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Folding Outfeed Table Clarks Summit PA

For those of you with a contractor’s saw on a mobile base, we’ve designed the kind of table you’d wish the saw had to begin with. It goes wherever the saw goes. Folded up, it doubles as a sturdy assembly table. Folded down, you still get an additional foot of support for cutting short stuff.

Olde Good Things
(570) 341-7668
400 Gilligan Street
Scranton, PA

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The Home Depot
(570)820-5901
41 Spring St
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Dalton Lumber And Supply Co
(570) 563-1193
Rt 6 And 11
Dalton, PA
 
Viewmont Mall
(570) 348-2300
Rt 6 & Interstate 81
Scranton, PA
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Sears Stores
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Sears Stores
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Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:8-21
Sun:10-19
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Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:8-21
Sun:10-19

Fastenal-Taylor
570-562-0401
510 N. Main Street Taylor, PA, 18517
Taylor, PA
 
The Home Depot
(570)346-3471
800 Commerce Blvd
Dickson City, PA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Justus True Value Home & Garden
(570) 587-3052
587 Justus Boulevard
Scott Township, PA
 
Kmart 3047 / Cross Merch
(570) 489-7591
1011 Scranton Carbondale Hwy
Scranton, PA
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Miscellaneous
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Miscellaneous
Hours
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
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Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Lowe's
(570) 344-9200
901 Viewmont Drive
Dickson City, PA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Northeast Ace Hardware
(570) 457-5495
629 S Main St, Curves
Old Forge, PA
 
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Folding Outfeed Table

Folding Outfeed Table

Open, it supports 8-ft. long stock. Closed, it's as compact as your saw.

by George Vondriska

Roller stands are okay, but every saw really ought to have an outfeed table. It makes ripping lumber or plywood a lot more convenient and much safer. The bigger the table, the better. But how’s it going to fit into a small shop?

For those of you with a contractor’s saw on a mobile base, we’ve designed the kind of table you’d wish the saw had to begin with. It goes wherever the saw goes. Folded up, it doubles as a sturdy assembly table. Folded down, you still get an additional foot of support for cutting short stuff. We’ve also built in storage space for all the gear a saw needs: a rip fence, miter gauge, push sticks and extra blades. The only thing we haven’t figured out is how to store the legs; if you have a solution, send it in!

Tools and Materials

You’ll need a tablesaw, router and jigsaw, and that’s about it. We used 3/4-in. oak plywood for most of the understructure because it’s strong. The tops are made from melamine; it’s slippery and easy to clean. The edges and legs are oak because they’ll take a lot of dings, but any hardwood will do. The total cost of material and hardware is about $200.

We’ve looked at a lot of contractor’s saws to make sure these plans would work, but there’s a chance your saw may be an odd size. The table will still work, but you may have to modify some of its dimensions before you make the first cut (see “Measure Your Saw”, below).

Build the Platform

1. Cut parts A through F to size. Glue banding (M) on top of the riser (F). Cut slots in the outer ribs (D) by connecting two 1/2-in. holes with jigsaw cuts (Photo 1). Cut recesses for motor clearance in the deck (A) and rear support arm (B, Fig. A, Detail 1, below).

2. Screw the support arms to the deck. Add the outer ribs using one of the inner ribs (C) as a spacer (Photo 2). Add the back (E).

3. Take the motor off the saw. Get some help to remove the upper half of the tablesaw from the stand. Place the platform on the stand with the front support arm pushed tight against the stand. The distance from the left edge of the stand to the outside of the left outer rib is determined by your saw’s Offset measurement (see “Measure Your Saw”,  below). Mark the locations of the saw-to-stand bolt holes (Photo 3). 

4. Drill the bolt holes through the deck, replace the saw and bolt the saw to the base. Replace the original bolts with longer ones if necessary.

5. Cut slots in the riser (F). If you have moved the inner ribs from the locations in our plan, check the slot locations so they don’t run into the ribs.

6. Clamp the riser to the back of the platform (Photo 4). Use a straightedge to level the riser with the saw table.

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