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Forum topic by Camper posted 08-04-2011 05:34 AM 1730 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Camper

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08-04-2011 05:34 AM

Hi everyone, I just installed a Delta T2 fence on a Ridgid 3650 saw. It seems like the original power switch is designed to slide into a t-track under the front fence rail. I believe this is common with contractor saws. Well, the T2 does not have such a t-track. Does anyone have any ideas how to attach the power switch. Pictures would be great.

One option is to drill and tap two holes in the bottom of the front rail and attach the switch with two screws but I rather avoid this if at all possible. Thanks in advance.

-- Tampa-FL


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#1 posted 08-04-2011 06:44 AM

Put longer bolts on the fence and mount on a bracket from behind the fence?

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 07:10 PM

No, behind the fence on the inside. (The other end of the bolt)

Then just bend a bracket to make it stick out where you can reach it.

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 04:38 AM

This turned out to have a fairly easy solution. I used the existing holes in the power switch assembly and attached it to the underside of the front rail using an existing screw which is used to attach the tube to the front rail. I used a double sided foam tape along the edge where the power switch assembly is tight against the bottom of the front rail. Here are some close-ups. Seems to be working just fine.

-- Tampa-FL

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