Shopmade Outfeed Table
Extend your tablesaw's reach for sheet stock and ripping
Synopsis: Frank A. Vucolo used 150-lb.-capacity drawer slides in building a retractable extension table for his tablesaw, so now he just opens a drawer to get 24 in. more outfeed surface. He shares his design and the materials he used, and then explains how he made and mounted the table. It’s critical that the rollers are mounted at the correct height, and he explains how to do that. A detailed project plan gives the essential construction details.
In my small shop, ideal concepts are often compromised by the reality of limited space. My design for an outfeed table is a classic case in point. I started out thinking big. Ideally, I wanted the outfeed surface to extend 48 in. from the back of my tablesaw, so I would no longer have to set up and then reposition unstable roller stands. My ideal was quickly squashed, however, when I realized…