Tricks of the Trade: Table Saw Extension

Edited by Kari Hultman
Pages: 12-13

From the February 2012 issue #195.
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I designed an outfeed support for my table saw that doesn’t take up any floor space. It’s made of plywood, hardwood and a store-bought roller.

Three main design features enable it to work well. The runners are made of hard maple that resists wear and tear. The sliding mechanism is a dovetail that allows the roller to move closer to the table for short pieces and farther from the table for longer boards. The roller can be made level with the top of the table saw because of an elongated hole for the bolt that connects the roller assembly to the extension assembly.

VIDEO: We film videos of many Tricks of the Trade in use in our shop, and post them online,
free. Visit popularwoodworking.com/video to watch.
WEB SITE: Visit the new Tricks of the Trade page online.
BLOG: Tricks editor Kari Hultman writes about woodworking on her blog, The Village Carpenter.
IN OUR STORE: “601 Woodshop Tips & Tricks,” by Graham McCulloch.

From the February 2012 issue #195.
Buy the issue now.