Building the support
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Swiveling casters will roll in any direction, so you can use the support on either side of the table saw or other tool.
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Once you've established the correct outfeed height for a shop tool, screw a cleat to the support and you'll never need to adjust it again.
Need a hand to support jumbo workpieces at the table
saw, drill press, band saw, router table or planer?
You'll work a lot safer and easier and achieve better
results if you grab some scrap wood and construct this
stand. You'll need:
- Two 18-in.-long 1x2s
- One 18-in.-long 1x4
- One 12-in. x 28-in. x 3/4-in. plywood sheet
- 1x2 height adjustment boards
- Twelve light-duty swiveling casters with
- 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
1x4. Attach the casters with the pan head screws, staggering
the casters on alternate edges of the 1x4 so they
won't 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
Clamp the whole assembly to a sawhorse and hold it
alongside the tool's 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 won't have to waste time on setup every
time you move to a new tool.