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. 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.