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Project by Sandking posted 06-03-2009 05:52 PM 2472 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I have limited shop space (one car garage) and lots of Incra products I thought I’d make a router wing for my table saw until I eventually make a new workbench/router table. I used Incra’s router wing hardware (pic included) to mount it to my table saw. I think the hardware is worth the $30 because you get 4 brackets to mount to the rails and two steel stiffiners to prevent table sag.

Constructed of two pieces of MDF glued together (3/4” & 1/2”) with laminate on both sides and polar edges. I glued the MDF together and used screws in a grid pattern (very easy to draw the grid with Incra T-rules). I made a template out of ½” MDF to route out the plate location. I mounted a DeWalt 625 router (bought it for $125 for a widow of a woodworker in our club) with a Router Raizer in it. I had to drill a hole in the plate for access to the Raizer.

I’ve since purchased an additional plate for my Ridgid router. I figured when I finally build that workbench/router table I could keep two routers setup. I’m working on a medicine cabinet now and making doors with rail and stile bits. It would be much easier setting up if I could leave a bit in each router.

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Derrek LeRouax

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#1 posted 06-03-2009 06:05 PM

I just “attempted” the same general idea, but mine didn’t come out nearly that nice. Mine was 3 sheet of 1/2” MDF (didn’t have 3/4”) with poplar trim set between my table saw wings. I topped the piece with a piece of old PLAM, and now it works just fine.

Great Job!

-- Derrek L.

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Douglas Krueger

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#2 posted 06-03-2009 06:24 PM

Yup, have invested in Incra stocks as well, hard to beat the quality. Your router table will be something that grows in appreciation each time you use it.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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Sandking

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#3 posted 06-03-2009 06:26 PM

The Incra quality is great and their customer service is the best I’ve ever seen.

-- The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary....

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#4 posted 06-03-2009 10:28 PM

nice work, im also working out of a small shop and i get so tired of moving my router cabinet around to adjust for differrent lenth stock. i think this will be my solution as well.

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#5 posted 06-04-2009 03:20 AM

I’m planning to do a similar project on the extension wing of my Delta saw. Thanks for the pics, they have helped me get my thoughts together. I hope mine turns out half as nice.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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Sandking

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#6 posted 06-04-2009 03:34 AM

Thanks Jim. If you have any questions, please let me know.

-- The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary....

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#7 posted 06-04-2009 03:51 AM

I have a Triton router in the wing of my table saw and it comes in handy particularly when i do cope and stick operations then my set up doesn’t have to be changed back an forth.

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#8 posted 06-04-2009 03:36 PM

Hey Sandking, Nice job and love that Incra gear….cool.

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#9 posted 06-20-2009 02:39 AM

Nice job and details : ) Thanks for sharing your project with us. I have three routers that are set up all the time for dedicated purposes…such a time saver ! You’re going to love it : ) I rarely use my other routers that aren’t set up anymore.

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#10 posted 10-16-2009 03:37 PM

I am intending to do a copy of what you have. My saw is same as Rigid TS2424 with a 60” fence rail.

My plans were to put the router wing on the right side of the blade like many others posted. What are the pros and cons of a left side router wing?

Steve

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Sandking

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#11 posted 10-19-2009 04:15 PM

In terms of pros vs. cons I the biggest is my first reason. After that I think it’s purely what you like and what works in your space/workflow:

1) I wanted to be able to stand right in front of the router (like with a router table) for greater control _

2) I have the Incra fence for my table saw and router wing with long rails. The additional weight of the router table on the right side (long side) would require legs to help support the rails [that was recommended by Incra]_.

3) My one car garage is small so when I need to use my table saw with my huge (but extremely accurate fence) I need to move it a few feet to the left. If I had the leg supports under the rails they could actually misalign the fence since my garage floor isn’t perfectly level.

-- The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary....

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#12 posted 01-05-2010 09:50 PM

Now that is a nice router wing… I just finished mine, and it is a simple 3/4” 2 layer lamination of hardwood BORG ply, and 3/16” hardboard… No edging. I think I need to redo mine now…

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Sandking

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#13 posted 01-07-2010 04:21 AM

Thanks. It doesn’t have to be fancy, I just like to use my shop projects as practice for real ones.

-- The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary....

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