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Forum topic by BlasterStumps posted 10-05-2018 02:05 AM 686 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BlasterStumps

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10-05-2018 02:05 AM

I have the Ridgid R4512 table saw. I did not put the dust chute in when I assembled it. Now I would like to have it in there because I want to use a dust collection system on it. I will have to tilt the saw over and lay it down on something in order to take the weight off the base so it can be unbolted then add the dust chute, bolt the base back on and stand the saw back up. The other option for getting the weight off the base would have to be to pick the saw straight up. I could do that but don’t know how to sling for that.

Anyway, that’s the gist of my plan but I was wondering if anyone has tackled that job in the past and if you had some advice on what to do or what not to do. I’m by myself and a little concerned about the weight and don’t want to damage the saw.

I have a Maxxtow hydraulic lift that attaches to the tow hitch on my pickup. I also have a strap hoist.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado


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syenefarmer

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#1 posted 10-05-2018 02:35 PM

Haven’t done this but my plan would be this; disassemble and remove the fence and rail system. Remove the bolts holding the saw to the base unit. Go to the liquor store and buy a 12 pack of beer. Find a beer loving buddy to help you lift the saw off of the base. Install the dust chute while your beer loving buddy enjoys a beer. Between beers you and your buddy can lift the saw back onto the stand and reinstall the bolts holding the saw and base together. Finish off the 12 pack with you buddy then reinstall the fence and rail system the next day when your head clears up.

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#2 posted 10-05-2018 03:37 PM

Yes! I already have the beer. I’ve been sampling it just to make sure its not going bad.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#3 posted 10-05-2018 06:30 PM

If it’s any where near as fun as it was assembling my Delta table saw, then 12 beers won’t be enough.

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#4 posted 10-06-2018 04:39 PM

Turns out it wasn’t as big of a job as I had imagined. I suspended my strap hoist from a chain that I have over a couple rafters. I didn’t have to lift more than tilting it back a little until the strap hoist and sling took the load. Let it down on it’s back and added the chute then ratcheted it back to near upright until I could bring it forward onto all four feet. I didn’t even have time to drink a beer. Now on to building my dust collection system.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#5 posted 10-08-2018 10:48 PM

The hose is all connected to the table saw dust chute and my vacuum/dust collection system is very nearly ready. Just lack the cyclone which should show tomorrow. I need to find at least one 90ยบ elbow for the takeoff from the vacuum. I used an old brush head and a short sleeve for an elbow for the time being. Hope it works.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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