I eventually recovered from the problems reported earlier. I cut oak strips which, bolted to t-slots in the TS-LS rails, serve as supports for the table extension. In this picture you can see part of the oak rail bolted to the TS-LS rail, and you can see part of the new table extension sitting on it:
- once the wood support is adjusted to the correct height (so that the extension table is aligned with the table saw’s cast iron table), I can easily remove the extension table and put it back without realignment. Three screws on front, and three on back, from the underside of the wood supports go into the wood edging of the extension table, holding it firmly to the supports.
- the extension table is very heavy. All I have to do is get it balanced on one end, and it slides into place.
The bracket hanging off of the table saw’s table is no longer used. This is the original hardware for the Delta-provided extension table. I’m leaving the brackets there because, though unused, they are not in the way, and I’ll know where to find them should I ever want to change the configuration.
For more support, I used the heavy-duty legs that came with the saw’s original extension table. They are screwed into the underside of the extension table, and sit on the table saw’s mobile base.
Here is a full view of the saw with the new extension table:
-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA