30 – How to Build a Tablesaw Outfeed Table

30 – How to Build a Tablesaw Outfeed Table

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A few weeks ago, I added the Incra TSIII Fence System to my tablesaw. Unfortunately, my old outfeed table didn’t really work with the new system. So its time to build a new one. This isn’t your average outfeed table though. Its a full-size work table with a full shelf of storage. Perhaps the best part of all is the fact that it can be made with a modest collection of tools and just a few sheets of plywood. No fancy joinery here! This is what I like to call, a “Can Do” project. Enjoy!

For those who are interested, here are some exact dimensions for you:
Long Stretchers: 62″
Short Stretchers: 38″
Overall Dimensions: 65″ L x 39 1/2″ D x 33 3/4″H

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  1. John Buob on August 20, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    Marc, I hope you read this one of these days. I watched a video you made somewhere along the line about the Incra LSTS system. I have seen it and wondered what it was and on looking at it, I thought it looked very clunky and didn’t make much sense to use that kludge instead of a regular TS fence. Then after watching your video and seeing what it could do, I took the plunge and ordered one. After I got it, I installed it and started seeing for myself why it was so good. Then I watched the bald guy with a beard from Incra show it off on youtube and that got me to buy the router super fence. I bought a Rockler dovetail system and never used it for a few years. Then last year I was going to start building stuff where I might could use a box joint jig so I found the woodsmith guys had a very nice unit for not a bad price. After watching the Incra guy do dovetails and box joints on the LSTS, I was at a junk sale at the wood emporium store parking lot here is Las Vegas, I brought both those units to sell and sold them both because I don’t think I will ever use one since the Incra will do what they do faster and easier. I am just finishing up my table saw router table . Once you find out what the LSTS will do, it is really something. Thanks to you and your video explaining the system, I don’t know ow I ever lived without it. I have it on a Laguna 10" Fusion table saw. I also bought new Jet 15" bench top drill press to replace my old variable speed Delta that just imploded one day. I had the Jet on my shop cart while I was trying to figure out where to temporarily store iit, I rolled it under my dust collection cross shop main line and proceeded to just hit it hard enough to knock it off center enough to cause it to fall off the cart on its top and did some destruction that I thought was the end of the world. Turns out, it broke the top belt cover which I was able to glue back together with PVC cement. Also broke the front cover which I had to replace because of the way it broke. But the worst was the front steep pulley. It bent the tapered drive shaft that ran severely out of line after I checked it. So, I proceeded to order one from the company in TN ( on May 24) and was quoted an Aug 20 delivery date. So I decided to try and straighten the old shaft after I got it all apart, I chucked it up in my wood lathe 3 jaw chuck and was actually surprised how easy it was to bend back to somewhat straight. I did that after my part came a little early and found out it was not my part at all. Some dipstick in their parts department got at least 2 if not more orders mixed up and shipped wrong parts to the people. They tried to find out who got my part and get in to me but never could for whatever reason. My new delivery date is sept 23 this time. I can still use it I just keep the speed down because of the runnout . Always something. Anyway, if you send me an email, I will forward my photos of my miter saw station that I finished about 2 months ago. It is essentially a Jay Bates plan with some modifications. I have 32 drawers, 30" deep drawers in the bottom and 24" deep drawers in the top.. Took 24 sheets of baltic birch plywood. Anyway, past my bedtime. Keep up the great work so teach us twits out here how to do stuff. John the Handyman in Las Vegas.

  2. Miriam Belanger on August 20, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    Marc, you are a great teacher and video demonstrator. Your out feed table is beautiful and practical.

  3. 254JROCK on August 20, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    Long live Norm King of Carpentry

  4. Gary Kobald on August 20, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    Love the finished product, but what happened to the channels for the push gauge?

  5. Alan Monday on August 20, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    Hey, no fair! I wanted to see you put in the bottom shelf, after you had put on the top. But, at about 18min, it suddenly appears. Don’t put the top on until the bottom shelf?

  6. Clinton Andersen on August 20, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    I’m a few years late to the party but great video!

