Figure A: Rip/Crosscut Table Details
Build the jig from pieces of 2x4, 2x6 and 3/4-in. cabinet-grade plywood for about $50 and three hours of your time. Cut the opening width and depth of the plywood cutout to the same dimension as the widest part of the saw table. You may need to remove 1 in. from the right end so you can move the fence fully to the right side of the table when you're using it for ripping long pieces. Be sure you have adequate saw table support when you have it in the side position as shown in “Crosscut Position.”
The saw table must sit on the support carriage at least 1 in. on each side. We cut our carriage supports 4-1/2 in. wide from pieces of 2x6. Note: Before using this cutting jig, be sure to clamp it to each sawhorse and then weight the far horse with a sandbag or a full pail for added stability as shown.
Note: Figure A can be downloaded and printed from Addtional Information below.