My unisaw came with an outfeed table, but I couldn't use it for 2
reasons: 1) the Unisaw is on a mobile base, and 2) in my small shop, I
have the saw up against the garage door, opening it as needed to rip
long stuff. Plus I have a dust port coming out the back of the saw.
I wanted to make it folding, hanging off of the saw so it moved around
on the mobile w/o problem. One problem with making it hinging was it's
So what I did is cut about a foot off of the saw end of the outfeed
table and bolt it to the saw, into and on top of the rear fence rail.
This is how it's supposed to go. I then cut about 5" off the remaining
piece. It was now short enough so when hanging down off of the fixed
piece, it cleared the dust port. A piano hinge provided support. I
bolted a sturdy cleat across the rear of the saw cabinet and had a 45%
brace going from the cleat up to the fixed piece of outfeed table
about every 10". This made the fixed part sturdy enough to handle the
weight of hanging part.
The back legs are hinged, and held against the hanging part when it's
in the down position by magnets, and there is a magnet which hold the
hanging part against the saw cabinet to keep it from bumping around.