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Forum topic by radams503 posted 01-04-2015 04:44 PM 629 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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radams503

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01-04-2015 04:44 PM

Background:
I just purchased the Ridgid 4512, performed all of the alignment procedures with a dial indicator. Raising the blade and checking for the shift issue was the first test that I did, found shift to be <.004” which is acceptable and not an issue. Performed all other alignment procedures with out finding any issues. I just upgraded from using a Shopsmith for quite a few years and I am really happy with the 4512 saw.
Questions:
I have an Incra LS-TS-32 that I want to install on the 4512 along with a “white” woodpeckers router table on the left of the saw.
1. Does anyone have any tips on how to attach the router table to the saw table? Woodpeckers did not have any suggestions on how to attach it. In addition, I need to fabricate a 3” spacer to make the table dimension to a standard 27” wide for it to fit correctly. Any tips on attaching spacer to router table?
2. Should I remove the left side steel extension and move it to the right side of the saw?
3. Should I fabricate my own extension and attach to the right side?
Any suggestions regarding these questions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Rob Adams Portland Oregon


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#1 posted 01-04-2015 07:29 PM

First, let me say I hope you have better luck with maintaining alignment than I have.

About that extension; I have always hated the huge open gap between the right side extension and the right most position of the fence. If moving the extension over would fill it, that would be a good thing. Or cut a piece of melamine or laminate countertop material to fill the space.

I plan to make a router table to fill that space on my saw, but aparrently you have a reason to want the router on the left.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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radams503

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#2 posted 01-05-2015 12:24 AM

Thanks for the response I am new to this site. I have had the saw for about 2 weeks,I have checked blade alignment 3 times and miter slot to blade 2 times, no issues yet.

The primary reason to install router table on left is, following recommendations from Incra (Mark) and from woodpeckers. They both said left side keeps the operator on the same side and all you have to do is remove blade gauard, lower blade and slide Incra jig to access router. I like this idea, this is why I am installing on left,. In addition, I do not require purchasing Incra support legs if RT is on left. There is adaquate support for weight of router and lift.
Rob

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