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  • Table Saw Wing / Drop Leaf?

    I have a basement shop and space is at a premium, i have been looking at my table saw and thinking that i could save a lot of space i don't often use by having my extension wing act as a drop leaf with some legs on hinges. I already have some locking leg hinges and i don't see why this wouldn't work. I have an accusquare fence and love it. It would obviously need to be cut to make this work. I have a 52" fence and i almost never cut full sheets of plywood but i hate to loose the capability. Im thinking leaving ~36" of rip capacity as solid and having the rest of the 52" fence on the leaf section. anything im missing in trying to do this? i know it would be a bit tricky to get it all aligned but i would have adjustable feet on the legs.
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    Re: Table Saw Wing / Drop Leaf?

    To have 39" rip capacity your fence rail would have to go well beyond 39" !

    Tim

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      Re: Table Saw Wing / Drop Leaf?

      Making a hinged extension table would be no problem, but you will not be able to cut & hinge the fence rail. It just will not be practical to do so in a manner that will keep it accurate.

      I wouldn't hesitate to cut it down to 30 or 36" though. I had a 52" fence for about 15 years & only used that extra capacity a very few times. Mostly it was just in the way.

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