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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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I just picked up and set up a Ridgid TS2410LS portable table saw. quick question on the extension tolerance:

with the extension in I have the extension perfectly level, at full out the front of the extension is near perfect, however, the rear is down 1/8th

Is this acceptable for a table saw in this price range ($450)?

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I had that saw. I never measured but I never had a problem with it either.

If you make cuts and it does not effect them then I would not worry about it, but it seems to me something may a little loose on the back. Can you wiggle it up and down?

A 1/16" is a lot for less than a 2 foot span though. If it is new maybe you can try another one ot go look at the one on display to see if it is any different.

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The back rail was loose, I did tighten it up and check for adjustment, but there isn't any. Good idea to check a floor model, maybe I'll do that on the way home tomorrow.

figures, that was the last thing I adjusted!
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pascal,
are you talking about a wing extension?

sorry , i see now.

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yeah, the wing extension. I just waled out to the garage and re-measured and the gap is 1/8th - turns out I have a very inaccurate spark plug gauge (checked with digital caliper).

I'm a little on the perfectionist side - however I try to be realistic - this is not a $4k table saw - 1/8th seems like quite a bit though...
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My 2 cent's worth: The drop could cause a problem if the wood being cut is heavy enough. If it is extended over far enough you will bibd the blade or have a cut not square.

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Hi: Even at $450. I think it should be a lot closer to perfect than what it is. It would seem that the adjustment for the rear end of the extention is out of whack.
Perhalps the bolt hole to attach it to the saw is off a bit. Is it possible that the hole could be enlarged to allow more adjustment? I would also check the extention for warping, from front to back. Hope this helps Woodnut65
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I loosened up the rear four bolts and moved the rail up a bit. Only thing that bugs me is that the rear rail is flush to the T-Track, while the front is down 1/16th. Something doesn't seem right about that. checked everything in both directions for level and it checks out.

aside from this, I'm very impressed with the saw for the money!
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I don't have this saw but there are a few guys over at www.ridgid.com that do. Find the link at the top of the web page for the forum and then start you searches. If you haven't already been there, give it a look-see.
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Is the table extension flush to the top of the rails that hold it?
If so the rails are likely down check them with a metal yard stick, framing square or some other reliable as-long-as-possible straight edge. When I was installing my extension it was higher and the fence smacked it.
Flush the Ext. to the rails and then the rails to the table. If the Ext. is floating, you might consider a support leg under the end.
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