I appologise in advance for reposts but I have been having trouble
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After my last project I decided that I need to be able to cut plywood
table saw. It is a Ridgid TS2424. I was wondering if anyone has any
experiences with this saw as far as extending it both in width as well
outfeed. I am open to all suggestions. Thanks in advance...
Build an outfeed table of MDF, with or without laminate coating...IMO, shellac
works about as well, and is easy to refinish if needed.
Side tables can also be built in the same manner, but are probably best made
If you are thinking of adding a 50" fence, that's a different story for side
tables. The fence then becomes part of the system and allows much wider cuts.
There are so many possibilities, it's hard to describe just a few. On a
personal basis, I am using a couple sheets of 2" styrofoam to support the
plywood, while I rough cut it with a guide. Finish cuts are made on the
tablesaw. Finish cuts may also be made with the guide, using extra care and a
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Sounds like the direction I want to go in. What I am looking for is
suggestions on how to do this for this specific saw with the consideration
that it operates in my garage, but is not stored in the center of the room,
but rather only moved there when used then moved back against the wall when
finished. Perhaps someone may have some ideas about how to make either or
both of these (outfeed and side support) tables in such a way that they can
even be stored along with the saw without taking up much room...
As for incorporating a fence system that would also be an interesting feat.
The main problem I had was that I had some side panels that were in the area
of 32" ... I didn't mind rough cutting these with the circular saw, but it
would have been nice to be able to fence cut them to finish length. I even
tried the wide panel jig ala Norm, which worked out alright, but with some
of the larger pieces I ran out of jig/table before I ran out of panel which
put me in a very precarious position to boot....
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