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Router table extension for Table saw

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Project by gbrown4 posted 01-09-2017 07:16 PM 2097 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was cleaning up my shop over the holidays and decided I needed more room. I recently acquired a 20” Grizzly planer and needed to store it somewhere. I had a free standing router table from Rockler and decided to cut it up and place it on my table saw. I trimmed the top with maple and cut some clearance holes on the back and sides with a 2 1/8 forstner bit for the nuts/bolts. I wanted to use my existing table saw fence as well as the existing router fence, so I cut and drilled two maple scraps to hold the rockler clamps. I also cut two 1/2” thick pieces of plywood for a filler piece which would keep the router fence from tilting upward. Works great.

Now all I need is a router lift.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo





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Pointer

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 11:09 PM

Very nice build. One of these has been on my to-do list for far too long. I just need to do it. Yours turned out well.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 12:21 AM

Great job, I did this yrs ago and love the set up. Room is an issue for me as well so it made perfect sense. So much so when I upgraded my Table saw recently I bought a cast iron one for it. Enjoy.

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

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 01-10-2017 04:50 AM

That’s the way to go. Saves room. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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bushmaster

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#4 posted 01-10-2017 04:28 PM

Very nice router table addition to the tablesaw. I do not use a router much so have a wood vise mounted there, easily removable for the router table. The fence rails have a slot so they can be slid in and out, secured with a screw, After seeing yours I need to rebuild mine and bring it up to snuff..

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 01-10-2017 05:01 PM

You did a fine job in placing this router table on this table saw. It will be an efficient piece of equipment.

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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