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Project by JasonWagner posted 09-14-2009 06:37 AM 14589 views 20 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this on my Ridgid table saw. The wing gave some room for a melamine top and router base. I got the idea from dewalt.com. The fence was from popular woodworking and can be found online. There is also storage for a wrench or two. I made the same fence again with my new table saw because I liked how well it worked. Dust collection is great. Homemade melamine router tops are OK…it’ll do jobs where OK is…well, OK!

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!





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Scarcraig01

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#1 posted 09-14-2009 07:26 AM

Nice work, and it looks like a good design.

-- Craig, Springfield Ohio

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BTKS

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 02:01 PM

I’ve been looking at doing this with the extension wing on my cabinet saw. I like this one the best, especially the end mount dust collection. Thanks for the post and link for the fence design. OH, WELCOME TO LJ’s.
BTKS

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#3 posted 09-14-2009 02:57 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks, enjoy

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JPKnapp

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#4 posted 09-14-2009 03:25 PM

I have the same table saw, and I am really interested in how you got the router top to stay put. Is this a permanent? Do you have any measurements or a link for the fence? How do you have the fence attached to the table saw fence? Sorry for the barrage of questions, but I have been hoping someone would try this first, before I did. Nice work!

-- I specialize in expensive mistakes.

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Mike Pousson

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#5 posted 09-14-2009 03:38 PM

I have the same saw, and was about to build a portable router table to use with a Workmate. This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for the post.

-- Mike in Waubaushene, ON

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RexMcKinnon

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#6 posted 09-14-2009 04:40 PM

That’s a neat idea. Can it be easily lifted out so you can close the wing and carry the saw around or have you bolted it on.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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JasonWagner

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#7 posted 09-14-2009 07:39 PM

JPKnapp – When you pull your wing out the arms in the open area have slots in them. I basically planed down two pieces of wood to fit in those slots. They probably went in 1/2” and stuck out about the same. Then the melamine top sat on those, flush to the factory top with some set screws to level it. Also, you can kinda clamp it in with the extension wing. It never moved on me. Here's a link for the fence. You’ll need to change some dimensions for your saw’s size. I made the body out of MDF with hardwood fences. Your table saw fence has T slots in it, I used them to attach it. Let me know if I can be of any more help. I’ll see if I have any more pictures at home. I just sold this saw two weekend’s ago.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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JasonWagner

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#8 posted 09-14-2009 07:41 PM

I never had to take the insert out to move it around. Just kept it there. But, it could be easily lifted out and the support pieces were held in by friction alone. It adds support when you’re not using the router. I did pull the router out but the base was mounted under there. I have a 3-base Dewalt setup so losing one isn’t a big deal.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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JasonWagner

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#9 posted 09-14-2009 07:44 PM

Sorry so many replies!

BTKS-I made this same fence on my new cabinet saw because I liked the design. You can see it in my workshop pics. I did have the cast iron top already. One thing I would do if I was serious would be to put a real router plate in the design I had before.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#10 posted 09-15-2009 12:36 AM

super job well done

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#11 posted 09-15-2009 08:13 PM

Good execution. However you might want to add T track to the fence, and a miter slot to the insert table for feather boards.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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JasonWagner

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#12 posted 09-16-2009 12:39 AM

dbhost – good ideas. I thought about doing that a few times but never needed them before I got rid of the saw. Now I have to figure out how to put a miter slot on/in/beside my cast iron top router table.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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bigike

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#13 posted 11-11-2009 06:42 PM

nice job i like the fence

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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steliart

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#14 posted 02-10-2011 03:23 AM

I know this design. A few more pics would have been helpful. Thanks for posting it… Great

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Ken90712

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#15 posted 08-19-2011 11:16 AM

Do the face fences move so the opening can be bigger or smaller depending on the size of the bits? really like this fence well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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