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Shop-Made Drawer Slide Outrigger

By: Erich Lage
This will help when you're making long crosscuts on your table saw.

07 07 1 When recently building a bed from Woodsmith, I realized that cutting some of the large pieces on my table saw would be cumbersome. Even with an outrigger, it was hard to keep parts square. That’s when I had an idea. 07 07 2 As you can see in the photo above, I simply attached a drawer slide to a scrap of wood. The block and slide can be clamped in a portable workbench and adjusted so the height is even with my table saw. With the end of my workpiece resting on the drawer slide, I can push the board through the blade and make a cut with little effort.

Published: July 7, 2022
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