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
$34.97 /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

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Alan
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September 14, 2012
Can you please tell me the diameter of the magnets and their rated holding strength?

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July 22, 2014
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About 7/8 inch and holding strength don't know
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April 29, 2014
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0.5 in dia. Do not know rated cap but used on lumber up to 2 x 12 and no movement whatsoever.
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April 25, 2014
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I just rated this product and gave it a rating of 3. I don't know how long it takes to post my rating, so I give here a summary: The design has potential but it is not suitable for general woodworking because it is smallish and the magnets are too weak. I would recommend it but only for light duty work. I had it only for one day, tried it, and it is going back to the store. The package does not specify Read More
I just rated this product and gave it a rating of 3. I don't know how long it takes to post my rating, so I give here a summary: The design has potential but it is not suitable for general woodworking because it is smallish and the magnets are too weak. I would recommend it but only for light duty work. I had it only for one day, tried it, and it is going back to the store. The package does not specify holding strength but I can fairly easily move it with one hand. Read Less
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Walnut, MS 38683, USA
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July 10, 2013
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I can't tell you the diameter w/o looking at it. It does turn on & off. I can't use it on any of my Craftman tables. The magnet holding strength is increditably strong. I haven't tested the holding strength but I do know it does not move when I use it.
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May 28, 2013
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Magnets are roughly rectangular, about 1 inch by 3/4 inch. Can't give you an actual measured strength, but on a cast iron table, with both magnets switched on, I cannot move the device no matter how hard I try.
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January 22, 2013
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About an inch, very strong
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September 18, 2012
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The magnets are between 15-20mm in diameter, and the slip force of them is around 12-15 lbs.
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Is this Mag switch sold by Home Depot, under the brand of Ridgid, the same as the Universal Featherboard manufactured by Magswitch company?

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December 23, 2014
They seem similar except for color and the Magswitch company lists holding power of magnets.
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They seem very similar but the Ridgid one seems to be a little looser.
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July 14, 2015
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Not sure but it looks about the same. Has great holding power. I have not had the chance to use it but looks like it will be handy on my bandsaw table.
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January 7, 2015
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The RIDGID® MagSwitch Plastic Featherboard has magnets that are between 15-20mm in diameter, with a slip force of around 15-20 lbs.
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Not to my knowledge. Thank you for choosing RIDGID.
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Does this featherboard include hardware for attaching to the aluminum fence of the Ridgid R4512 cast iron top table saw?

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March 19, 2016
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Yes, the featherboard does have hardware for mounting.
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MagSwitch Plastic Featherboard is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 55.
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 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 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 1 out of 5 by from Not the same as the original one I purchased. I purchased a Ridgid magnetic featherboard several years ago. It has excellent holding power and is extremely difficult to move by hand once locked down. Since the one I purchased is the only one Ridgid sells and looks similar, I made the assumption they were the same unit. I was wrong. The new one has a thinner spine and much weaker magnets. Not sure why, but this won't work in my shop. I can push the featherboard across the table with one hand fairly easily. It's getting returned.
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Secure and simple I used this featherboard to rip a series of thin boards on my craftsman table saw and it worked great. The twisting knobs on the top move freely and one-handed use is possible. The magnets make this a very versatile tool that does not have to rely on the miter gauge slot. I was initially concerned about getting this square to the blade but after using it this wasn't an issue at all.
Date published: 2011-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product at a Great Price This is my second one of these. The first is the MagSwitch brand name. The same thing, but for a lot more money. I now use one on the infeed as well as outfeed side of my jointer. They really hold and are reversible to allow for different directions of feed depending on the machine. Don't give it a negative rating because you don't have a metal table surface. It's a magnet!
Date published: 2011-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I love this feather board. I have tried to displace it while using it, just to see if I could. But, I could not move it at all. Super easy to use, too, with just 2 switches for the magnets. I have tried using other feather boards (ones that clamp into the miter slot and other variations) but I have never used one that is as steady and applies as much pressure as this one.
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't stay.... Magnets aren't quite strong enough to keep the tool where you want it. It may work ok for very light weight material but for what I'm doing it just won't do the job.
Date published: 2015-11-11
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