An extendable table for the saw

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An extendable table for the saw: extendable

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Today I have rausgekramt an older project, which I have not published so far - my extendable table for a miter saw. This is a little bit dear to my heart, because it is very helpful for me and I would not have been able to do some sawing without him.

As I have already mentioned, my workshop is not very big and divided by an extension. I do not have space for a freestanding saw. Nevertheless, I had to place my beloved miter saw somewhere and save as much space but fully usable. The corresponding floor space was found quite quickly and should be located behind a wall projection, which emerged from the expansion of the workshop through a window.

The corner was absolutely perfect. At the front the baseplate closed exactly with the wall, while at the back the space was almost exactly the millimeter for the pulling function. Placing the saw elsewhere would have been a waste of space.

An extendable table for the saw: extendable

Still on the original frame

An extendable table for the saw: which

Space is enough

The place is found, fitting and it will give away no centimeters. If there was not a big catch there. How do I saw long wooden slats? There is room to the right and I could even open the window. To the left, however, is nothing more than the width of the saw. The solution was of course already during the choice of place - If I pull the saw forward a bit, I pass the wall projection and also long boards have space.

Extendable table for my saw

The frame is kept quite simple and consists of square timbers 58 x 78 mm from the hardware store. Since I was now in possession of a miter saw, the upper frame was mitred. As you can see on the picture, the saw (angle) had to be readjusted a bit. When using steel angles, however, this played a minor role. By coincidence, I noticed during assembly that my sorting boxes will fit under the table to the nearest millimeter. So this place can even be used meaningfully.

An extendable table for the saw: which

Frame for the saw table

An extendable table for the saw: which

Fits randomly for storage boxes

An extendable table for the saw: extendable

Fasteners with angle

Construction of the pull-out function

This was the base frame, which was additionally attached to the wall below. The next step was the pull-out function, which an extendable table needs. For this I took over first the mounting holes of the saw and marked which place I need at least as bearing surface. The contour was sawed out with the jigsaw and even if the rear radius was a bit too narrow, the cut surface for a thick worktop has become very straight.

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The table is standing

An extendable table for the saw: which

Marking for cutting

An extendable table for the saw: which

Tailored

The table is standing and the plate is lying on... and would fall down. Of course she still needs a guide. Actually, I like to use full drawers for drawers, taking into account the huge dust load when sawing, I prefer to limit myself to a more robust version. The implementation is kept simple. Under the moving part, an aluminum profile is fixed, which is guided by grooves in the wooden frame. Long enough, the profile still sticks under the fixed table top, even in the extended state.

An extendable table for the saw: which

Grooves in the table frame

An extendable table for the saw: table

Bottom view

An extendable table for the saw: which

Extra groove for screw

In the front beam, I also had to mill a deeper groove, so that the fixing screw fits through the groove. When fully extended, the movable table part springs a bit, but holds securely. How it works show the video and the subsequent pictures.

All angles can be adjusted to the left and the saw can thus be used completely in this direction. The angle adjustment to the right, however, disturbs the wall, so that a full 45° is not possible. So far this has not bothered, because the board to be sawn can finally be turned around.

An extendable table for the saw: extendable

Extracted for long woods

An extendable table for the saw: which

Angle adjustment to the left

An extendable table for the saw: table

Right limited adjustment

Schick must be too

Of course, the table can not stay that naked, so it still has to be disguised. For this I used OSB boards, which I would not do again with subsequent painting. The panels are too rough and have to be laboriously troweled and sanded before they can be painted. Since community work is important, I have left this work to the father-in-law. After all, why do you have specialist staff in the family? I admit, it might have been because I do not enjoy doing this job. ?

An extendable table for the saw: extendable

It grinds at the father-in-law

An extendable table for the saw: table

Primer is important

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Ready painted

Thus, the miter saw has its permanent place and is there already about 3 years. My design is therefore very good.

Video Board: Diy project - Table saw extension and out feed table. Part 1