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Adjustable Outfeed Roller

I like to use outfeed support when working with long stock. The problem is the support is never in the place I need it. So I built an adjustable outfeed roller, like you see in the photo below, and attached it to a small, roll-around shop cabinet.

Photo Drawing

The adjustment arm is simply two pieces of 2×4 stock sized to fit the side of the cabinet (see illustration above right). A steel pin on one piece glides in a groove on the other piece for stability. And a carriage bolt with a knob locks the roller support at the desired height.

I made the roller using a steel rod and a section of PVC pipe with the ends capped. Then I secured it to the top of the adjustment arm.

Now, I have outfeed support where I need it. And it drops down out of the way when not in use.

Good Woodworking,

Phil Huber
Online Editor, ShopNotes

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