Model # AC1001

Internet #100618240

RIDGID MagSwitch Plastic Featherboard
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RIDGID

MagSwitch Plastic Featherboard

  • Cuts wood securely and accurately
  • Compatible with table saws, band saws, jointers and more
  • Easily turns the magnets on or off with a simple half turn
$3497 /each

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Cut wood securely and accurately with the RIDGID MagSwitch Plastic Featherboard. It's perfect for holding wood securely against a fence or table with a cast iron surface. This featherboard features magnets you can easily switch on and off with a simple half turn to lock the featherboard where you want it.

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  • Ideal for holding wood securely against a fence or table with a cast iron surface
  • Designed to feed material on either the left or right sides of the blade without miter slot limitations
  • Compatible with table saws, band saws, jointers, drill presses or any tool with a cast iron table
  • Easy to turn the magnets on and off with a simple half turn
  • RIDGID lifetime service agreement
  • Made from plastic

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RIDGID MagSwitch Plastic Featherboard Specifications

Can you please tell me the diameter of the magnets and their rated holding strength? Alan
Asked by: Anonymous
About 7/8 inch and holding strength don't know
Answered by: fred
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is this Mag switch sold by Home Depot, under the brand of Ridgid, the same as the Universal Featherboard manufactured by Magswitch company?

They seem similar except for color and the Magswitch company lists holding power of magnets.
Asked by: Yojoe
The function and size are the same, but the performance is not. The magnets in the yellow Magswitch featherboard are 2 X's bigger than the magnets in the Ridgid version. The Ridgid version does not stay in place and is not recommended.
Answered by: Nobody
Date published: 2017-04-24

Does this featherboard include hardware for attaching to the aluminum fence of the Ridgid R4512 cast iron top table saw?

Asked by: McJoe
No it does not. What you see in the image is what you get. The magnets will not work on aluminum.
Answered by: Nobody
Date published: 2017-04-24

From the reviews I have been reading there was a change in the magnets used to hold the feather b...

From the reviews I have been reading there was a change in the magnets used to hold the feather board down to the machine's work surface. Is the currently marketed product using the weaker magnets?
Asked by: William
That is correct. I just bought one (April 2017). I compared it to the yellow Magswitch version and the magnets in the current Ridgid version are about half the size of the magnets in the Magswitch version. Due to the small magnets, the Ridgid featherboard does not stay in place. I returned the Ridgid one and am keeping the Magswitch one.
Answered by: Nobody
Date published: 2017-04-24
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Customer Reviews

MagSwitch Plastic Featherboard is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I thought I found a bargain in this tool--a genuine magswitch featherboard for $5 less than the y... I thought I found a bargain in this tool--a genuine magswitch featherboard for $5 less than the yellow "Magswitch" branded featherboards. I was wrong. I should have read the negative reviews before purchasing this. They're all true. This Ridgid featherboard is junk compared to a genuine Magswitch featherboard. Apparently Ridgid thought they could save money and boost profits by cutting the size of the magnet in half. They're fools. (See photo for side by side comparison) The Magswitch version does not budge once I lock it to the table. The Ridgid version somewhat easily moves out of position. Realistically, worrying about or dealing with a featherboard moving once you've started cutting a piece of wood completely negates the point in using a featherboard. And the added distraction just makes such work much more dangerous. There's no point in paying $35 for the cut-rate Ridgid version that slides around a table when you can get the Magswitch version for only $5 more. It's just plain stupid for Ridgid to make a junk version with magnets that are half as powerful as those in the real tool.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The magnet is much smaller and the overall weight is much less than the one I bought a just a cou... The magnet is much smaller and the overall weight is much less than the one I bought a just a couple of years ago. My old one broke a feather before giving up. That's why I bought a second one. The new one is moved when any healthy warp comes along. So if you only ever, ever work with FAS surfaced 2 sides or better you might be ok but rough cut lumber you'll re-position the featherboard regularly. This new and improved version doesn't help me
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The first one of these featherboards I borrowed from a friend and was so impressed that I recentl... The first one of these featherboards I borrowed from a friend and was so impressed that I recently (2/16) bought my own only to sadly learn that Rigid had made the magnets smaller and weaker. This new design was not strong enough to hold the board being cut and I returned the tool. Why would Rigid do such a silly thing??
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For anyone who does any serious woodworking, this is an... For anyone who does any serious woodworking, this is an absolute "must have". I was skeptical about the efficiency, strength and overall reliability but once I used it...I won't work without it. Fantastic buy !!!
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good product that I use frequently. It looses one star because it's a bit expensive, and mu... Very good product that I use frequently. It looses one star because it's a bit expensive, and must be ordered on line. I like it enough that I choose one as a gift for a woodworker buddy.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MagSwitch featherboatd Best featherboard ever. Easily and firmly attaches anywhere on table. Buy two and give one to a friend.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ridgid MagSwitch Fearherboard. Works as intended. This one is to replace the worn-out one that I've used for years. Handy tool.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This feather board makes woodworking much safer and is very easy to set up This feather board makes woodworking much safer and is very easy to set up
Date published: 2017-02-07
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