Terms of the Trade: What Is an Outfeed?

Outfeed is a term you'll often hear when dealing with the cutting of wood on a table saw or other machine worktop. It refers to the feeding out of wood from behind the blade as a cut is being made. It can also be referred to the actual space behind the blade on the worktop. Often woodworkers will build an "outfeed table" to hold the cuts on long pieces of lumber.