Lots of folks have a huge outfeed table that sits permanently behind the saw but that s impractical in my compact shop. Put one in front of the saw and one behind to rip long.
For the space starved shop this nifty outfeed table workbench stores over the top of your tablesaw.
Popular woodworking magazine outfeed table. You can butt them behind a contractor s saw because their mobile wings span the motor. When used together these simple trestle tables make many table saw operations easier and serve many other tasks that aren t immediately obvious. This article originally appeared in the april 2019 issue of popular woodworking magazine 245.
This hinge supports the outer half of the outfeed table. I needed a short outfeed table for most of my work but on the long rips or bigger panels i needed a table with more space. The table even provides storage for lumber cutoffs.
To improve safety and cut quality workpieces should be well supported as you feed them off a tablesaw. Hole in the top to provide a starting and. When the outfeed top is level there is a 3 4 in.
The 1 4 end brackets are set toward the back of the braces by 1 in. Subscribe today save up to 68 on 7 issues of woodworking projects and tricks. Whether you re ripping long boards or crosscutting big sheets of plywood you really need more support than just the top of your saw.
This fixture provides ample support even for a full sheet of plywood without taking over your shop. The brackets are attached to the horse with a screw at each end. You can attach an outfeed table to most table saws whether it s a contractor saw like mine or a cabinet saw like the one in the popular woodworking shop shown here.
I ve gone small and mobile instead. Position the hinge by butting it up to a scrap piece from the table s top. Otherwise this table is ready to serve you as a graciously sized outfeed table an appropriately sized assembly table and a really convenient cnc station.
I trimmed the horse s legs so the outfeed top is level with my tablesaw. Here s a nifty solution for small shops where installing a permanent outfeed table behind the tablesaw isn t practical. Attach the folding table to the hinge.
To make the outfeed top tip toward the tablesaw. First drill a 1 1 4 in. Gap between it and the stop blocks.
To use it with your tablesaw set the level platform height to match your tablesaw top and then tilt the platform toward the saw. Rout relief slots for the miter gauge. Equipped with an outfeed table.
Go small and mobile instead. Pivoting outfeed table the tilting plywood platform shown at right virtually eliminates this problem. Clamp the table to the riser and drive in the screws.
Two tables provide both support andflexibility. See how this wheeled wonder works. A flip up wing provides a whopping 44 1 2×42 1 2 surface when needed then folds down to a compact 20×42 12 footprint.