Router Table Extension

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Project by screwge posted 05-24-2009 04:23 PM 5344 views 18 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my router/tablesaw extension.
The frame is 1×3 poplar.
The top is 3/4” ply (to allow for the track)
The frame was rabbet (3/4”x1/4”) to allow the ply to sit flush and then the laminate was applied over the top and beveled at 22 1/2 degrees (just makes a cleaner presentation)
I made the extension extra long so I can still cut up to 48” or so on the table saw without having to mess with the router setup.
The on/off switch is set flush with the frame so I won’t hang up on it as I move by, but it still allows for easy and convenient shut-off.

The blue track was cut off shortly after the picts were taken. It was never meant to be that long. I just posted the picts before it was cut.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#1 posted 05-24-2009 04:33 PM

looks real nice , after i clean up the shop , i think i will start addresing the router world better .
thanks for the reminder .
enjoy .
p.s. is that a seperate fence , or did it come with the riser setup ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-24-2009 04:34 PM

Great Looking Setup!!

Have you had any trouble with the extended miter track?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-24-2009 05:15 PM

That looks like my Jessem Xacta router lift that came with my JET cabinet saw. However , your table is certainly of higher quality and I like the added track. My lift is facing in the opposite direction , so there is no room to install the track .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 05-24-2009 05:28 PM

patron – the fence on the lift came with it, it’s ok but eventually I’ll build a much better one. The long (white) fence is the table saw fence

lew – there is no purpose for the track to be that long. I just haven’t taken the time to cut it off yet.

Dusty56 – the lift is a Jessem (problably the same as on your saw) I specifically installed it backwards so I could have the track. You should be able to just turn yours around and get the same result. NOTE: if you do….you will have to re-tap the screw holes for the fence because once the lift is turned around, they are on the feed side of the bit.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#5 posted 05-24-2009 06:14 PM

that is a great looking router table… i did the same thing as you did…however i did it without the insert….now that i have a stand alone shop ( i dont have to share it with the wife’s car) i think i will make it more permanent set up like the one you have…..hope you don’t mind me borrowing a few of your ideas.


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#6 posted 05-24-2009 06:38 PM

Bob, go for it!

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#7 posted 05-24-2009 07:20 PM

I’m not going to mess around with it because I already have another router table with the track in it : ) Thanks for the feedback !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 05-24-2009 08:09 PM

Hey Screwge
Great router table . makes me what another one and I already have three . I’m a sick man. thanks for sharing a cool router table.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 05-25-2009 03:18 AM

Screwge, Thanks for posting this project. I have been contemplating this very thing for my Delta contractors saw. The undertable shoots were specially helpful Jim

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#10 posted 05-25-2009 04:05 AM

I made this a favorite. I bought another router today for a TS wing installation. Your work will be instructive for my project.
thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#11 posted 05-25-2009 04:08 AM

Great looking table and very versatile. I like where you mounted the switch. Good job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#12 posted 05-25-2009 09:54 AM



If there is any other input you need just let me know

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#13 posted 05-29-2009 05:49 AM

Great addition to the shop Terry.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 12-02-2009 10:41 AM

Thanks for posting your Router Table Table Saw Extension project . . .Nice Job!
As others have commented, your project has re-kindled my thoughts about getting this going, myself.

-- Farmer Bill Patriot to the U.S.A. Constitution & Bill of Rights under GOD!

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#15 posted 03-25-2010 05:56 AM

Miter saw with a junk blade will trim that miter track to size, a blue sharpie will come pretty darn close to right on for getting the color right…

FWIW, I am planning on redoing mine, and might just edge mine as you have done yours. Sure looks good that way…

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