Vega Pro 40 Installation/Ridgid R4512

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Forum topic by SeanL posted 10-19-2016 02:32 AM 920 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2016 02:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question ridgid r4512 vega pro 40

Hello All….I am new to this particular site as you’ll see by my first posting. For whatever reason my username/password for another woodworking forum has stopped working for the last three days. So here I am.

I have a Vega Pro 40 fence/rails I am installing on my Ridgid R4512 and I am running into a couple of issues. I think I have the issues surrounded but I am not too proud to parade these issues before those of you browsing the world wide internet and let you tell me I’m on the right track or that I’m an idiot and need to go back to the drawing board. So, the square rear rail is the biggest issue so far. On the rear of the 4512, the factory tapped M8 holes don’t line up with the pre-drilled holes in the rail. Can I simply drill a hole into the square rail (with a bit of room for adjustment) so that the holes in the rear rail will then be 18” on center to the two outermost pre-tapped M8 holes in the back of the saw? Then I can get two longer M8×50 mm bolts to secure the brackets/rail to the saw. Yes, I realize i can drill/tap a new hole into the cast iron to match the existing holes in the rail, but as I am easily the worlds worst at drilling/tapping holes, I’d love to avoid that if I can. Does this strategy sound reasonable ?

Also, are the mounting plates to the right of the table saw for attaching a new extension wing? I assume that was their intended purpose but I have assumed things before and it did not work out so well.

Thanks much in advance for the feedback.


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