Table Saw Infeed Support Arms – 151

Table Saw Infeed Support Arms – 151
When wrestling large sheet goods over the table saw it is nice to have more material support. These can be made in a few minutes out of scraps and a pair of cheap hinges.



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  1. Steve Coleman on August 23, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    Getting ready to start building the miter station – i think these will be a must beforehand.

  2. Chet Rogers on August 23, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Awesome. I just got my first table saw, and will be making something like this. Great video.

  3. Tom’ s Dreamshop Worx on August 23, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    I’m a bit late to the party on this tip, but I am so building a set of these. Either I’m getting older or the wood is getting heavier 🙂

  4. Ömer Dönmez on August 23, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you Jay, for the videos. Greetings from Turkey.

  5. Kdt124 on August 23, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    Brilliant! Thank you

  6. Paulino Costa on August 23, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    Very very good…beautfull job!

  7. Gareth Kortegast on August 23, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    I notice you changed table saws to the saw stop. I have the same saw as you upgraded from just branded as a Harvey. what was the reason for the change and is the sawstop much better? thanks

  8. vtellez01 on August 23, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    So simple and yet so effective. As as you said easy to use means it will be used!

  9. Patrick Harris on August 23, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    Awesome, this about kills me with full sheets.

  10. walkar27 on August 23, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    I built this based on your video and use it all the time when breaking up large plywood sheets or other large, long pieces on the table saw. This is super simple and works wonderfully. Setup takes less than 1 minute, and goes back to the wall in less than 15s. Invaluable "helper hands" and makes cuts a lot safer. Thanks for sharing your brilliant and useful idea!

  11. MrAnimal1971 on August 23, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    Jay, Would you do a review of the Grizzly. I have looked at the Grizzly saws and their prices. What HP motor did you go with etc.

  12. Woodshop Addict on August 23, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    I made these in-feed supports today. Really great! Thanks, Jay! Simple and easy.

  13. aintgonnahappen on August 23, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Love it.  Love the simple approach to a much needed problem. 

  14. niky amin on August 23, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    I knew I ffollowed this channel for a good reason!…
    thank you for the simple but helpful video

  15. Jim Smith Sr on August 23, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    I cannot believe I never thought of this. As soon as the new bearings for my Grizzly arrive, I will be building this one. Thanks, Jay.

  16. Philip Peterson on August 23, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    Incredibly ingenious and simple. Everyone should make one!

  17. Tyler D on August 23, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    hey Jay, now that its been 2 years since you made these do you still use them and if so is there anything you would change?

  18. MajorTendonitis on August 23, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    Wow I wish I knew about this idea years ago . I’m definitely going to build these , thanks !

  19. Phil Sluder on August 23, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    Hey Jay, I know this is an old video, but I just made some today like you suggested, and wow. Worked amazing, and really helped out with handling the full size sheets by myself. Thank you.

  20. fapping2quelaag on August 23, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Great design.

  21. CRTF on August 23, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    Hello Jay,
    Very useful these Table Saw Infeed Support Arms.
    After I saw your video, I made them.
    Thanks for the idea.

    Greetings from Luxembourg

  22. James McGuire on August 23, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    Great simple idea,must make. How long are the support "arms"?

  23. Marco A. Casco on August 23, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    fantastic idea !!!!!! this I will make for sure !!!!!

  24. Scott Clark on August 23, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    That is awesome.  I’ll have to make a pair,  Thanks Jay.

  25. Ed Waggoner Sr. on August 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    Gosh Jay you sure have some good ideas.  You just provide my next project.  The first was your 2×6 pusher.

  26. Grey Point on August 23, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Jay, I love all of your stuff and really appreciate your talent. SO many great ideas have come to me from your page. However, THIS one is awesome. SO simple yet so useful. I haven’t seen anything like this before. I will be making theses today!
    thank you and keep the great stuff coming.

