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#1 posted 01-29-2020 06:14 AM

Thanks Brian and Kelly,
I am in a rare “jig/personal protective equipment” acquisition mode. I’ve been buying jig parts and bits online and a few jigs on Ebay. I bit the bullet for the Board Buddies jig/yellow roller jig from Peachtree for less than $50 shipping included. A lot of reviews and I finally saw the one that said “fits on the newer Ridgid table saws without extra stand offs or aluminum tracks. Even if I do need them, a stand off or a 1/4 inch track to fix to the top of my fence is no problem.
Even if it spends most of the time in a drawer as long as it is there when I need it then it will be worth it.
Thanks Kelly, that seems like a great solution for one of the drawbacks other users have written about. I’ll use that tip for sure.

Brian, I actually built an adjustable featherboard for the top of my fence that I use now. I managed to chop it up a bit so I found a pair of Bosch OEM featherboards on Ebay for less than $10 tonight. I’ll make another one so I’ll have a pair for ripping thin stock. I’m in the mode of buying and making jigs so that I ALWAYS have at least three safe guards for any cut I make. That is part of the mental checklist I run through on my table saw every time I use it. I need to to that with all my power tools and that is what I’m working towards.

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