8 Free Benchtop and Contractor Table Saw Workstation and Outfeed Table Plans

When I wrote “Getting the Most Out of Your Benchtop or Contractor Table Saw” I was blown away by how a good fence, outfeed support and a decent blade could transform an average benchtop saw into something that the majority of hobbyist woodworkers could use for a long, long time.

With contractor and hybrid saws like the SawStop Contractor Saw and the Ridgid r4511 hobbyists really need to start asking if the age of cabinet saws is over… I’ll leave that debate to the forums though ;) This collection of table saw workstation plans – and links to forum threads with TONS of ideas – will help you get the most out of your smaller table saw. Enjoy!

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>> 5 Benchtop and Contractor Table Saw Workstations
Thanks to ShopNotes for most of these – they crank out some great plans! Note that the number beside the plan name indicates which issue of ShopNotes that plan came from. The top one, 89, is one that appeared most often in forum discussions.

Table Saw Workcenter (89)

Table Saw Workstation (66)

Table Saw Workstation (104)

Table Saw Cabinets (50)

Portable Saw Table

>> 3 Outfeed Plans for Benchtops and Contractor Table Saws
Outfeed support is one of the core reasons for a workstation in the first place… These outfeed plans bring outfeed support to the next level.

David Thiel Versatile Outfeed Table

“The adjustable outfeed table (figure A) mounts on a portable workbench. Place the table next to your table saw to support long boards while you’re working. Be sure the outfeed table is set slightly lower than the table of the saw.”

Combination Ripping and Crosscut Table for Benchtop Table Saws

Table Saw Extension Table for Small Table Saws

“Build these two saw table extensions that will allow you to rip those 4 x 8 panels on your small table saw.”

(these three plans via 15 Free Table Saw Outfeed Plans: Mobile Tables, Folding Tables, Outfeed Stands and More!)

>> 10 Benchtop/Contractor Table Saw Workstation Build Notes, Pictures and Discussion
Sometimes discussions and pictures of completed projects can give you more insight and ideas than plans. This collection of links points to forum conversations and build notes that will give you those little ideas that really help to personalize and customize your contractor workstation.

Table saw station a la NYW
show me your table saw stations
MOBILE TABLESAW AND ROUTER WORKSTATION (pics only, no plan)
Table saw mobile workstation
Table Saw Mobile Workstation #1
(awesome concept – mobile workstation fits under bench)
The Tablesaw Workstation
PowerMatic 64A Outfeed Table
“A small tablesaw work station”
Mobile Saw Table
“Table Saw Station Design Questions”

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One Response to 8 Free Benchtop and Contractor Table Saw Workstation and Outfeed Table Plans

  1. toolcrib says:

    great discussion at WoodNet started on stands/tables for contractor saws:
    http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=4570246

    great pics, great ideas, great suggestions in that thread!

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