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Forum topic by ColinFraizer posted 12-24-2009 09:35 PM 703 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2009 09:35 PM

I spent the morning working on squaring my table to my saw (a Delta Unisaw I bought on Craigslist), i.e. making the blade parallel to the miter slots and then aligning the splitter to the blade.

Tomorrow, while the kids are playing with their Christmas loot, I hope to spend some time in the shop mounting the extension table. I suspect it will take quite a while in that I plan to use ‘L’-brackets bolted to the wing and to the rails (Shop Fox 7’) to support the extension table, which is laminate mounted on a hardwood frame. The support legs of the rails mount so high on the rails that I’ll need to rout a notch to hold the legs up through the frame and into the bottom of the top itself so the extension will be flush with the saw table.

A friend said I could just use wood screws through the sides of the extension to attach it to the rails, but I think I’ll use angle brackets for that too. It seems more durable than screwing into the extension table’s frame itself. What do you guys think? Would bolts through the sides of the frame (beneath the extension table) be better?

Happy holidays, guys!


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#1 posted 01-03-2010 08:16 AM

A few dry wall screws is all I used for mine. It’s quite strong and was a lot quicker than L-brackets or bolts would have been.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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