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Forseeme

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03-14-2016 09:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ridgid 2424 manual table saw question tablesaw

Hello – First post here (been lurking for last 6 months as I setup a “real” – for me – shop). I just purchased a used Ridgid 2424 Table Saw (based on many of the positive comments here), but am having trouble finding the manual. Links in various forum posts are dead, and I hesitate to pull from “manuals.com”. Anyone have a manual they can scan (or even better, already have it in pdf format)?
I plan on using the manual to tweak the blade alignment, as well as see how the saw should be setup (a part or two might be missing – like the rod that attaches the blade guard).

My second question is, the front rail has some scratches – OK to steel wool them off, or will I do more harm than good (you can feel the scratches when you run your hand on the rail).
Thanks for any help/suggestions!


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#1 posted 03-14-2016 10:12 PM

http://www.manualslib.com/products/Ridgid-Ts2424-2937099.html

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#2 posted 03-15-2016 04:20 PM



Hello – First post here (been lurking for last 6 months as I setup a “real” – for me – shop). I just purchased a used Ridgid 2424 Table Saw (based on many of the positive comments here), but am having trouble finding the manual. Links in various forum posts are dead, and I hesitate to pull from “manuals.com”. Anyone have a manual they can scan (or even better, already have it in pdf format)?
I plan on using the manual to tweak the blade alignment, as well as see how the saw should be setup (a part or two might be missing – like the rod that attaches the blade guard). there’s no rod that attaches the blade guard. there’s a bracket with a fitting that permits for removal and reinstallation without affecting it’s alignment. the 2424 also has two horizontal screws on the rear trunion support that can be used to sneak up on blade to miter slot alignment. be sure to use the same miter slot when aligning the fence to the miter slot. that saw, being gray in color, also carries a lifetime guaranty covering manufacturing defects regardless of who owns the unit.

My second question is, the front rail has some scratches – OK to steel wool them off, or will I do more harm than good (you can feel the scratches when you run your hand on the rail). ignore them. I have a souped up 2412, which is a level below the 2424 with the same fence. that fence can be tuned to be as accurate and repeatable as the much complimented delta T2.
Thanks for any help/suggestions!

- Forseeme

see above. its a great saw that can do whatever a hobbyist needs to do.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#3 posted 03-17-2016 01:11 PM

MrUnix – I had seen that link, but was a bit spooked to use it. I work in IT, so opted to pull the file down from another users machine (and now they suffer with an additional browser toolbar) – but I got the manual, so thanks.

Toolie – Thanks for the tips. I will ignore front rail scratches. Right now it is all in pieces. Once I clean it, dry lube everything, and get it all back together, your comments on the guard will probably make more sense to me (and I will have the manual for help).

Possible stupid question: What is the hole for in front of the blade? I assume it had a cover on it at some point.

I forgot to ask about blade wrench when I purchased it – hopefully something I have kicking around will fit.

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#4 posted 03-17-2016 04:19 PM



MrUnix – I had seen that link, but was a bit spooked to use it. I work in IT, so opted to pull the file down from another users machine (and now they suffer with an additional browser toolbar) – but I got the manual, so thanks.

Toolie – Thanks for the tips. I will ignore front rail scratches. Right now it is all in pieces. Once I clean it, dry lube everything, and get it all back together, your comments on the guard will probably make more sense to me (and I will have the manual for help).

Possible stupid question: What is the hole for in front of the blade? I assume it had a cover on it at some point.

I forgot to ask about blade wrench when I purchased it – hopefully something I have kicking around will fit.

- Forseeme

the hole in front of the blade is for a plastic disk onto which i line can be scribed to represent each side of the blade as an alignment aide for crosscutting. i’ve never used either of mine ( i have a similar c-man and a 2412.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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