Upgraded Rip Capacity and Fence for Dewalt 7480

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Project by PlanBWoodworks posted 02-11-2017 12:16 AM 2667 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A HUGE Thank You to gstephens75 for the design. I came across his picture in the workshop section that I basically copied to extend my rip capacity to 40 inches. The fence – again, big thanks to gstephens75 for the recommendation, is John Heisz’s design. The top is of the table is melamine and there are 2 coats of water based poly on the fence/rails. I will be adding plywood for shelves on the bottom and on the right side. I am also going to mount the fixed base for my Dewalt router to the melamine.

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#1 posted 02-11-2017 12:30 AM

That’s a pretty cool set up. Lot’s of great resources here on L J’s and You Tube. Hope you enjoy your new saw.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-17-2017 09:54 PM

How are you finding the wooden fence? I am thinking about making one for my old craftsman contractor saw.

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#3 posted 02-17-2017 10:22 PM

The fence is extremely solid and easy to make. Take your time and be exact in your measuring/construction. The only complaint that I have is that it can be finicky locking square to the blade. You just have to double check every time. With the standard fence that was in my table saw, it was a no thought needed process. I would absolutely recommend it overall.

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