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Scissor Jack Stand for Precise Control

By: Logan Wittmer
Here's a Clever Way to Provide Outfeed Support.

07 13 01 When working with long boards in my shop, I like to use outfeed support for extra control. One day, I decided to build a universal outfeed support for different machine setups.

Jack it up. This is the outfeed stand that I came up with. It uses an ordinary automotive scissor jack. After cutting off the metal top bracket, I was able to bolt on a plywood plate. On the plate there are four-way rollers to offer friction-free support. To mount the jack, I attached it to a plywood base so I could secure it to a cart. 07 13 03 Because the jack has a lot of adjustment, I mounted it on a cart and fine-tune the height by raising or lowering it to match whatever machine I’m working at. The four-way rollers mean it doesn’t need to be perfectly square to my machine to allow the workpiece to slide.

Published: July 13, 2023
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