Has anyone made an outfeed table for the Sears or Ridgid contractor
tablesaws that have the front and rear attached "align-a-rip" type fences?
I can see how to attach an outfeed table to a front-only attached or even
rear attached flat style fence but am not sure with the "S" design of the
Sears. Does an outfeed table even need to be attached? I'm thinking that
an unattached one with a slight misalignment of the miter slot could be a
Thanks for any ideas.
I've got a Ridgid model TS2412 and my outfeed table is set away from the saw
with just enough clearance for the rip fence to move freely. Also, the miter
slots are a little over width with a couple holes drilled in them to keep
crap from building up. I can't see it necessary to have them tight fitting
since you wouldn't run the miter gauge or sled too much farther than the
blade. There was some more detailed discussion about that part of it here a
little while back. Also, my outfeed doubles as an assembly table, picnic
table (for when I have to eat in the shop) and bed (for when I have to sleep
out there) :-) It's got to be a woman thing!!!!
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They're just stupid drawings that give you a cheap laugh."
I have a TS2424 and built the outfeed table featured in Wood Magazine's
October 1999 issue (#117). That just happened to feature the TS2424 as the
contractor's saw they were attaching the table to, so it was pretty
specific. Here's the link to the issue. It's still available.
I really like this table. It folds down behind the saw so that there's no
real loss of space when you slide it back to the wall (OK, 3/4" or so).
Since I didn't feel like spending $100 on formica to laminate the top of
some MDF, I used birch plywood and high gloss ploy. Works great and easy to
Shoot me an e-mail if you want additional info.
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