|An Outfeed Table is an important accessory for the tablesaw. It adds support for
workpieces, especially for large sheet work. A well proportioned outfeed table
allows even a single operator to handle a full sheet of sheet stock safely. In
reality the outfeed table adds a safety factor to all ripping cuts on the tablesaw.
No more reaching around the spinning blade to retrieve a workpiece. No more
uncontrolled dropping of workpieces as they are pushed through the blade. With an
outfeed table the workpiece can be pushed completely past the blade while fully supported.
problem with outfeed tables is the shop floor space required. They take up a lot of
space and it is always a compromise between space and size. I designed my table with
a stationary section, which is attached to the saw, and a folding section that can be
lifted when needed for long stock.
The Outfeed Table is made from 3/4" white melamine, my preferred material for
sleds and extension tables. The cabinet is built from maple shaded melamine left
over from my shop cabinets construction.