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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 01-12-2017 03:33 PM 600 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Charlie75

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01-12-2017 03:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ridgid table saw extension table router table

I have installed a melamine router table insert into the space on the right side of the table saw. This is temporary arrangement because I want a MDF top with laminate for a permanent top.
What I was thinking about was removing the stamped steel plate on the right side of the table and replace the whole thing with the MDF top and laminate.
Has anyone else done this? Is there any reason not to? I don’t think I have seen any of the videos on utube or tutorials where that was done.

Charlie

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ChefHDAN

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#1 posted 01-12-2017 03:56 PM

Charlie, you don’t say what saw you’ve got, but I kept both steel wings on my Ridgid TS3612 w/TS3650 fence-rails. I added an additional table to the right of the blade and used 3/4” ply with a HPL top & a 1”x2” solid oak wrap; which i put in a cut out and rabbeted for a Rousseau plate. Unless you’ve got serious space issues the extra surface is a very nice feature to have. You can see my saw here in one of my projects, the only modification to the saw was drilling through the edge of the cast to bolt the left edge to the top, the front & back edges are connected with bolts into the tracks of the front & rear rails for the fence. I move the saw quite a bit and like the storage under the wing, so I use a 2”x2” frame that I can wedge in place at the far end to support the extension, some folks angle a support back to the base or use a full length cart.

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#2 posted 01-12-2017 04:34 PM

I had done this with with my old Ridgid saw. It worked very well. The ext table was flatter , more rigid and easier to adjust as one piece rather than leveling a wing and then separate ext. table.

I say go for it.

Quik

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