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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 09-07-2013 12:31 AM 1338 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My table saw is a small one. I don’t think it counts as a contractor saw. If I recall correctly it’s sold as a bench-top. I have it mounted in a stand and it serves me well enough. The one shortcoming of my TS is its size. I think the widest rip I can cut is 11 3/4 inches. I’ve given thought on how to add an extension wing and have even recreated the profile of the front edge so that the fence could be used on any extension I build. But If I’m going to add a TS extension, why not install my router in it? My router works very well and I usually have it mounted in a router table which I think was made by Black & Decker.

So as my thoughts turned to TS extensions and intergrated routers, I figured that the best idea would be to build a small router stand and incorporate that into the table saw, securing it and allowing it to be used with the TS fence. Because an extension will make the TS stick out into the aisle that is our basement, I’ll be putting the saw and the router cart on a mobile base together. That way I can push it toward the wall more and easily bring it out as needed. (I’ll also gain storage space for my router accoutrements, always a plus.)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 09-07-2013 10:45 PM

Sounds like a great plan Dave. Tools on wheels and extra storage is a plus! Post pics when it is completed.

-- God bless, Candy

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