roller stands purchased from home depot or lowes for around $20 each. Buy two, set the height slightly lower than the table saw, and you can roll your work off the saw onto the rollers. Or even better, make a stand and buy the roller ball strips from rocker, that way you can use it from the side to for large pieces of plywood.
 

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Dear BGerrits
Daved and charliem1958 have the right design for you. By removing the legs on most contractor saws and building the table and saw in to one unit supported by 4 casters, you have the ability to move the whole unit around. Also better fit around the saw top too. The last one I built I thought about a way to adjust the fit between the new table and the saws top. Good luck
 

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Hello all im new as well to wood working and have aquired a delta 10 in table saw. I want to make some dado cuts but the stand is very narrow maybe a foot and a half off the right side of the blade. I think its a type of contractor saw with an aluminum top. As is now there is not enought with to make my dado cuts with my fence. Should i buy another saw or could i make this one work by adding some kind of extension?
 

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There are all kinds of options. Most saws that have ample power and reasonable accuracy can be successfully put into service….it really boils down to how much effort you want to put into it. It's very common…almost universal, to add an outfeed table, and often some sort of side extension. Many incorporate a router table and/or sanding station into the extension. Many folks with smaller saws, and even some with full size saws build a saw station around their saws to add storage down below as well as increased work surfaces. It's less common to see extended surfaces on the front side of the saw, but can be very helpful on small saws.

Here are some examples:


 

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Ok say i build a tabletop/station what would i do about the rails for the fence? Is there an aftermarket web site that sells rails with a fence to your length or is this something that would have to be fabricated as well?
 
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