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Extended service with clip-on auxiliary worksurface

Wooden top that clips onto base.

I use a mobile cart with adjustable-height rollers as outfeed support for my tablesaw. Because of the motor and dust collection hose, I can’t position a roller close enough to prevent short pieces from falling to the floor. To support and “capture” these pieces, I made an auxiliary table that clips onto the cart.

First, I replaced the steel rollers with 112 " PVC pipe sections, securing them with screws to a length of 2×4. To create the clips that snap over the 112 " pipe, I cut 2" sections of 2" PVC pipe, and cut out a 1" piece so the section resembled a C-shaped bracelet. I sanded all the sharp edges smooth.

I screwed the clips to a scrap piece of plywood, spacing them to align with the PVC supports on the cart, and allowing for an overhang that butts against the saw table. A firm press snaps the clips to the pipe below.
—Samuel Jenkins, Bastrop, Texas

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