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SawStop Router Table Extension Wing

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Project by Green_Hornut posted 09-07-2015 08:07 PM 4074 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to get rid of my dedicated router stand to make room for the new bandsaw ;-) Now I had to find a place for my router. The OEM SawStop extension table was 11/16” particleboard and a laminate on both sides. I was concerned about it not being stiff enough so I made my own wing. A sheet of 3/4” and a sheet of 1/2” baltic birch should be stiff enough not to sag. Gives me 22 total ply. Couldn’t find a vendor locally who carried gloss black colored laminate like the SawStop so I had to settle for graphite. But it’s flat and it’s flush. Table top insert is a Woodpecker aluminum plate with inserts and a Porter Cable 890 router. Now I need to make up a sacrificial fence to clamp to the SawStop fence and some type of dust collection underneath. With a dedicated enclosed stand hooked into the dust collection system I had forgotten how much a mess routers make. I’ll be looking to LJ to see if anyone has shared a dust collection solution for table saw mounted routers. Thanks for looking.





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oldnovice

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#1 posted 09-07-2015 08:47 PM

Does your router table router also have router stop? Just kidding!

I like your extension as I have one too to keep as much floor space as possible. I had a home made floor stand router table but decided an extension made much more sense.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Scott Landry

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#2 posted 09-12-2015 05:23 AM

check out my magswitch fence. It works great and I have the same setup as you. Almost exact same.

-- 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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#3 posted 09-12-2015 09:42 PM

Very good decision to replace the Sawstop wing with your own! I used to work in a shop that had the same setup as you, except that we did not replace the original top, and it sagged…

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#4 posted 09-16-2015 01:03 AM

Scott,

Great idea on the magswitch. I’m going to copy your design. Like the idea that I could turn off one of them and slightly rotate around the second for some micro adjust. Plus I also have the fence clamps so it’s just a little bit of lumber. How did you work the adjustable fence faces to open and close around the bit? I was thinking threaded inserts and slots on the back for long threaded knobs.

Oldnovice,

I would love the concept of a routerstop. I have a good size divot out of my left give em’ the bird finger from a previous encounter.

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#5 posted 09-16-2015 02:21 AM

Green_Hornut, a friend of mine built scale model planes for their owners. He even duplicated rivets/screw and paint color to match.
One day he came to work with a very large bandage on his left hand index finger. He told me he was routing some parts for a plane and the bit wasn’t going where he wanted it to go so he decided to push the bit with finger … OUCH!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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