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Router table mounted on tablesaw wing

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Project by trevor7428 posted 01-19-2016 11:17 PM 1830 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finally got around to building my router table attachment for my table saw. (Does anyone know the benefit of putting it on right or left side of saw?)

I had to put it on the right side because I previously built accessory storage on the left side of table saw. I see more pic’s of left mounted router tables, just don’t know the benefit.

Anyways, I got the idea from wood magazine. The fence has 3 parts to it, movable bottom and movable middle and stationary top with fence.

As you can see from pic of back of fence. I took the leftover combo miter/ t-track and installed it on top of my tablesaw fence. So I can secure the router fence to tablesaw fence with some homemade clamps.

All in all I like the way it turned out, what do you think?

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion





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Bobsboxes

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#1 posted 01-20-2016 04:24 AM

Great looking, good idea to be able to attach it to the fence easily.

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#2 posted 01-20-2016 02:37 PM


So I finally got around to building my router table attachment for my table saw. (Does anyone know the benefit of putting it on right or left side of saw?)

Feed direction would be why many people put it on the left—if it’s on the left side (with the fence to the right of the router), you can feed from the front of the table to the back just like you would do with the saw.

If it’s on the right (with the fence to the left of the router), you’d need to feed from the back of the saw to the front.

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WoodNSawdust

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#3 posted 01-20-2016 04:06 PM

I have had two router tables mounted in my table saw’s right table. As long as you keep the fence to the right of the router you can feed from the front of the saw. Or you can have the fence run along the back of the saw and feed right to left allowing the table saw and left wing to act as an outfeed table.

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#4 posted 01-20-2016 04:47 PM

Very cool. Now all I need is a bigger shop.

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#5 posted 01-20-2016 06:23 PM


So I finally got around to building my router table attachment for my table saw. (Does anyone know the benefit of putting it on right or left side of saw?)

Feed direction would be why many people put it on the left—if it s on the left side (with the fence to the right of the router), you can feed from the front of the table to the back just like you would do with the saw.

If it s on the right (with the fence to the left of the router), you d need to feed from the back of the saw to the front.

- TimTucker

Totally makes sense now. Now I wish I had it on the left side. Could’ve used my out feed table for the router too lol

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 01-20-2016 09:28 PM

This will be a great addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 01-21-2016 02:20 AM

Nice looking. I too saw this in Wood Magazine, but have not built one yet. I should though as it would make many of my projects go faster and easier.

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#8 posted 01-21-2016 10:09 AM

Looks great. What issue of wood magazine did this come from?

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