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tvrgeek

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03-16-2021 10:56 AM

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As I am pretty new to band saws, I am looking for experience for outfeed table ideas. For what I have done, I have not needed a wider table, and on the infeed side, I am holding the wood, so I am thinking about a 3 foot drop leaf about the width of the table. Miter gauge slot of course.

What kinds of support for what kinds of jobs?

Reasonable thinking?


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#1 posted 03-16-2021 11:29 AM

Hey TVR,
I have two bandsaws, one for scrolling and the other is mostly for resawing and heavier work than the scroller. I have used temporary infeed and outfeed tables but never made one that was affixed. I can not recall any time I needed to have the outfeed platform wide enough to accommodate the miter gauge.
I don’t know the dimensions of your table. What type of work would you be doing where you would need that wide for outfeed support? I would try to avoid the extra work and material if you can get away with a narrower platform and/ or something that can be erected as needed but not attached. .. .. Marc

-- Windsurfing, Woodworking, Weaving, and Woodducks. "Most woodworkers are usually boring holes"

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#2 posted 03-16-2021 11:31 AM

I don’t have an outfeed table on my BS, when the workpiece is so long I need one I just set up a roller stand. Generally the only time that happens is when I’m resawing.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#3 posted 03-16-2021 11:47 AM

Hey Again TVR,
To echo what Fred typed, I should have stated that some of my temporary tables were rollers. Thanks Fred for helping me remember that. .. .. .. Marc

-- Windsurfing, Woodworking, Weaving, and Woodducks. "Most woodworkers are usually boring holes"

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tvrgeek

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#4 posted 03-16-2021 11:48 AM

I was thinking I just needed about 6 inches wide. It was doing some re-saw as I work alone. I am guessing I would never do more than about a 5 foot board so a 3 foot long table would do.

I have a Harvey C-14 saw.

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#5 posted 03-16-2021 11:54 AM

Well, I have no hope of changing your mind (nor should I) but what will you do when you need to tilt the table for a bevel cut?

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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tvrgeek

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#6 posted 03-16-2021 12:41 PM

I doubt I would be doing a long bevel. ( TS for that) but for small work, ( roughing dovetails ) an easy fix is to hinge it with loose pin hinges so it just comes off.

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#7 posted 03-16-2021 01:30 PM


I don t have an outfeed table on my BS, when the workpiece is so long I need one I just set up a roller stand. Generally the only time that happens is when I m resawing.

- Fred Hargis

I do this, too.

Score: TVR 1, LJ 3

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#8 posted 03-16-2021 01:35 PM

There are a bunch of varying approaches if you search LJ for “bandsaw outfeed”

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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tvrgeek

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#9 posted 03-16-2021 01:44 PM



There are a bunch of varying approaches if you search LJ for “bandsaw outfeed”

- Lazyman


Yes, that’s why I was looking for some advice. Many ideas for many problems.

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#10 posted 03-16-2021 01:56 PM

I love roller stands. They’re a litte more troublesome than having permanent outfeed supports but I just don’t need outfeed support that often and I can store two roller stands and have outfeed support for my bandsaw, table saw and router table as well as outrigger support for my miter saw and drill press if needed. So it saves a whole lot of space which is worth taking a couple of minutes to set up as required for me.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#11 posted 03-16-2021 02:07 PM



I don t have an outfeed table on my BS, when the workpiece is so long I need one I just set up a roller stand. Generally the only time that happens is when I m resawing.

- Fred Hargis

same here. rarely need it

-- Ron

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#12 posted 03-16-2021 02:28 PM

I keep infeed and out feed tables on my bandsaw. The infeed side has a bracket that clips on to the Front rails .
It just lifts off easily to change blades.
I do all ripping of lumber first on my bandsaw.

-- Aj

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#13 posted 03-16-2021 03:54 PM



I love roller stands. They re a litte more troublesome than having permanent outfeed supports but I just don t need outfeed support that often and I can store two roller stands and have outfeed support for my bandsaw, table saw and router table as well as outrigger support for my miter saw and drill press if needed. So it saves a whole lot of space which is worth taking a couple of minutes to set up as required for me.

- HokieKen

which roller stands do you have? the ones i have won’t stretch tall enough to reach the table on my G0555

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#14 posted 03-16-2021 04:11 PM

Only thing I can suggest is having the ability (or foresight) to brace the end(s) of the tables to the floor. When resawing heavy objects (logs) the saw can get tippy when the weight is out towards the table end.

Aj’s setup is great in that they look quick and easy to install and no fussing with leveling a roller stand. It’s true however that it really depends on what you are cutting and how often you are doing it.

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HokieKen

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#15 posted 03-16-2021 04:26 PM


I love roller stands. They re a litte more troublesome than having permanent outfeed supports but I just don t need outfeed support that often and I can store two roller stands and have outfeed support for my bandsaw, table saw and router table as well as outrigger support for my miter saw and drill press if needed. So it saves a whole lot of space which is worth taking a couple of minutes to set up as required for me.

- HokieKen

which roller stands do you have? the ones i have won t stretch tall enough to reach the table on my G0555

- Notw

Don’t recall right off, I’ve had them for years. I’ll look when I get home and let you know.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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