So I was excited to receive this sturdy metal outfeed table in the mail a few weeks ago. And since I know how much everyone hates trying to decipher assembly instructions (although SawStop’s are much better than any others), I thought I’d film the process to aid anyone out there who plans on buying & assembling their own folding outfeed table.
These instructions are for my specific SawStop table saw model & accessories (see my model here), so you should still refer to your user manual for any variations for your model. But I think my video will be a nice visual reference regardless of your model of SawStop table saw.
As you can see here, this folding outfeed table has a very low profile when it is folded down:
Why Did I Buy a SawStop Table Saw?
About 5 years ago I bought a SawStop cabinet saw, and I did it primarily for safety reasons. In case you don’t know, SawStop table saws have a patented technology to stop the saw blade, in a fraction of a second, if it detects flesh (or a hot dog…). This was one of the few tools that my wife supported me in buying. She was supportive because a close friend told us how his neighbor (an experienced woodworker) had lost several fingers in a table saw accident.
But I also feel that SawStop table saws are one of the most well made and best engineered table saws on the market. You can read my table saw buyer’s guide page (here) for more details about the SawStop cabinet saws, and you may also enjoy watching this video that the Discovery Channel did on the SawStop table saw technology: