Swing Arm Sheet Goods Lift
By: Erich Lage
Hoisting full sheets of plywood is no fun. Here's a little addition to a knock-down cutting table that works wonders.
Last year, I built a knock-down cutting table. This quick-to-assemble table clamps to a couple of saw horses and is perfect for breaking down sheet goods. To make the table even more user-friendly, I added the swing arm lift you see here to assist in loading large sheets of plywood onto the table. The plywood arms have a notch cut on one end. A two-layer plywood stretcher connects the two arms. The arms are attached to the knock-down table with bolts, washers, and lock nuts. To load a sheet of plywood onto the table, simply lift the panel high enough to set in the notches and swing the lift up, then pull it back to work on the plywood.