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#1 posted 08-01-2008 01:34 AM

I’ve been thinking about this same problem with my RAS and building it into a shelf/workbench. The idea is similar to what I’ve come up with (although I haven’t implemented yet). The big thing is that if you plan to use dados or other non-through cuts, you must have the RAS arm completely level with the table in all positions, so you’ll need to be able to adjust the height on all 4 corners easily. RAS being what they are, you’ll need periodic readjustment, so make sure you can easily reach the adjusters.

If you plan to do any miter cuts, you’ll need to ensure the table is level to the arm at all positions, which is even more dicey. Personally, I wouldn’t bother and would focus on being able to level it at just the center position, since they’re notoriously hard to keep aligned if you ever move the arm.

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