Internet #100618240

Model #AC1001

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
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Product Overview

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.
  • California residents
  • 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

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
8.5 in
Product Height (in.)
9.5 in
Product Length (in.)
8.5
Product Width (in.)
2.12 in

Details

Color Family
Orange
Material
Plastic
Power Tool Accessory Type
Other Accessory
Product Weight (lb.)
1
Returnable
60-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Questions & Answers

5Questions26Answers

does this work with the new ridgid R4513 table saw

Asked by googy February 6, 2018
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I am using mine on a non Ridgid table saw. As long as the table saw has a steel top it will work. The feather board uses magnets to hold it in place. It works great for me on a non Ridgid table saw.

RIDGID MagSwitch Plastic Featherboard Specifications

Asked by Alan September 14, 2012
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About 7/8 inch and holding strength don't know

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

Asked by Joe December 23, 2014
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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.

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

Asked by William January 10, 2017
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Hi William, There have not been any changes to this model of the feather board. Thanks for your interest. Greg

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

Asked by McJoe March 19, 2016
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No it does not. What you see in the image is what you get. The magnets will not work on aluminum.

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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
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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.
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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.
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Never used manufactured feather boards before but now happy I did
Never used manufactured feather boards before but now happy I did
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The grip is not a strong as I had hoped....
The grip is not a strong as I had hoped. It slips.
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Easy to use. Strong safe ...
Easy to use. Strong safe
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I was a little concerned after reading a few of...
I was a little concerned after reading a few of the reviews, but I'm extremely happy with mine. I like the feel of it when it engages/disengages, and it holds very nicely and would take some effort to move it once engaged.
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EASY TO USES ...
EASY TO USES
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The magnetic feature is great! My old one mounted in the guide track which took longer and limite...
The magnetic feature is great! My old one mounted in the guide track which took longer and limited my location. Should have bought a magnetic one to start with.
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