Outfeed Plus for Your Table Saw
What’s the best way to support long pieces of wood when ripping them with your bench-top table saw?
The Family Handyman
What’s the best way to support long pieces of wood when ripping them with your bench-top table saw? A solution is to buy a couple of 10-ft. 2x4s and then screw an 8-ft. piece of 3/4-in. plywood over the top to serve as an outfeed table. You’ll have to notch the protruding 2x4s to make the top even with the outfeed surface and leave enough room behind the saw for the backside of the fence mechanism. You should also drill a set of countersunk holes in the table saw top and screw the saw down to the protruding 2x4s. The weight of the table keeps the whole assembly stable, but for extra insurance, toe-screw the long 2x4s to the tops of your horses. This dandy outfeed table makes a great assembly and temporary workspace as well. When you’re done, prop it up against the shop wall and it’ll be ready for the next job.