  7. pt eddie on August 20, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    What a great design and easy to follow directions, Marc. I’ve just purchased a new Delta saw and soon I will make this out feed table and I can’t wait to get started.

  8. stan hafers on August 20, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    I have been watching shop vids for years, it is so nice to see some one using the incra fence system. I was beginning to think that I was the only one they sold it too, although yours was properly a lot cheaper then mine. A great tool doing a great job.

  9. Tom Campbell on August 20, 2023 at 6:34 pm


  10. DoggiTecture on August 20, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    I have a sliding fence on my tablesaw, what would you say is more useful the outfeed table or sliding fence?

  11. Larry Guthrie on August 20, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    You subject premise is wrong. Every cabinet saw should have an outfeed table. A table saw needs to have some portable outfeed support, but a table especially the one you describe will reduce the versatility of the table saw. And many shops that use a table saw don’t have the room for a large outfeed table. Most garage setups have to move the table saw around, even move it outside a lot. It appears many of the people posting video’s about an outfeed table don’t understand the difference between a cabinet saw and a table saw is. You, for instance, are using a cabinet saw. If you’re going to post videos, get things right. Anytime the word ‘all’ is used I know the person using it has limited knowledge. I describe videos such as yours as entertainment rather than instructional.

  12. Kyle Woodrome on August 20, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    Or are you still using this assemble.. I mean out feed table?

  13. Stephen Fishman on August 20, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    Saw the video today…thanks!

    Two questions…Why not pocket hole screws? Also, why not build ghe stretcher frames and then install? Thanks

  14. Dave Mills on August 20, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    Hey Marc, thanks for all the nice videos. I notice about the first thing you do in this one is comment on the importance of the TS being "level". My garage, as I assume many folks’ garages, has a gradual downhill slope to the outside, for drainage. My TS is not "level", it is "flat". In fact, I’m not even sure I can level it in any official way other than jamming shims under it (SawStop PCS). Do you recommend actually leveling your tools and tables, or would you have them coplanar to the floor in this scenario?

  15. Zenith on August 20, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Mark, What brand and type of Finish did you use on this? Was it just Shellac?

  16. Randy Bryant on August 20, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    How wide are the side stretchers?

  17. Jason Rodocker on August 20, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    "Honey, have you seen the ironing board?"

  18. Bill Bryan on August 20, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    Great job on the presentation I watch alot of you tube video and yours are the ones I enjoy the most and I am going to build my oufeed table using your methods as a guide love that you give reasons for your methods Thank you for an easy to watch video !

  19. grflr on August 20, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    Spagnolo? LMFAO!!!

  20. Chris Thornborrow on August 20, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    mmmmm powermatic

  21. yota on August 20, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    I just built one of these after watching this vid. I made a few changes, I put the legs to the inside of the stretchers and let the plywood hang over 2" on the table saw side to cover the gap and make it fit tight to the saw table. and I painted it to match my PM2000, including the black pinstriping. thanks for the idea!

  22. Taylor Carpenter on August 20, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    Excellent video, this is the first one I’ve watched. Look forward to seeing more. Thank you for the very clear and detailed step by step explanation. also the tips and tricks I found to be very helpful. definitely picked up a few things

  23. Jeffrey B on August 20, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    The shelf stretcher next to the saw could borrow a term from structural engineering – “upturned beam”. If the stretcher by the saw was installed above the shelf with the shelf “hanging” from the stretcher, you could mount the shelf lower and gain that volume for storage on the shelf.

  24. Doug Prentice on August 20, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    I notice a lot of channels have had the incra fence at some point in time. They never keep it.

  25. Troy Walker on August 20, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    I saw your wall of clamps and all I could think to say was…….."jerk!"

  26. Happy on August 20, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Lol… all you need is a drill and a circular saw…
    And wood glue, pipe clamps, a biscuit cutter, a 4ft straight edge, a bradley nailer, an air compressor…lol. just busting your balls, this was a great video, can’t wait to make one!

  27. 9 Finger Woodworks on August 20, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Awesome build! Thank you for the free plans. BTW, I purchased your miter saw and flip top tool stand plans too. Looking forward to making some saw dust!

