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Forum topic by WoodWrite posted 05-05-2013 06:27 PM 763 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WoodWrite

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05-05-2013 06:27 PM

Hi All,
Due to money constraints, I purchased the Ryobi RTS10 table saw. The miter gauge is SLOPPY, and the slot is only 5/8 so the Incra wont fit. Anyone know of an aftermarket gauge that will fit?

My other option is to see if one of the shop guys at work can fabricate one for me.
Thanks,
Ron

-- Remember, the Titanic was built by professionals, the Ark was built by an amateur!


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Loren

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 06:30 PM

Best to built a cutoff box for such saws. Make
the runners out of hardwood.

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REO

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 09:52 PM

buy a piece of 5/8 x depending on depth 1/4” or 3/8” cold rolled and transfer the upper parts over to a new bar. make it longer though the originals are way to short.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 05-06-2013 02:07 AM

Take a center punch and punch the edges of your miter gauge bar to spread it until it is a nice fit.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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mandatory66

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#4 posted 05-06-2013 05:04 AM

I built a cross cut sled for my TB and have not used my miter gauge since. I use an old hand miter box for angles other than 90 Deg. A sled is not hard to build and is also much safer to use.

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WoodWrite

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#5 posted 05-07-2013 02:15 AM

Saw returned, buying better one. Problem solved.

-- Remember, the Titanic was built by professionals, the Ark was built by an amateur!

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The Box Whisperer

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#6 posted 05-07-2013 02:17 AM

was gonna say put alluminum tape on the bar but yeah a better saw may be the way to go. not liek Im running a crazy dreamsaw myself, but my ridgid r4510 has been good and with a few upgrades performs really well.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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