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  • TS2424 "Extension"

    Am ready to move my rails to the right to get 36" R & 12" L.
    My problem is how to make (where to attach) the table I'll have to make to support my workpiece and keep the rail rigid (ridgid?).
    Thought about just making a table (free-standing) with 4 legs, but it seems like it would be better to attach it to the existing cast iron wings.
    Would melamine or MDF be best?
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Rodney

  • #2
    Hello Rodney,

    I'm going to do the very same thing to my saw. I'm still in the planning stage, as I try to figure out the best way to got about it. Check out this personal web site:
    http://home1.gte.net/rritch/page8.htm

    Rob explains very well how he made the mod to his TS2424. The only catch is, if you look carefully the front fence rail appears to be in the same position as stock?? What gives? I've e-mailed Rob, awaiting response. Hope this helps.

    Marshall Guillory
    Got Wood? - http://www.hobbyworm.com/ (personal WW site)
    Best regards,<P>Marshall Guillory<BR>personal WW site:<BR>Got Wood? - <A HREF=\"http://www.hobbyworm.com<BR>marshall_guillory@yahoo.com\" TARGET=_blank>http://www.hobbyworm.com<BR>marshall_guillory@yahoo.com</A>

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    • #3
      <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> The only catch is, if you look carefully the front fence rail appears to be in the same position as stock?? What gives? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

      I have the stock rail on the 2424. Make sure that you have the correct rail. with the 2424in the stock config the capacity is 24" both sides of the blade. I have mine set 12" left and 24" right. In the original configuration the rail extends past both the left and right wings. If you notice mine is not past the left wing, and almost to the end of the new side table. If yours will not do this, make sure that you have the correct rails. The 2412 stock config is 12" left and 24" right, thus a shorter rail. BTW, I have removed the original open web side wing from the right side and attached the new table in it's place. Hope this helps.

      -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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      • #4
        Couldn't I keep my cast iron wings and just add a 12" table to one side and still slide my rails over?

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        • #5
          Woodstock,

          I dont know how that would work to be honest. at the minimum you would have to drilll mounting holes in the wing to mount the new table to. I personally like to side table connecting directly to the table. It gives you a much larger surface that is smooth and closed in. If you are concerned about the weight that is lost be removing the wing (which I was) you can hang the wing on the hooks for the fence (which I did)

          -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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          • #6
            Hi Guys, I just discovered this forum, great idea ie apples and apples...

            I was interested in the talk about extension tables etc. Some time ago in one of the WW magazines there was featured an outfeed folding table and the saw in question was the venerable TS2424. So I built it and it works like a dream. The next question I pondered was extending the right side and solved it by chance. I was in Sears (the tool section of course) when I saw a router attachment that fixed across the end of the table, was about 14 inches deep and the width was the same as the depth of my saw table. So I bought it and with a minor adjustment here and there it also works like a dream. Now I have the extra 14 inch table width and a reasonable router table. All I
            had to do was loosen the rails and slide them along. I don't know if you can still buy the router table but it might be worth a look. I forgot to mention that I have been told a number of times that Ridgid used to make Sears table saws etc and that many parts were interchangeable..? You all probably have heard the same.

            Cheers Ivor

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