Pivoting Outfeed Support
I recently saw an outfeed stand that had a pivoting top.The pivoting action prevents
a workpiece from catching the front edge of the outfeed top. Instead, the
top just pivots up level as the workpiece passes over it. I figured I could make
something similar that would work just as well.
For the base I used a sawhorse with a concrete block for extra stability. I
screwed a couple of stop blocks to the top of the horse to keep the outfeed top
from pivoting too far forward or backward. The top is a 3/4-in.-thick by 12-
in.-wide by 36-in.-long melamine shelf that I bought at a home center for $6.
The 1x4 end brackets are set toward the back of the braces by 1 in. to make the
outfeed top tip toward the tablesaw.The brackets are attached to the horse with
a screw at each end.When the outfeed top is level, there is a 3/4-in. gap
between it and the stop blocks. I trimmed the horse’s legs so the outfeed top
is level with my tablesaw.