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    I know that I have seen suggestions on this forum for converting a TS2424 to allow for 36" to the right of the blade. Can you post a list of necessary items and some suggestions for moving the rails to the right and getting the additional sawing capacity?


  • #2
    I just recently went through this conversion myself...
    The parts you will need to retrofit your saw from a 24"x24" to 36"x12" are as follows:
    1.) Qty.1, Rod Support. (827583)
    2.) Qty.2, Plate Support. (827585)
    3.) Qty.2, Screw, Socket Set 10-32 x 7/16. (141669-35)
    4.) Qty.7, Washer Shim. (818309)

    Download (Click Here) the AC1036 manual to assist you in making the adjustments... See pages 14 through 19… they completely cover the whole installation…

    You will need to find a new rule/scale for your front fence rail because Ridgid doesn’t have one for the TS2424 rail that is 36”, and the TS3612 scale is too wide from what I have heard, but can be trimmed down...
    Here is a link (Click Here) to a scale that might work for your saw...

    I marked the exact right end (24" mark) placement on my fence with a pencil and peeled the old scale off... Then applied the new 36" mark of the new scale starting from the right to left where the old 24" pencil mark was... Let the scale run out to the left... You can make a mark on the right if you want to see how it lands compared to the old one... It was very easy, but 2 people to stick it down helps... I would put the left scale/rule on last after the job is all done and the saw is lined up, if you even need a left 12” scale… I can give more detail on this if you need…

    Here are some pictures of my fence upgrade:
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    Picture 4
    Picture 5

    Hope this helps… [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Regards,<br /><br />Big Johnson<br /><br />Pictures: <a href=\" gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php\" target=\"_blank\"> gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php</a>


    • #3
      You can trim the 36 and 12 inch tapes with a pair of scissors. No big deal there at all. Other than that just follow what Big Johnson has told you. Once you finish the conversion you will think you have a new saw! Good Luck! Dave [img]smile.gif[/img]


      • #4

        Well, it looks like I'm a little late . Just follow the instructions those guys gave you and you should be good to go.



        • #5
          Thanks guys for the information. I have ordered the parts that Big Johnson suggested and I should have 36" of capacity by next weekend.....just in time to cut down the panels I have glued up for a coffee table.

          Thanks again for all of the help!!

          - Jamie


          • #6
            You are welcome Jamie. It's a major difference in what the saw can do. Dave


            • #7
              Can't wait to hear back, once you get your parts on, how much you like the extra capacity... Also, let us see some pic's of the new coffee table when you get her put together... Sounds neat... If you have any other questions on your retrofit assembly, just yell...
              Regards,<br /><br />Big Johnson<br /><br />Pictures: <a href=\" gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php\" target=\"_blank\"> gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php</a>


              • #8

                I received the parts from Ridgid, so I slide the rails down and now I have 36" of capacity to the right of the blade. It works like a champ.....I would recommend this to anyone who owns a TS2424. The additional capacity is well worth the $20 it costs.

                Thanks for all of the suggestions. The adjustments went very smooth.

                - Jamie


                • #9
                  Congrat's Jamie...
                  I knew you would like the retro-fit... So now that you got all that rip capacity to the right, what'ya gonna build???
                  Regards,<br /><br />Big Johnson<br /><br />Pictures: <a href=\" gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php\" target=\"_blank\"> gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php</a>


                  • #10
                    Hiya BIG Johnson,
                    Did you remove the old rails and fence? Or just add on? If you did,do you have the 2424 system? And would be interested in selling?


                    • #11
                      Big Johnson -

                      I have New Yankee plans for a coffee table that I have been working on. I have the top planed, jointed and I just need to cut it to width. 24" to the right of the blade wasn't enough...but I have plenty now.

                      We recently refinished the hardwood floors in our living room, so an oak coffee table should fit nicely. I will post some pictures when I get it finished.

                      Thanks again for the help. The added capacity really makes a difference.



                      • #12
                        I simply lossened the rails on my saw and slid them down to the right and retightened the fasteners... I am using the original fence rails that came with my TS2424LS... Someday I will put an INCRA fence on and then will likely sell the original rails or just store them away...

                        If you are looking for a fence, I would look at Woodnet...

                        What are you running for a saw???

                        [ 02-20-2003, 10:42 PM: Message edited by: Big Johnson ]
                        Regards,<br /><br />Big Johnson<br /><br />Pictures: <a href=\" gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php\" target=\"_blank\"> gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php</a>


                        • #13
                          If you have limited space in your shop (like me), instead of the rail spacer bar, build an addional extention wing with router mount.
                          The one thing I can make without fail, everytime, is a mess.


                          • #14
                            If you did put a router on the right side ,do you still need all of the parts in the second post?


                            • #15
                              I think not. That is the spreader bar to support the rails.

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