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by gac5ss
Tue Sep 26, 2023 12:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?
Replies: 35
Views: 33044

Re: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?

Thanks JPG, as how I'm new to forums as far as posting goes, I was just trying to be respectful. Jerry, If I was going to do it without access to a mill I would use a tablesaw, not a router. If you have a cast iron top saw it might be easier to mill the aluminum plates, as you will need to use an a...
by gac5ss
Wed Sep 20, 2023 11:43 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?
Replies: 35
Views: 33044

Re: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?

Jerry, We have similar idea's as I also have 2 Shopsmiths and was planing to do the same thing. This is the first forum I've ever posted on, so when I figure out the picture posting process I will post pictures of how I make out. I will be happy to share anything I figure out if it helps you, or an...
by gac5ss
Wed Sep 20, 2023 6:34 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?
Replies: 35
Views: 33044

Re: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?

Jerry, I've also seen that post with the pictures of the plates, it looks like he was replicating the way the bars fit on the original Ryobi table. I just bought a used table off from ebay (cheap) to get accurate dimensions for plates like Ron's. I don't believe using just holes to index the bars w...
by gac5ss
Tue Sep 19, 2023 2:56 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?
Replies: 35
Views: 33044

Re: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?

I also would like to adapt a set of Ryobi BT3000 rails to my 510, instead of going to the 520 system. Maybe someone else on here has more information on the Ron May plates? Kevin I tried to contact Ron in late January 2023 via an email he used back in 2014. We had held a conversation via email on h...
by gac5ss
Tue Sep 19, 2023 12:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?
Replies: 35
Views: 33044

Re: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?

An after thought: Would it be advisable to shave off 1/16" total of the Shopsmith tables that I'm going to use in this conversion by running them through my Ryobi table saw? Of course making sure the cut is straight and square. I would advise against shaving the 510/520 main tables unless it i...
by gac5ss
Mon Sep 18, 2023 9:22 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?
Replies: 35
Views: 33044

Re: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?

Hi folks: Here's an idea for an alternative rail system to the 520. My main table saw is a Craftsman 22811, which is modeled after the Ryobi BT3100. As many of you probably know, the Ryobi BT3000/3100 has a pretty loyal following. I would say the hardest part of the build was making a notch in the ...
by gac5ss
Mon Sep 18, 2023 6:38 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?
Replies: 35
Views: 33044

Re: Adapting Ryobi rails to SS. Alternative to 520 rails?

Hi folks: Here's an idea for an alternative rail system to the 520. My main table saw is a Craftsman 22811, which is modeled after the Ryobi BT3100. As many of you probably know, the Ryobi BT3000/3100 has a pretty loyal following. I had some extra rails I purchased years ago for an extended table a...
by gac5ss
Mon Sep 04, 2023 6:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: PowerPro Headstock DIY Upgrade
Replies: 34
Views: 1403

Re: PowerPro Headstock DIY Upgrade

I have a speed increaser for under table shaper work and my last purchase of the 500 brought all manner of accessories and SPT's. Now to get the speed control working as intended. I also have the tube base to make it a user modified double tilt. With the speed increaser you get all the benefits of ...
by gac5ss
Mon Sep 04, 2023 12:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: PowerPro Headstock DIY Upgrade
Replies: 34
Views: 1403

Re: PowerPro Headstock DIY Upgrade

I bought a new PowerPro back in about 2012. The electronics failed about a month before warranty expired. Not sure what ShopSmith fixed. About a year later, the display failed. I replaced it, and late last year the 2012 PowerPro died. I got my 1985 mechanical headstock out of storage, did a deep cl...
by gac5ss
Sun Sep 03, 2023 3:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: PowerPro Headstock DIY Upgrade
Replies: 34
Views: 1403

Re: PowerPro Headstock DIY Upgrade

From time to time I have found the Gen 1 PowerPro headstock for sale on eBay. I think the low end price was around $1400 for a circa 2015 mfg date. I hesitated due to reliability questions I had after reading of overheating issues, issues with the electronics, etc. Would it be a correct assumption ...