Has any one out there mounted their RAS low enough to take up the
outfeed end of a table saw?
In other words, I have a table saw in the middle of my shop (which is
a bit cramped) and I would like to put my RAS on the TS outfeed side
wall. So, if I were to rip a long board, the RAS along the wall would
have to be low enough to allow the end of the TS-ripped board to ride
onto it - otherwise, the ripped board would collide with the RAS.
RAS tables are usually higher than table saws, which is the reason I'm
asking...Has anyone done this already? Any thoughts?
Having the RAS up near the eyes is very helpful.
Personally, I prefer long rips on the RAS. I have about eight feet of
fence, which gives really solid support for the rip.
Obviously you can do what you say, just think about how you use the RAS.
It's much better for dadoes, long rips, and miters on large stock.
Having a big workpiece solid on the table is a real blessing!
Now we'll be flamed for saying something nice about the RAS, but 30 years of
use have pretty well set me in my ways, even with all the adjustment
Well, I dunno. My Table Saw surface is at 36.5 inches. So given that,
I would have to mount the radial saw so that the TABLE topped off at
36 1/4, to be safe.
Just trying to fit as much in my shop as possible, without restricting
the amount of work space.
My back is OK at this point. ;-)
I didn't set mine up as an outfeed but I did set it at the same height as
its to the left of my table saw. I can use it as a left extension for sheet
goods if I need to. My shaper is also at the same height as the ts and ras
so I can use the ras table for the shaper too.
Now do you find your RAS is too low? Or does it work out ok?
I would also like to build benches on either side of the RAS for
crosscutting of long stock. I would like to submerge my router into
one of these benches, and at times treat the whole expanse as one big
router table. Kind of in the same spirit of your using the RAS as
support for your shaper...
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