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FumbleThumb

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741 days ago

I’m just unpacking the R4512 table saw that I bough this weekendt, and after getting it set up and tuned (which could be a career in itself), the first thing that I’d like to do is to build a couple of sacrificial wood fences.

Could anyone tell me the size of the T-slots that run down the left and right side of the fence? And where can the T-nuts and bolts be purchased?

Thank you.

-- Don


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#1 posted 740 days ago

If those slots are the same size as the ones that came with the fences on the Ridgid contractor style saws then a ΒΌ” hex bolt will fit perfectly.

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#2 posted 740 days ago

Don;

You can also use T-bolts available at Rockler, Woodcraft, or in plumbing section as they are same as bolts used to hold down toilets. All have 1/4-20 threads.

Good luck with your new saw.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#3 posted 740 days ago

Thanks guys. I’ll grab a 1/4” hex nut and see if it works. The new saw is waiting for the old portable saw to complete it’s final project…...partitioning the garage so that the new saw will have its own enclosed space.

-- Don

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#4 posted 740 days ago

They’re 1/4 inch. The ones on top of the fence are 5/16” if I recall correctly.

For your sac fence, assuming you use 3/4” material, then a 3/4” long 1/4” hex bolt counterbored will fit perfectly.

Edit: forgot to add, for some reason the 1/4” t-bolts I have won’t fit in the R4512 fence slots, although they work in Rockler’s universal t-track just fine. So, yeah… Use the hex bolts :)

-- John, BC, Canada

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#5 posted 739 days ago

nmbusa: Okay, thanks. 1/4” hex bolts it is. I was planning to use some of the mountain of 3/4” pine that I’ve got lying around. Does it much matter if I use a softwood vs. a hardwood?

-- Don

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#6 posted 739 days ago

As long as the board is flat, any wood should work fine. I think lots of folks use plywood or MDF due it’s dimensional stability, bit with the board bolted to the fence, I don’t think using solid wood would pose a big problem.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#7 posted 739 days ago

Next to my stack of scrap 3/4” pine I’ve got another stack of 3/4” birch plywood scraps. Maybe I’ll try pine on one side of the fence, and birch plywood on the other…....kind of a tricked out table saw.

-- Don

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