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Double-Duty Roller Tables

I like getting double duty out of my tools whenever possible. So, when I decided to build outfeed tables for my miter saw and tablesaw, I worked up this dual-use design.The roller tables are simple to switch between machines and take up very little space when I store them against the wall.

I made the roller frames from 2x2s, a 1x4 and eight rollers. I just clamp the rollers to a pair of sawhorses when I use them with my tablesaw. I adjusted the height of my sawhorses so the tops of the rollers sit about 1/8-in. below the top of my tablesaw.When I use them with my miter saw I add a couple of spacer boards to make the rollers level with the miter saw’s table. It cost me about $100 to build the roller frames, not including the sawhorses.


This story originally appeared in American Woodworker May 2003, issue #100.

May 2003, issue #100

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