Being new here I haven’t blogged yet, so here goes.
A few years ago (7) I put together a nice table saw combo using all incra stuff (woodpeckers) I didn’t have the money for a stand alone router table, so I thought I’d get their router table for the saw so I could use it in tandem with my TS-III saw fence, which by the way is awesome! After I moved and set up my new shop I noticed my table was sagging by about 1/16th of an inch at the plate, so I called them up and they sent me a new table. Again a few years go by and BAM, the table is sagging again. I figure its because of the weight of the router and lift, and the fact that I leave it in there all the time. At the woodshow recently the guys at the incra demo confirmed that for me, they told me they swap tables all the time because over time they sag… the router lifts weigh a ton.
So how do I solve it? Well I figure with a torsion box and a cabinet. The router table is suspended from the Fence rails, so I want to add some extra support, I’ll do that by building a router cabinet under the table. I will flatten the table and keep it that way buy using a torsion box type structure under the table. I am confident this will keep the top flat. Here is what I am dealing with.
-- Chuck [Elgin, IL]