Based on the size and layout of my shop, I don't want/can't have the overall width of the table saw to be any more than the current 36". The original rails on the Craftsman saw extend about 27" on the right of the blade and support the router table that I added. I do not want the Delta rails to extend any farther than the current rails. I just don't have the room.
Other than obviously voiding the warranty, is there any reason that I can't shorten the front tube and 2 pieces of angle iron to fit my needs? As far as I can tell from the manual, the rails just extend into open air, as shown in Figure 5 on Page 5.
I would cut the rails so that they are just long enough to support the current router table.