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  • Fence for TS2424

    Hello all,
    I'm new to this forum but have been reading your posts for some time. This weekend I plan to purchase a TS2424 but have some questions about fence configurations. The standard fence set-up allows fow cutting 24" to either side of the blade but I've learned that the rails can be adapted to allow for a 36" cut to the right side and a 12" cut to the left. I'd much prefer this configuration but saw a price of over $200.00 to buy the different rails. At least I guess this is all I'd be buying because I'd already have the fence. does anyone know more about this? have any of you configured your saw this way? Thanks

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    You can adapt the existing rails to do what you want by sliding them to the right (or left). However, you will need to add support between the rails when they get that far away from the cast iron extension. I am in the process of building a side extension table for my saw to do the same thing. Several other regular users of this have already done it.
    Mark

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    • #3
      Purchase the rod support plus the hardware in the AC1036 Fence Accessory kit (http://www.ridgidparts.com/accessories/AC10360.phtml)if you slide the fence over. The fence scale will not be calibrated though.

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      • #4
        Everett,

        This is an easy modification to make. I have done it to mine and the extra capacity to the right is great. If you use the existing rails than you will have to replace the tape measure. If you got to my web sight Rob's Woodworking site and follow the link on the left side of the page, there are details and pictures of how mine is set up. You will need to support the rails on the right side or they will compress when you lock the fence. Ridgid makes a bar for this or you can build a side table. The extra support is nice for larger pieces. Hope this helps
        -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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        • #5
          thanks everyone for the advice. Now I know of several fixes and haven't decided which way to go. I'm tempted to just buy the support rod from Ridgid because it's the easy fix but the extra room the side table allows is leading me in that direction. I am thankful that there are a group of woodworkers out there who are ready and able to lend support. Actually, that's one of the things I've always liked about woodworking. You can pursue it alone without ever being on your own.

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          • #6
            RRich,

            I went to your web site and was very impressed!!! What a nice shop you have...you mentioned it was in the basement, any problem with the noise traveling up into to house?

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            • #7
              I was in HD today and was informed by the salesman that within a month there will be an additional version of this saw out that comes standard with a fence capable of a 36 inch cut to the right of blade. He lacked any knowledge of pricing or other differences. Take it for what its worth, he was unaware that soon “Manufactured in the USA” was going to come to an abrupt halt.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by airforceguy:
                RRich,

                I went to your web site and was very impressed!!! What a nice shop you have...you mentioned it was in the basement, any problem with the noise traveling up into to house?
                I did have some problems with noise at first, but I installed R13 insulation in the ceiling and that has taken care of most of the noise

                -Rob
                -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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                • #9
                  RRICH,
                  Thanks for the feedback, and keep that website going it's great!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by airforceguy:
                    RRICH,
                    Thanks for the feedback, and keep that website going it's great!
                    I have been working my butt off at work and have not had any time lately to get in the shop or update the web site lately, but I hope to get back to both real soon. Thanks for the kind comments.
                    -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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