What is the best way and what size is best for an outfeed table on a table
saw? I have a Unisaw. I just don't know if I should build a seperate table
(what size?) or if I should build an outfeed attached to the table saw. What
is everyone doing for this? Room is not really a problem for me since I am
working in a 40' X 40' size building but its no use having it too big for
nothing..........right? Regards. -Guy
He must never use it. Way too clean. No
half-finished projects laying about.
I don't think so. <g> He built this:
The answer is here:
"Each night before I leave, the shop gets cleaned."
Yes, I admire Tom's work. I'd like to think software I've written
approaches his craftsmanship with wood.
I built a 4 ft deep by 6'6" wide separate table, with slots for miter
gauges and sleds. I will soon build a second table to add 2 ft to the
right side of the saw and outfeed table. My table weighs over 200
pounds, not including the tools stored on the shelf below it. There
is no need to attach it to the saw.
When I'm not cutting, the saw plus the table makes a great assembly
area. Mine is covered with white melamine, which glue will not stick
My shop is small so I have the Delta outfeed table that folds down when I am
not using it. If I had the room that you have I would make two idential
tables on casters to be used as portable infeed, outfeed, and assembly
tables. I would make them about 3' x 5' so that each could support sheet
goods. The tables are also great for moving multiple parts to the next
Good Luck - Bob McBreen - Yarrow Point, WA
On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 12:33:17 -0600, "Guy LaRochelle"
There are a few good pictures on the web (sorry I did not save them).
But most look like a shelf supported by triangles secured to the
tablesaw cabinet. Some are drop down with hinges, but that would
complicate the contruction. I use portable saw horses and a Record
adjustable roller. If I have a 4x8 sheet (or something else that's
big and clumsy), I ask SWMBO to help me.
You'll need to figure out size that works for you. However, I would
strongly recommend that you not buy the Delta outfeed table. Take a
look in the google archives, I posted a review last summer (around June
- August) timeframe detailing the issues I had with the one I purchased.
I wound up building my own annex next to the delta unit.
I did the folding outfeed table. It is never folded down. I'm going to
change to a fixed island with the shaper and tablesaw catty cornered from
each other with infill table surface to square it out. You need about 50"
behind the blade to be able to rip an 8' sheet and not have it tip off the
Gray (grey David) laminate. It was either a Formica or a
April '02 to be exact. Today's landscape has you seeing the
jointer, Gumby the Powermagic 14" band sar (the model not
made by children in an oppressive turd world country I might
add) and the soon to be unveiled An Ultimate Router Table
when you are standing in front (operator's side) of El
Oh, and I did a little work on the Wall of Starrett which is
situated right to the left of the shoppe phone. It's
nothing to write home to Mom about, just got the combo's
I've posted a front and back shot of the table after it was
complete on alt.binaries.pictures.furniture. The subject
line is "Unisaw Outfeed Table" and tucked kinda neatly
between "Britney Spears NUDE!!!" and "Christina Agulara
I have some more shots and a write up on how the whole thing
was done that I had sent to Pat Barber over the course of a
few e-mails. I'd be more than happy to post the "as builts"
along with the narrative but lest I seem to be looking like
a David Eisen wannabe (:-)) I will await your request that I
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