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    Does anyone know where I could find some plans or pictures for an attached fold down outfeed table for a table saw. I'm trying to make my shop (garage) a little more portable so that I can park my wife's car in it during the cold weather.

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    Bob; I was considering doing the same thing. What I had in mind was to build an outfeed table that would double as a sanding table when hooked up to the dust collection system. The sanding table would have a cover that would fit into place when being used as an outfeed table.

    More food for thought.

    Mike


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    • #3

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      Hi Bob

      Here's one for ya.

      Contractor Saw Outfeed Table

      Like many homeworkshoppers I own a contractor table saw. I wanted to add an outfeed, this is what I came up with:

      http://www.woodshopphotos.com/galler...f/DSCF0094_001

      This view shows the general contruction. The table size is 18" deep by the width of the casting, in my case 42". The framing is 3/4" plywood and the supports arms are hardwood.

      The outfeed table mounts to the saw using using T-nuts which slide in a T-track assembly mounted to the saw.

      T-Track assembly

      http://www.woodshopphotos.com/galler...f/DSCF0096_001

      When making a bevel cut, the outfeed table quickly lowers or can be removed in a snap.

      http://www.woodshopphotos.com/galler...Stuff/DSCF0092

      Here's a view in the raised postion. I butt my workbench to the outfeed table which gives me a 7' long runoff table, excellent for ripping sheet goods.

      http://www.woodshopphotos.com/galler...f/DSCF0090_001

      Mike


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        Quite a few years ago there was a nifty plan in WOOD magazine. I built it for my Delta contractors saw and it was the greatest thing. Unfortunately, I sold that saw a few months ago so I can't get you any pictures, and I don't remember which issue I got the plans from. Maybe you could do a search. It connected to the saw with angle iron, flipped down for storage and had its own collapsable leg.

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        • #5

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          Nice job on that outfeed table Mike.

          Regards,
          Scott

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            Other than what's in my head, I don't have plans or pictures of my idea. I was thinking about a 6" outfeed table with gatelegs that will swing out and support a leaf that is attached by hinges. This would give you about 40" on the back of the saw. If I'm not making sense, I'll see if I can draw up something.

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              I made a simple one last year using 1.5" x 1.5" angle iron extended out from the cabinet past the motor with a plywood top. You have to add spacers on the angle iron to bring it up to the correct height. Attached with a piano hinge a piece that would extend down an inch or two from the ground so you can still move the saw around. I supported it at the end with 2"x4"s attached with hinges that fold underneath. Simple but effective. I will post some photos a little later.


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              • #8

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                Does This give You Any Ideas?

                http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=12883

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