When I bought my Felder K700s panel saw it had a short minimalistic out feed table (in grey on the pictures) When ripping complete panels they would start lifting up at the back and tip over half way through the cut because the point of balance went over the edge. Besides from being annoying, it could also damage the surface of the panels because they would fall on the ground or scrape on the corner of the out feed table.
Another problem, not related to the saw itself, was that saws in general create large quantities of scraps and off-cuts, after a while you would have a mountain of scraps behind the saw. This would require half a day of clean up every couple weeks.
Therefore I built an outfeed table with a built in scrap bin. And since I would store scraps in big-bags, I decided to adapt the bin to the size of a big-bag so I wouldn’t have to spend hours transferring the scraps from the bin to the bag. I received mails and questions regularly about this table so I decided to make this video and post.
Download the sketchup model here: Felder K700S outfeed table
On top of the table I cut a square hole so I could easily throw cut-offs into the bin, I turned this square 45 degrees in order to avoid panels hitting the back end of the hole while performing cuts. The table and bin are made of 18mm thick melamine panels with hardwood (beech) edges. These hardwood edges protect the fragile panel edges.
Below you can see how the outfeed table is bolted to the sheet steel tables of the panel saw.
I heat my shop with a wood stove, and burn saw dust in priority. But when I’m out of saw dust I simply take wood from the bin. Therefore I always cut all scraps to lengths that fit in a stove, and also because I give away bags to people with wood stoves as I have too many.
Obviously you need a forklift to lift out these bags, I had to invest in one to store my wood supply on racks and unload trucks that deliver wood, or load trucks that come pick up finished furniture for delivery.