Since I now have a new SawStop PCS table saw I have been looking for a good example or plan so I can make a universal rip fence JIG for cutting rabbets and tenons on my new table saw.
Just this past week someone published on YouTube an old video that was used in a Fine Woodworking Magazine article published in December 2012. The article covered a rip fence JIG Bob Van Dyke designed for his SawStop’s rip fence. He bolts onto the JIG sacrificial boards for cutting rabbets and raised panels. He also bolts on a melamine taller board when he wants to cut tenons for joinery. I like his system.
This is the JIG I want to make for myself. I have already begun to rip the boards in order to make it. Before I can start to drill holes in the JIG, I need help in determining the size of the bolts Bob is using in his video. The plan Fine Woodworking published does specify their size, nor for the T-nuts they screw or fasten into. I am guessing the bolts and T-nuts are 5/16 inches in diameter. If someone on this site has built this JIG or can detect the bolt size from watching the video, I would like to hear from you. To me the bolts look larger that 1/4 inch and not as big as a 3/8 inch bolt with its washers. What do you think the size of the bolts are? I would appreciate your help, especially if you have built this rip fence JIG yourself.
I also intend to build Bob's L Fence JIG for my SawStop… I like it too…
-- --- Happy Howie