I have a DW746 TS with the 30" rails. Right now I have a stamped metal
wing on each side that came with the saw. The right-side wing extends
about 11" -- about 1/2 of the way to the end of the rail. I'd like to
extend that surface all the way to the end of the rail. I did acquire a
cast wing that I can install there but discovered that its outer edge has
no holes -- and it is only as wide as the existing stamped wing. Also, the
front rail that holds the fence has no additional holes beyond the one that
connects to the 11" wing.
Question: What is the best way to attach a "full-width" wing to the right
side of my TS? Anyone have posted photos that show this?
Should I add the cast wing to the right and then drill it and attach to its
right edge the second wing (made out of wood)? (I'd like to avoid the
drilling, though if I had a tap of the right size it might make sense)? If
so, how do I support the outer edge of the 11" or so wooden wing? With
angled braces back to the roller base?
If I build the entire wing out of wood (maybe an mdf or melamine top for
now), do I just improvise hardware to tie into the holes already in the saw
and the rails?
Suggestions appreciated. TIA. -- Igor