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How I installed the MLCS 2394 Router Table Extension onto the Delta 36-t30 30 t2 fence and rail.

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Blog entry by Blackie_ posted 05-16-2014 09:23 PM 1549 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The table saw is the outdated Hitachi c10fl with the upgraded Table Saw delta 36-t30 30 t2 fence and rail system meets MLCS 2394 Router Table Extension.

Router used in this application was the Dewalt 618 2 1/4 HP router.

Below I will go through in details with photos on how I installed the MLCS Router table Extension onto the rails of the upgraded Delta T2 fence and rail system, the MLCS table top is a 1-3/8” thick Table Top has a durable 23-1/2” x 27” melamine surface which is mounted on top of a 2” hard wood frame, after examining the router table kit all seemed to be nice, sturdy and tight and was a perfect fit between the rails.

The pictures below will show that I first drilled three 5/16” holes into the end table saw extension plate to allow 1/4” lag screws, screwed into the back part of the router table.

On the rear fence rail, I drilled three holes on top of the angle iron rail to allow 2” #6 wood screws to pass through along with counter sinking then mounted a 3/4” x 3” piece of scrap Alder to the bottom of the rail to act as a mounted bracket or anchor for the side frame of the router table.

I then removed the fence and the front rail guide that the fence rides on from the saw to allow excess to the mounting holes on the front rail the two last holes are the holes I used to mount a 2×4 under for the left side of the router table to mount too, I had to slice off 1/2” from the 2×4 before mounting it, I replaced two of the stock 3/4” mounting rail bolts with two 2” bolts so as to pass through the 2×4 .

This picture below shows by using the 3/4” piece of hard wood it allows the fence to still slide the rail without interference.

Using nylon tie down straps to hold the table in to help hold it up as I drilled the front 1/4” lag screws into the router table, I used clamps and a 3” level to plum the table to the table saw extension plate.

Once the front was secure, I then usied a scrap piece of hard maple as a brace from the floor to the front part of the table and using a level to plum it the rest of the way to the table saw, I did a temporary anchor on both sides using 2” #6 wood screws to hold it in place before securing it with 2” x 1/4” lag screws, I then removed the nylon straps and finished securing both sides with the lag screws .

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-17-2014 12:58 AM

Looks good, Randy. you’re in business now with a nice high fence!!
I like the stuff I get from MLCS!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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HorizontalMike

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#2 posted 05-18-2014 07:23 PM

Wow Randy! That is a very nice addition to your shop!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Bob Current

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#3 posted 05-19-2014 11:19 AM

Looks like one of them high end machines I see on the site, very nice work and description

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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dmisita

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#4 posted 05-20-2014 06:49 PM

That is really nice! Was it hard to retrofit the fence rails onto your machine? I’ve considered replacing my stock fence with the T2, but I hate drilling stuff. I never feel like I’m going to get it perfectly level. Perhaps I just need to invest in a proper centering bit …

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 05-20-2014 06:59 PM

dmisita, here is the blog on the fence install, it’s been so long ago I had forgotten how I installed it, luckily I made a blog on it as well, the stock fence on that Hatachi was a piece of crap.

Fence install

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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bigjim51

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#6 posted 05-20-2014 08:26 PM

I really like what you have done. I am not familiar with what MLCS means.

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 05-21-2014 01:00 PM

Bigjim

MLCS has very nice stuff, So far the items I’ve purchased I’ve not had any issues with.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#8 posted 05-23-2014 01:47 AM

Nice fabrication Randy. Very nice setup

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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timbertailor

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#9 posted 07-17-2014 02:34 PM

What a great space saving solution!

Looks great.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 07-17-2014 05:54 PM

Thanks Roger and Brad

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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