|Forum topic by ADHDan||posted 08-24-2012 08:40 PM||1748 views||1 time favorited||2 replies|
08-24-2012 08:40 PM
Honestly, I almost considered this too obvious to warrant posting, but considering the popularity of the R4512 table saw I figured I might as well. The right rail of the R4512 has three pre-drilled holes which – combined with three long bolts – lend themselves to some very helpful onboard storage. I put bolts through those holes, locked them down with lock nuts and wingnuts, and use them to hang lightweight accessories. In a small shop, this keeps my pushsticks and paddles, eye-and-ear protection, miter gauge extension, and extra inserts close at hands.
I only use this for relatively lightweight items so I assume it’s not putting too much drag on the rail, but if anyone thinks this is a bad idea please let me know.
Also, I made a very cheap and easy outfeed extension table that folds up and down on hinged struts that rotate around dowels (no drilling into the saw cabinet/base required). More pictures of this are available in my projects.
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.