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Project by Brandonbozo posted 300 days ago 3717 views 36 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished doing some upgrades to my Ridgid 3650 Table Saw after getting a lot of good ideas from people’s post on Lj and the Ridgid form.

I added an Out feed table suspended by 1” aluminum angle. Using all thread and t nuts to level it.

Built in a router table with miter gauge track and fence that uses my table saw fence, along with dust collection for the router.

Added better dust collection by in closing the bottom of the cabinet, and installing a 4” toilet flange to connect to my dust collector.

Installed a shelf on the side to keep my dato blade, miter gauge and other accessories close by.

Made a crosscut sled with tape measure and stop built in.

Closed up the back and other spots with magnetic sheets used for covering up HVAC vents.

I’m really happy with how everything turned out. Just wish I had done it sooner.





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maplerock

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#1 posted 300 days ago

I love it… wish I had room for something like this. GREAT job.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 300 days ago

wow, what a build out. Looks like you have everything just right

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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robscastle

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#3 posted 300 days ago

The base is an excellent addition.

My saw has a center collection port but sawdust still needs to be raked out of the corners, but I do not have enough space to lower it. Otherwise your post would have inspired more mods.

-- Regards Robert

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Tugboater78

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#4 posted 300 days ago

Looks nice, I have been trying to figure out something similar for my older craftsman, it’s good to see another spin on the concept. Only have to figure how to adapt

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 300 days ago

Nice job. You look like you have everything you need, including some great dust collection. Nice upgrade.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 300 days ago

Very impressive set of upgrades to your saw.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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jbschutz

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#7 posted 300 days ago

Rigid should be contacting you about using your improvements on a upgraded version of their saws. You have taken some great ideas and turned them into reality. Excellent!

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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docspencer

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#8 posted 300 days ago

Great job. Must have taken some time and study.

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Todd Swartwood

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#9 posted 300 days ago

Brandon, Looks like you did a nice clean job.
Good Luck, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 300 days ago

Upgrade is an understatement !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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sawdustjunkie

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#11 posted 300 days ago

Looks real good!
I have a older Craftsman and am in the process of building a cabinet for it. I intend to put a router table on the right side like you did.
Great job on yours

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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MedicineMan

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#12 posted 300 days ago

I’ve got the same saw, and wow do I need to try what you did! You did a great job, hope you don’t mind a copycat. Thanks for the post and good ideas, too.

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scarpenter002

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#13 posted 300 days ago

Great job Brandon. I keep having to go back and look at the pictures over and over again to comprehend all the details.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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je_superfly

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#14 posted 300 days ago

That’s awesome! I too have the same saw. I’ve done something similar with a router table addition but your upgrades are outstanding! Hope it continues to serve you well!

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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naughtypine

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#15 posted 300 days ago

Great job! I have the same saw and have been mulling over my options for upgrades lately….mull no further, i am going to be a copy cat also! Thanks for posting it.

-- Dang, my wood stretcher is broken

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