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Forum topic by synecdoche posted 569 days ago 2737 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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synecdoche

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569 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: ryobi featherboards tablesaw beginner

I have a Ryobi RTS21 Table Saw that I received as a gift (my first saw) that I am growing to dislike immensely. The main problem for me is the silly slots. As you can see in a picture on Trev_Batstone's Table Sled project, there are little lips that makes them pretty well useless for any after-market slot accessories you might want to get.

I was reminded of this yesterday when I picked up one of those yellow Milescraft featherboards. The featherboard can fit into the slots just fine, except where the lips are—this means at the back of the saw.

I’m just wondering if anybody else has engineered anyway around this stupid “feature.” (Also, why the heck would Ryobi have done it this way, anyway?). I think I have read about people grinding them down but I don’t have the equipment to do that.


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#1 posted 569 days ago

That is Ryobi engineering at its finest most useless concept.
I’d be after those “lips” with a mill file in a heartbeat.
Sometimes those designers should go out into the real world and talk to folks who would use the equipment.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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