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Shop-built Outfeed Roller

I needed a temporary outfeed roller for my table saw so I built my own using a section of PVC pipe and a dowel. As you can see in the photo, the PVC pipe "rolls" on a section of dowel held in a simple frame.


Start by building the support frame using simple lap joints fastened together with glue and screws as shown in the drawing. Next cut a section of dowel to fit between the sides of the frame. And then cut the PVC pipe roller slightly shorter than the dowel. Now place the pipe over the dowel, position it in the frame and fasten each end with a screw.

When I need to use the roller, I clamp it to a sawhorse so that it's aligned with the bed of the table saw (see photo).

 
Shop-built Outfeed Roller

Shop-built Outfeed Roller

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