Popular Post Minnesota Steve Posted December 9, 2018 Popular Post Report Share Posted December 9, 2018 Last year Sawstop came out with a number of accessories for their table saws. In particular I was interested in the Folding Outfeed Table TSA-FOT. I needed something that folded easily and was durable, and building shop furniture isn't my favorite pasttime so I was willing to buy something. I didn't take a lot of good photos of the assembly, but here are the results: Usage: So it's exceptionally portable. Once folding down it only sticks out the back a few inches. It's an ideal solution for a shop like mine where I have to pull each tool out individually. The folding part comes down with the dust port in the center which means easy storage, but it does mean you have to detach the dust hose. I use Rockler's dust right ports so that's easy enough The very rear of the outfeed table has three rollers which are mounted with bearings to help longer boards roll freely. It's the full width of the cast iron portion of the PCS saw, about 44", and it's about 32" deep which is the height of the PCS saw. The folding support legs have feet that screw out to help adjust the height. The height where it attaches to the saw is adjustable. The table itself is clamped to the rear L-bracket on the saw, and the height is adjusted by placing washers either on the top or bottom of the clamped hinge. It would be pretty tedious to do this adjustment, but fortunately the instructions lay out the appropriate combinations for the PCS or ICS saws, and I found them to be pretty spot on. Following these instructions the outfeed table ends up about 1/32nd below the cast iron top. It's well thought out, the center includes a metal plate with the sawstop logo so if you're cutting narrow boards they're supported near the blade. And using the metal lateral supports it leaves the miter slots free for using a miter gauge or sled. The specs say it'll hold 250 lbs, but since it's not really a flat table top you couldn't use this as an assembly table or anything like that. A blessing in a way, as it keeps you from piling crap on it so it's always free to fold it back down. It's well made, and follows Sawstop's tradition of having clear instructions on how to assemble. Assembly: You get 8 metal bars labeled A, 4 labeled B and 2 labeled C and then a sheet of screws and parts, and bags with the rollers and hinges. They include a couple allen keys with the kit. It requires a 10mm and 12mm wrench in addition to that. I found sometimes it helps to use a socket, sometimes a combination wrench. The one tricky part is when you assemble the bracing, the screws go down into recesses in the top members. The allen wrench has a small magnet in it which really helps with this, so you can place the screw on the wrench and then lower it into the hole. Just watch out, as about 3/4 of the way through this process the magnet came out on me and I had to get it out of the top of one of the screws and glue it back in place. It's tedious and took a couple of hours. There's probably like 60 different screws that all have to be put together and tightened. The key is to put it together snug, but wait until the very end to tighten them all, so you can shift things slightly during assembly. The only part that's really hard and you have to really make sure you have them arranged properly are the underside braces. There are two bars you assemble together and if you don't arrange them right you'll get to the last step and go wait... why is this one longer than that one. https://www.sawstop.com/images/uploads/manuals/TSA-FOT-OwnersManual-V13-FOR_BOX.pdf Conclusion: If you need to keep your sawstop portable, but want a decent outfeed table this is a great solution. At $300 it's not a bargain but it's worth the money in terms of the quality and thought put into the design. It's compatible with the PCS and ICS saws, as well as the Contractor(with the T-glide fence), but not the Jobsite saw. I don't know if this would work on other saws or not. In theory it might, the way it mounts to the rear L-bracket is just a clamp. But the layout and sizing is designed for use with the Sawstop table saws. So where the miter slots align, the height of the table when folded and such would need to match. 3 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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