  27. MrPanthers23 on August 23, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    I’ve already commented. but these are so handy. use them all the time. thanks again Jay

  28. Horacio Castillo on August 23, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    i have this problem…you give a good solution..thanks

  29. julio cesar carvalho on August 23, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    boa a dica pra resolver alguns problema de tamanho de mesa da serra 

  30. Al Su Su on August 23, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing.

  31. Ron Standley on August 23, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    Could’ve used these supports when machining full sheets of MDF for a contemporary vanity I made. TY! You’re a master of re-purposing shop scraps too!

  32. AP AS on August 23, 2023 at 7:06 pm


  33. PMD_in_AZ on August 23, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    As a recent subscriber, this year, I’ve been working my way through your older videos. I can see why you’re so popular.
    A gift for us in you Jay.
    Thank you.

  34. Hosoi Archives on August 23, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    1:17 begins
    2:44 hinges

  35. gheumann on August 23, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    Ahhh. Simple is Good! Brilliant.

  36. David Rice on August 23, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    I’ve been wanting something like this for a while. Thanks, Jay!

  37. Tony bp on August 23, 2023 at 7:13 pm


  38. Peter Trentacoste on August 23, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    Very cool, Now I need to make something for my Dewalt Model # DWE7491RS Folding Table Saw which is very short on the infeed

  39. Pat M on August 23, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    Jay, have you added or improved on this design at all? It seems like a great solution.

  40. MyDenaliAintTheSame on August 23, 2023 at 7:18 pm


    Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery. Of all of my woodworking Youtube content producers, you are my favorite. I hope you are back to making beautiful creations again shortly!

  41. Tony bp on August 23, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    WoW, 6/21/17. I was just thinking of doin’ somethin’ like this while browsing through pinterest. And then I run into this old video of yours. Gosh Jay you’re old. hehehe…

  42. Michael Schuler on August 23, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    Great idea. Thank you. For many applications, you could omit use of the left support altogether, leaving the operator’s foot path clear and making it unnecessary to walk around and then between the pair of rails. You only need to position the right rail under the panel’s infeed position just inside the fence line. If you study the geometry of large sliding table panel saws (in plan view), you will see that the combined support provided by the main sliding table and outrigger forms an L shape, not an H, yet the panel has no tendency to fall off. The requirement is that a line joining the diagonal corners of the panel must have support underneath it and just a little beyond (toward the interior of the panel), hence the five foot length of most outriggers (to get beyond the edge of a 4′ panel) and the main sliding table length generally in excess of 8′. Since a panel’s mass is homogeneous throughout, its center of gravity falls on that diagonal line. So support of two adjoining edges and just a bit more is all that is required for the panel to balance itself and stay put on top of the support system.

    When you add in the additional support most often immediately and continuously provided by the operator holding up the sheet from a position at or near the unsupported corner, just your right-hand support rail would most often be more than enough. Not arguing against use of the left rail for sleds and other situations where even more control is desirable or unbalanced work pieces demand it, but I know from my own shop setup and experience that omission of the left rail adds convenience for many, if not most, typical operations.

  43. Smezzea Design Co. on August 23, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Great video and ideas Jay! Not only did I make 2 of these for in-feed, but also out-feed!! Great way to have a long out-feed support that can be folded up and out of the way!!

  44. 1973jdmc on August 23, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Been looking for support arm that is easy to make and set up- should’ve of come to your channel first instead of wasting over 1hr checking out other videos- THANK YOU SO MUCH

  45. George Bowman on August 23, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    Jay you have some of the most informational video’s I have come across. The best thing about your video’s are you keep it elementary even though you know the most technical side of it as well. I enjoy the jigs you make and use and show us how to do the very same thing. I’m a fan for life and thank you very much for all you do. I also made an out feed pair as well and they work great so far.

  46. Mark Walston on August 23, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    I saw you use these in another video, Genius.

  47. Thomas Oberski on August 23, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    Thanks for the great idea. I made a set yesterday. I eliminated the hinges and made the joints permanent with supports. I have the room in my shop for these, so I didn’t use the hinges. Thanks again for the great idea.

  48. M C on August 23, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    One of the best ideas

  49. John Roth on August 23, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks Jay. I’ve added it to my list to make real soon.

  50. William D on August 23, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for the great idea would have never thought of an in feed assist.