Table saw upgrades

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Project by Alexandre Lussier posted 02-13-2016 01:47 PM 3870 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last fall I bought this ridgid TS and it suits my needs pretty well. I made few upgrades including the rigth birch plywood wing, the foldable outfeed and more recently, the dust collection arm.

The outfeed is mounted directly under the slutted rear guide with standard 3” hinges and a wooden arm that sits on a brace bolted to the base of the TS. I got the idea from the web, I don’t remember exactly where. Same thing with the overarm dust extraction. It works pretty well with the fine dust and that is exactly the point.

I’m new to the site and to ww as well and I’d like to thanks everyone here for posting projects and commenting constructively! (I don’t know if this word is real.) By the way, sorry for my english, I speak french most of the time)

Have a great day

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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#1 posted 02-13-2016 02:07 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Almost all of the folks here will be willing to provide constructive advice.

Looks like a nice addition to your table saw.

Keep posting!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 02-13-2016 03:24 PM

Wow, you went all out, it isnt just that extension, and that looks great, you also made a overhead dust collection setup for it, and the arm for that extension is impressive, i’d like to see a how to on all that you did.

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Alexandre Lussier

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#3 posted 02-13-2016 03:50 PM

Thank you guys.
53rdcard I think I’ll pass for the how to but I will had some pictures of the post. I weld a little bit so it was easy to figure out something strong enough to hold this thing. The Plexiglas was in the shop for years filled with misc screws waiting for that to happen I guess. The shop is heated from the floor with glycol so I can’t drill in the floor so I had to build a post that extend. I’ll add more pictures soon.

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 02-13-2016 04:27 PM

Welcome to the madness….!! Glad you could join us all the way from Quebec…..We have woodworkers from all over the world on LJs….Any time you need help, or have a question, don’t hesitate to ask…We’re here to help.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#5 posted 02-14-2016 04:16 AM

Great add on the the TS and welcome to the Forum…Great bunch of folks around here

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 02-14-2016 01:53 PM

Welcome. I’ve got the same saw, but not those add-ons. :-) Nice work.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Alexandre Lussier

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#7 posted 02-14-2016 05:34 PM

I can’t believe that over 1000 people took a look at my tablesaw!

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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#8 posted 02-16-2016 04:42 AM

This is quite impressive, regardless of experience level. I also have that table saw model and may draw inspiration from your designs.

Thanks for sharing!


-- "Excellence is a thousand things done just a little bit better"

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