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Project by GadgetXX posted 1659 days ago 3693 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a router table extension that I added to the Right side of my Ridgid TS3650. It is supported under the cast iron wing, and does not hang on the rails. The top is 1-1/4” Melamine with a Woodpeckers Phenolic plate and a Rockler fence. I keep a Milwaukee 5615 router installed, soon to be upgraded to 5616.

Pictures have been added.
You can see in Pictures 2 and 3 how I attached under the extension wing. I mortised in an aluminum plate that attaches to the bolt that holds the front and rear fences.

In picture 4 you will see a red arrow. it is pointing to one of tee nuts that are used to bolt to the end of the wing. There are 3 nuts holding 3 bolts through holes I drilled in the end of the wing.

This worked out very well, it did add some weight to the wing, but that weight is spread out over that whole side of the saw without placing all of the weight on the end of the rails (I was concerned about them sagging over time).

I plan to eventually build a cabinet under this side for storage and dust collection and extra support.

Pictures 5 is the Rockler fence and T-track.

Picture 6 is the Woodpeckers Phenolic plate.

-- Imagination is more important than knowledge! - Einstein





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sparks

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#1 posted 1659 days ago

How did you support it?

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#2 posted 1659 days ago

Looks marvelous

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#3 posted 1659 days ago

Great small shop idea.

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GadgetXX

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#4 posted 1659 days ago

The sides that are parallel to the fence rails, extend under the right wing , and are bolted to the wing close the body of the saw. I drilled 3 holes in the end if the wing and bolted the table to the wing. I did put a bolt in each rail, but only to secure the rails and provide more support. It is very sturdy, but does not add enough weight to make it tip over. I am going to build a storage cabinet to go under the table for storage and dust collection. It will also add more support to the table.

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#5 posted 1659 days ago

great looking extension to your table saw

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#6 posted 1659 days ago

I also have a 3650. Would love to see more pictures.

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#7 posted 1357 days ago

How is the action on the rockler fence? Does is ‘wiggle’ or stay parallel as it’s moved, or does it jump around on you? I’m leaning toward the Kreg router table due to the fence not doing this, but would much rather do something similar to this. Thanks for posting!

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GadgetXX

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#8 posted 1357 days ago

It does not stay parallel but that has never been an issue. I can make fine adjustments by moving one end. If I need paralle, I can use the fence from the saw (I actually have 2) to make adjustments. Using the fence gives me a measure to use for repeating setups. I have a Digital measure that works well for this. Since I have a small 2 car garage, the space savings is great!!

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