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Project by trevor7428 posted 03-16-2016 07:43 AM 2716 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I based this build off the Ultimate Router Table but with my own modifications and dimensions and of course part of my table saw wing. I couldn’t make the base as wide because I had already built my router table which is only 27” wide and wanted to have a lip on the router table top, from the base.

The base is actually completely separate from the router table. That way the table saw doesn’t have to support any more weight. I drilled access holes under the bottom drawers, in each corner. To adjust the leg levelers with my drill and a half inch socket. That way I was able to slide the base under to router table then raise it up via levelers to fit stug to top.

In each pull out drawers I made myself plenty of router bit and router accessories storage. I haven’t decided if I will always keep my dust collection hose always connected. Then remove only if gets in the way when using my table saw. Or only connect when needed and remove when done.

The best part is my dust collection automatically turns on when I turn on my router via light switch on side. then shuts off 5 secondso after I turn it off. Same thing happens when I turn on my table saw too.

I’m happy the way this turned out. Anyone interested in building there own, should definitely check out the link above. Which offers free plans to the build. I used them as a reference, but majority of my measurements where different.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 03-16-2016 10:57 AM

awesome build Trevor, that should make life in the shop a little easier

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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Chad

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#2 posted 03-16-2016 11:58 AM

Great job! I have those same plans in my “to do” list but there are two projects ahead right now. I’m interested in hearing about your on//off switch though for I’m researching that right now. Did you make them too or purchase something? Thanks!

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 03-16-2016 06:06 PM

Trevor, I like this router table. It will be great for your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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kocgolf

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#4 posted 03-16-2016 07:03 PM

This is exactly the type of table I am looking to build someday soon! Thank you for the example and links. I have a wing based router table but worry about the weight on it. At the same time, I need something that will be removable and mobile. This is excellent!

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Grumpymike

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#5 posted 03-16-2016 09:18 PM

Nice build on this router table.
I’ll betcha that you remove those drawer pulls because they will snag your apron and everything else … not a safe thing around a spinning router bit.
I went with the ‘sash pull’ type after a near accident which would have left my new router table with a bloody mess on it.
I really like the way it incorporates as part of the table saw wing, that is a brilliant piece of design.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 03-17-2016 03:47 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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Humus Workshop

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#7 posted 03-17-2016 08:49 PM

Nice work, looks great. Thank you for the info!

-- Think, make and share.

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trevor7428

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#8 posted 03-18-2016 06:45 AM



Nice build on this router table.
I ll betcha that you remove those drawer pulls because they will snag your apron and everything else … not a safe thing around a spinning router bit.
I went with the sash pull type after a near accident which would have left my new router table with a bloody mess on it.
I really like the way it incorporates as part of the table saw wing, that is a brilliant piece of design.

- Grumpymike

Never thought of that. I will deff have to think about this. Thanks

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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trevor7428

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#9 posted 03-18-2016 06:49 AM



Great job! I have those same plans in my “to do” list but there are two projects ahead right now. I m interested in hearing about your on//off switch though for I m researching that right now. Did you make them too or purchase something? Thanks!

- Chad

The only thing purchased was the power outlet router is wired into. The light switch which powers on and off the outlet and the insert boxes. I had 12/2 electrical cable on hand. Just look up a wiring diagram on google on how to wire a switched outlet. Very easy and cheap!

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 03-20-2016 05:23 PM

I just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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