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Router Table for the Sawstop

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Project by Matt in Franklin posted 07-08-2015 11:55 PM 5300 views 14 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Here is my finished router table/cabinet that I built into the Sawstop. The cabinet has space for router bits, accessories such as push blocks, guards, etc, and saw blades. It has a 110v and 220v outlet tied to a pigtail made from a generator extension cord so that I can power both tools from one plug. The router also has its own on/off switch.

The router sits in an Incra router lift to give me bit changes above the table. The center portion has plexy in the door so I can see whats going on with the router. It has dust collection both above and below the table. The legs have adjustable feet so that no matter where I place the saw, the cabinet will be supported properly.

Please give it a look and let me have your questions/comments.

Thanks.

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exelectrician

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#1 posted 07-09-2015 12:21 AM

Looks great with a top quality build. You have saved yourself a lot of what would be wasted space with this addition, well done.

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#2 posted 07-09-2015 12:25 AM

Excellent build and design Matt.

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Matt in Franklin

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#3 posted 07-09-2015 12:34 AM

@exelectrician, yes, the original extension table for the sawstop was wasting a ton of space. This makes MUCH better use of the space and I dont have to make a separate stand alone router table!

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#4 posted 07-09-2015 12:34 AM

Thank you Jim!

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#5 posted 07-09-2015 01:51 PM

well done sir

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Matt in Franklin

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#6 posted 07-09-2015 01:52 PM

thanks Buck!

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#7 posted 07-09-2015 01:55 PM

You did a very nice job on this router table. Congratulations.

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#8 posted 07-09-2015 11:21 PM

Nice router table for your nice saw! I see that Ryobi on the floor that must be very jealous.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#9 posted 07-10-2015 01:32 AM

Scott, thanks! Actually my old one was the Bosch benchtop router table which is soon to be on craigslist.

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#10 posted 07-10-2015 03:31 AM

Nice work, I have the same sawstop. I have been looking for ideas on the router table. Your work is inspirational! Do you have plans. Or did you just build it from the plan in your head?

Justin

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#11 posted 07-10-2015 11:32 AM

Justin, I built it from my head, but using ideas I have seen others have.

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#12 posted 07-10-2015 02:51 PM

I noticed your wing extends out from the guide rails a few inches – are you planning to add a miter track? I’ve see different set ups with and without the miter slot. Do you have any opinion on the use of miter slots. I thought it would be useful for using a coping sled or incra’s Ibox. I thought about extending the wing like you have done to avoid having to notch the rail out for the miter slot. However, if i do do that, I would want the spindle set a few inches away. What consideration did you have for the placement of the spindle?

Cheers Justin

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#13 posted 07-10-2015 03:03 PM

Justin, thanks for the questions. The front rail is actually longer by a few inches than the back rail. So from one side of the table it looks like I’ve extended it, but from the other side it actually lines up flush with the rail, thus I didnt include a miter slot. I didnt want to cut notches out of the fence rail in order to include one. On my old Bosch router table I rarely if ever used the miter slot and so I didnt think the benefits outweighed the work of trying to put a miter slot into this one. I dont have a coping sled and I have the Incra iBox, but I always use it on the table saw.

I set the spindle as far back as I could on my table to give me the most possible table space while making sure the router lift sat in a comfortable position in the cabinet below. I think the back edge of the plate is 2 inches from the back edge of the table.

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