Anyone installed Cast Iron Wings on Ridgid R4512???

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Forum topic by theschubinator posted 10-16-2017 03:29 PM 2625 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2017 03:29 PM

I was thinking about upgrading the wings on my R4512 to cast iron. I’ve already upgraded the fence to a Vega 40, so that has added a little additional weight already. I bought this table saw because I need it to be mobile and wheel around the shop when needed. I’m concerned if I add the extra 70 or so pounds that the casters wouldn’t be able to support the extra weight. I’m thinking it might just be a better idea to build my own wings out of melamine as the default wings on the Ridgid are horrible. Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 10-16-2017 04:48 PM

I didn’t add wings to mine, but I installed an outfeed table that was fastened to the rear via a hinge, and I’ve moved it around with a bunch of stuff on top of it (at least 50-60lbs). The one I had was an earlier generation with the 4-wheel base, but even so, with that much weight, the lift system would sometimes “disengage” if I hit a bump on the floor.

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#2 posted 10-16-2017 04:59 PM

Thanks William. I suppose the best test is to put 70 lbs of stuff on top and try to move it around and see what happens :-). I won’t need to move it too much. But my shop is my garage, so if the time arises I need to park the car in the garage during a storm, I want to be able to clear a space for it.

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