|Forum topic by nwbusa||posted 745 days ago||12169 views||22 times favorited||29 replies|
745 days ago
Hi All, first post here after spending many enjoyable hours reading and learning from this site. Thought I’d share a couple of modifications I’ve made to my relatively new Ridgid tablesaw, in the hopes that others might find them useful.
I am a hobbyist with a small garage shop, and I have to park my tools against the walls when not in active use. So, having an outfeed table that takes up minimal space when stowed away was important to me. I came up with this design:
The toughest part was figuring out the angles for the folding leg, but when it was all said and done, the table is very sturdy. It’s made from 3/4” melamine and edged with some 1×2 oak I had on hand. I did have to screw a short length of angle iron into the back of the saw, to support the leg when it’s extended.
I took a similar approach for the router table insert, building the table from leftover outfeed table materials. Ordered the Benchdog insert and miter track from Rockler, and I was in business!
Again, being able to utilize the existing footprint of the TS was a big plus for me for this type of router table setup.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the post and I’ll look forward to contributing more soon.
-- John, BC, Canada