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How to Make an Adjustable Outfeed Table

Use these step-by-step instructions to make an adjustable outfeed table that mounts on a portable workbench. Place the table next to the table saw to support long boards while you're working.

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  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

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Step 1: Adjust the Table's Height

The board that runs through the center of the unit is clamped to the workbench. Adjust the height of the outfeed table by moving the board up or down and clamping it into place. Since the outfeed table is adjustable, it can be used with other workshop tools besides the table saw.

Step 2: Cut the Tabletop

Cut the tabletop out of 3/4" melamine or laminated material. This provides a smooth surface for boards to slide across during a cut. The measurements for this project will be determined by the size of the workbench and the table saw.

Step 3: Make the Supports

Start by making the supports for the top of the adjustable outfeed table. This section has two support pieces and two side pieces made of 3/4" plywood. Cut each side of the support pieces at a 45-degree angle.

Step 4: Secure the Pieces

Screw the pieces together using a spacer in between the side boards. The spacer should be the same size as the board that will be used for adjusting the height of the table. Drill pilot holes for this step to avoid tear-out.

use spacer in between side boards of table

Step 5: Clamp the Board

When the support section is together, clamp the board for adjusting the unit to a workbench and place the support on top. This gives you a way to easily screw the board to the support, then screw the tabletop on as well.

clamp board to workbench

Step 6: Clamp the Piece to the Workbench

Remove the unit from the bench, then clamp it into the portable workbench and adjust it to the proper height. Be sure the outfeed table is set slightly lower than the table of the saw.

clamp piece into portable workbench