Universal Outfeed Support

Need a hand to support jumbo workpieces at the table saw, drill press, band saw, router table or planer? Check out this universal outfeed support.

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Need a hand to support jumbo workpieces at the table saw, drill press, band saw, router table or planer? Youll work a lot safer and easier and achieve better results if you grab some scrap wood and construct this stand. Youll need:

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Two 18-in.-long 1x2s

One 18-in.-long 1×4

One 12-in. x 28-in. x 3/4-in. plywood sheet

1×2 height adjustment boards

Twelve light-duty swiveling casters with 1-1/4-in.-diameter wheels

3/4-in. No. 10 pan head wood screws

1-1/2-in. drywall screws

Lay out mounting lines every 1-3/4 in. along the 1×4. Attach the casters with the pan head screws, staggering the casters on alternate edges of the 1×4 so they wont collide when they swivel. Center and screw the 1x2s on one end of the plywood to make a T-shaped base, and screw the caster board to both 1x2s.

Clamp the whole assembly to a sawhorse and hold it alongside the tools table. Adjust the height so the tops of the casters are flush with the table. Screw on a separate height adjustment cleat for any other tools you have that could use more support for long boards. Then you wont have to waste time on setup every time you move to a new tool. Give a hand to Steven Soger for this great helper.