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Swiveling Outfeed Roller


Swiveling Outfeed Roller

Here’s an outfeed roller designed to support long boards behind the saw for ripping or alongside the saw for crosscutting. When not in use, the roller can be hung on the wall or otherwise stored out of the way.

To build: Screw swivel-ball casters to a piece of 3/4-in. stock in a zigzag pattern, so they swing freely. Screw the caster platform to a 3/4-in. plywood frame and clamp it to a sawhorse to make it level with the saw’s table. This swiveling support also works great behind a bandsaw when you’re cutting curves in long,wide boards.