This is a recent project that I finished after my table saw purchase of a Grizzly G0690(which I will cover in another post in a future “Tools in the Shop” section).
Grizzly sells its own collapsible out feed table with rollers and all kinds of craziness which costs more than I wanted to tack on to my current table saw bill. So I decided to build my own.
Luckily for me the rear rail on the G0690 already has mounting holes which I could easily utilize.
So after thinking of many different mounting options I decided to go with a piece of 1 x 3 Maple and three 4 inch utility hinges underneath.
After extensive measuring to insure that the top would be flat and level with the table saw surface, I came out with dimensions of L 40” x W 30” x H 2” & 11/16th for the out feed table frame. This would accommodate a surface top of ½ inch plywood that I would mount on it. As a note, I have my G0690 mounted on the shop fox mobile base so the 30 inches allowed it to lower while still not hitting the floor which keeps the saw movable with the table attached.
I ripped 2 x 4’s for the frame down to the 2” & 11/16th with one cross brace and drilled pocket holes all around for a nice under mounting solution to the out feed table top.
I then flipped over the secured frame and drilled in my pocket screws into my 40” x 30” x 1/2 “ plywood (I used oak because I had some)
After which I mounted the hinged piece of 1 x 3 maple to the underside of the frame and lined it up on the rear rail of the table saw.
I staggered mounting them so they have room to fold up into the table.
In this picture you also see the metal plate mounted to the table surface underside which secures the legs when folded using heavy duty magnet cabinet door catches. I mount these to the bottom sides of the legs at a slight angle so that they catch the metal plate flush when the legs are folded up.