  28. Mr Tyler on August 20, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    40,000 dollars worth of equipment and builds a 50 dollar table.
    You must feel like your slumming it.

  29. Timothy Bess on August 20, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Thumbs up for YouTube recommending this to me in 2019.

  30. TheBenjammin5150 on August 20, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Why would someone need to make a table saw outfeed table if they don’t have a table saw?

  31. Stephen Fishman on August 20, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    This is the outfeed table I will build. Can this table be built (almost as) well using 1/2" plywood instead of 3/4"? It seems to me the width of the legs and stretchers will still create a strong table. Thanks

  32. Fred Casta on August 20, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    thanks great job on the video

  33. Robert James - Life on August 20, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    I’m curious if you still like you’re Incra fence these years later?

  34. dave buchanan on August 20, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    damn look how young he looks!!!

  35. Rod's Woodworking on August 20, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    Stating your considerations was very helpful. Way more useful than just offering a cookie cutter plan. Thanks!

  36. perrych2012 on August 20, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    When fitting the top Marc says "I just got lucky…" No – he is a very good woodworker: measure accurately, cut accurately and it’s job done!!!!

  37. mrsverdin10 on August 20, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    I purchased the Worx Pegasus since I needed a platform to use for drilling and sawing without fear of hacking up my main work bench. Plus I wanted a bench that I could move outside for projects That created a lot of dust or debris. I started using it as soon as it arrived and I’ve been very satisfied with the product. The table opens and closes easily and it’s very stable. The table top lies completely flat when opened and I have not noticed a hump in the center over the hinges as mentioned in some other reviews. The clamps are very effective. I hung a heavy pick axe over the side to sand rust off the blade and the clamps held it completely immobile. The built-in storage for the clamps and dogs is an excellent idea to ensure that everything is together and ready for use. The indented trays on the table top are useful for keeping screws, nails, marking pens, etc. from rolling away and the shelf under the table is great for toolbags when not in use. For all of its strength, the table is relatively light and stands on its own when completely folded making storage easy. I think that most folks will find this mobile work table to be very useful.

  38. Paul's Projects on August 20, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    Kind of a funny point that it’s a video about making an out feed table for a table saw and Marc still shows you how to cut the plywood if you don’t have a table saw. 😂

  39. Steve Reinker on August 20, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    Love this and making my own now.

  40. Bobby Newsom on August 20, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    Can this design be modified for a saw that has an L-bracket on the front? I think it would just require mounting the table top on top of the legs (rather than inside the 90deg angle formed by the legs), and building with a couple of inches overhang. Anyone done this?

  41. Davy Crockett on August 20, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    I heard you mention "good ole Norm". Is this reference to Norm Abram?

  42. antigen4 on August 20, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    should have dry fit the bottom then applied the plywood over top and then fastened

  43. Grubs Outdoors on August 20, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you so much, this video is very detailed and well put together. I cant wait to make it.

  44. Mario Monti on August 20, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    Watching this older video six years after was put out. Look at that hair and sideburns. Lol

  45. marvin Boswell on August 20, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    This same style of construction with casters makes great roll around carts and are unbelievably strong. I built 4 of them about 20 years ago to use in a company operation and all are still going strong ,used just B C plywood and painted them

  46. Doug Prentice on August 20, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    I wish mark had more videos of the incra fence on his table saw. I guess he didn’t like it after using for a while.

  47. William Smith on August 20, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    Great simple design. Low fuss.

  48. TheTsunamijuan on August 20, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    I am late to the game i realize for this video. But I am a big fan of using repurposed counter tops, or melamine, or just putting laminate on the outfeed table. It provides a surface that materials glide easily across. One of the shops i worked at over the years had done this. I can never go back after how well that works for outfeed tables. Plus they make great places to draw out stuff for explanations or problem solving. Then easily erased after that.

  49. Richard on August 20, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    You might want to anchor it to the table saw to prevent any movement in the middle of a cut which could be a dangerous distraction.

  50. Rich Edinger on August 20, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    What’s the dimension of the leg component? Looks like 3 inches?