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Folding Outfeed Table

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Project by Mark Atwater posted 02-10-2019 07:29 PM 620 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a folding outfeed table for my Grizzly table saw. It has been a HUGE improvement for me! It is all 3/4 inch plywood for the top. I cut a 2×4 to size and mounted it to my back rail then installed to hinges for it to be able to drop down. The table is held up by some tapered legs that fold up and down with Rocklers Posi-lock folding leg brackets. The bottom of the legs have adjustable feet to level it on my uneven garage floor.

It is great to have a outfeed table without giving up and floor space in my garage. Like most people I have to move all of my tools to the side and out of the way to share space with a car. This gives me a lot of versatility with my saw.

-- Mark, Iowa





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woodetal

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#1 posted 02-11-2019 04:01 PM

Nice! I just added an outfeed tis weekend. It snowed for two days so, besides shoveling snow, I was in the garage/shop. I too am space challenged so adding a space saving out feed table off the back of the saw just made sense. I saw some variants on the web. I probably chose a design unwisely. On your design, did you pull the angle iron from the back/outfeed side of the saw? Use the bolts to the table to connect the ledger for the folding table extension? I roughed in some legs to see if the design was going to work. I used the same Rockler leg brackets. There were a couple of issues along the way from the design. Now that it is built I have many thoughts on a better design. WHEN, i add a better design (or not) i will use cabinet grade ply, not pine ply, use a metal hinge instead of a wood pivot. I cased/trimmed the edges in construction grade pine. Sanded smooth and the leg levelling has a pretty level out feed. Better than the torsion box table I have been using for years. My version works fine for now. Lots of better options and yours appears great. Thanks for sharing. Brian

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Mark Atwater

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#2 posted 02-12-2019 03:19 AM

I just took out the large machine screws that held my back rail in place and replaced them with longer ones that would fit through the 2×4 on the back. I countersunk those so they wouldn’t interfere with the table. It took sometime getting my rail all nicely put back but it works great. From there I got the hinges mounted on both the 2×4 and the table.
Now I need to get around to routing in the miter slots so I don’t have to put it down when I use my crosscut sled.


Nice! I just added an outfeed tis weekend. It snowed for two days so, besides shoveling snow, I was in the garage/shop. I too am space challenged so adding a space saving out feed table off the back of the saw just made sense. I saw some variants on the web. I probably chose a design unwisely. On your design, did you pull the angle iron from the back/outfeed side of the saw? Use the bolts to the table to connect the ledger for the folding table extension? I roughed in some legs to see if the design was going to work. I used the same Rockler leg brackets. There were a couple of issues along the way from the design. Now that it is built I have many thoughts on a better design. WHEN, i add a better design (or not) i will use cabinet grade ply, not pine ply, use a metal hinge instead of a wood pivot. I cased/trimmed the edges in construction grade pine. Sanded smooth and the leg levelling has a pretty level out feed. Better than the torsion box table I have been using for years. My version works fine for now. Lots of better options and yours appears great. Thanks for sharing. Brian

- woodetal


-- Mark, Iowa

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