Introduction: Adjustable (height) Table Saw Out-feed Table

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 An adjustable table saw out-feed table.
I saw some unused office chairs about to be thrown out at work, so I had an idea what I could make with them. I asked  and was given permission to take them.
I've always wanted an out-feed support for my table saw so this is what I came up with.
I found this an easy tool to make and it saved some stuff from the landfill.
A good use of re-purposing something.
The commercially available out-feed table is the second picture it's the one with the steel roller balls.

Step 1: Supplies and Tools Needed

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Two old office chairs,
Screw drivers to fit the fastening screws,
Four 1.5 inch  1/4" bolts, nuts, washers and lock washers,
Sockets for bolts

Step 2: Disassembling the Office Chairs

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Remove the seats and the backs, remove the wheels from one of the chair bottoms.

Step 3: Assembly

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Place one of the chair bottoms, upside down onto the other chair bottom, this is  the part that the seat was attached to, they are going to be bolted together.
Since the chairs I had were identical the holes lined up.
The seat plates on my chairs had a bit of an angle to them, so I reversed one of them so both pieces would be straight when bolted together. (although slightly offset)

Step 4: Using the Out-feed Table

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Put the out-feed table with the wheel-less side down. Because of the gas shock sticking out I had to form a base out of 2x6's.

To raise the height just use the original chair height adjusting levers. To lower it you will have to move one of the levers and press down on it, to lower it.

Step 5: Adjustment Range

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The out-feed stand can be adjusted from 24 inches to 34 inches, if you need more height you could add it to the base.

Step 6: The Out-feed Table in Use

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I used the out-feed table with my saw and it works fine, I did have to raise it up with a couple more 2x6's though.
In case you are wondering what my table saw is mounted on, it's an old manual type writer stand I found at a Goodwill store years ago. My saw fit perfectly on it.

Comments

JGDean (author)2016-02-02

Love it! Great recycling project, making something useful out of what would otherwise be junk and definitely thinking outside-the-box. These common office chairs are practically disposable and easy to find. I've recued and repaired a few, but never though of using the parts like this. Thanks again.

john pedersen (author)JGDean2016-02-03

Thanks JGDean, I like finding something and thinking of another use for it.

sethd1985 (author)2016-02-01

genius and hilarious!

john pedersen (author)sethd19852016-02-03

Thanks for the comment sethd1985, it works well.

emammas (author)2015-03-11

Brilliant

john pedersen (author)emammas2015-03-12

Thank you emammas, office chairs are labour intensive to recycle so I managed to save most of two of them from the landfill.

finton (author)2013-10-22

Very nice idea John! Great repurposing of otherwise useless chairs. I wish I'd seen this before throwing out our old office chairs... Have favourited this.

john pedersen (author)finton2013-10-22

Thank you for your comment, the day after I got the two chairs that I used, two more chairs were headed for the dumpster, so keep your eyes open items will appear out of nowhere.

john pedersen (author)2013-10-17

Yes it is an Out-feed table, I have to use my saw outside, so I needed some thing that wasn't attached to my table-saw and could be easily moved. I checked out your Instructables and I'm impressed with most of your items.

pfred2 (author)2013-10-16

What you have there looks like rollers to me. This is an out feed table

http://i.imgur.com/VannV.jpg

See, it is flat, and the saw is right on it.

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