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HokieKen

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#1 posted 06-11-2018 06:05 PM

I recently replaced the tables on my WM450 with some I made to use if for a sawbuck.

You can go longer on both pieces. I think they were about 22” originally and the ones I made are about 30”. The front movable piece really has to be about the same width as the original. If you make it wider, you will either have a clearance issue with the back piece in the frontmost position or the screw handles will hit the table and you won’t be able to turn them. If you really need it wider, you could always make some extensions for turning the screws I suppose.

For the back piece, keep the distance from the front edge to the knobs that locate it in the different slots the same. This ensures that you have clearance when using the frontmost slot position. You can really make it as wide as you want overall. But be careful, if you make it too wide and it’s back heavy, you’ll have to put some sort of weight on the bottom of the WM to prevent it tipping over backwards.

Good luck with your upgrade!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!


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