|Project by jjbuzard||posted 08-26-2016 12:26 AM||1904 views||16 times favorited||21 comments|
I recently was considering buying the Sliding Cross cut table for my Saw Stop, but I decided it would take up too much space in my small shop. I looked to see if there were any other alternatives and decided as long as I had Rockle’rs Tablesaw CrossCut Sled all I really needed was a table saw front extension, so using MDF and some maple and Stainless Steel look Formica, I set out to build the extension, I needed a way to firmly attach it to the saw and yet be able to remove it quickly. I settled on 4 – 3/4” Rare Earth magnets and holder cups, this system hold VERY firmly, but with a downward motion on the outboard end and lifting up on the side, it detaches easily, yet is very firmly held in place during operation. Using a Miter Gage I have 22” in front of the blade and using the Rockler Tablesaw CrossCut SledI have 24” in front of the saw blade. All in all I am very happy with the results and when not in use I can hang it on the wall out of the way. The last picture is of the Saw Stop sliding table, a real nice piece of equipment, I wish I had room for it, it has 48”in front of the blade and 60 degrees tilt in both directions and glide very smoothly. So mine is a small version with storage capabilities. Let me know what you think.
The other item that needs to be addressed is the KREG Miter Gauge, its fence is too short, it only gives 22” with a stop,I am going to remedy that by making a slip on extension. I bought an additional 24” fence from KREG, and will make it slide on and tighten down with threaded knobs. this will give up to 46” of stop on the fence, more on that after the fence arrives.
-- Jim B