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New Out-Feed Table & Router Table & Dust Collection

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Project by Jason posted 01-12-2017 05:10 PM 2466 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So….If anyone has been following my progress, it has jumped by leaps and bounds over the past 6 months. Shop upgrades galore. I finally made the move to a Delta 36-725 table saw thanks to my loving wife. And I had been working on making a custom router table to suit my needs. But as I kept going, I realized what I wanted to build, would be somewhat cost prohibitive due to some of the accessories I would want. Especially a router lift from Rockler. So I started doing some research and came across the Masterforce digital router and table. And it was less then $200, so I gave it a shot. I built it into my table that I had previously built for my Craftsman “screamer” saw, and even used the same position as the saw used, with some minor adjustments to make everything flush across the outfeed table top. I will do a review on the router and table combo in the future once I get some more time with it, but I did add dust collection to the cabinet before I even finished building it. Upgraded the dust collection to the HF 2hp unit, and tied it all into my current runs, and added some for the router, and new table saw collection system I made. I have a fairly large shop space, but I still want to keep most of my tools centrally located so as to keep workflow smooth. Hence the massive (in my opinion) combo outfield table. I now have more storage underneath for more jigs, and a dedicated router shelf for all of my machines and accessories.

I post this with the hope that it helps someone out with an idea to better their shop, as everyone here in the LJ community has done the same for me. Lot’s of different ideas from all different walks of life, and it just keeps growing, and amazing me on a daily basis. So thanks for all the ideas, and input!

-- "Jack of all trades, master of none" -Jason





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 01-13-2017 12:33 AM

Nice set up Jason!

-- Chem, Central California

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#2 posted 01-13-2017 12:45 AM

Great set up, I’ve been debating if I should build a short table for my bench top router table, this convinced me I should.

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Jason

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#3 posted 01-13-2017 12:50 AM

Thanks Fivecodys! I’ve got some more things to build for the shop yet like a downdraft table, and a separate assembly table. But they will be done soon.

-- "Jack of all trades, master of none" -Jason

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Jason

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#4 posted 01-13-2017 03:49 PM

Thanks EngineerChic! It works out really well. Its nice to just be able to remove the fence from the router table, and have full outfeed capacity. And its also a perfect height to have great control over. The top of the table is right at 37 inches off the ground, perfect for my height. Anytime I’ve used a benchtop table for a router or other tool, its always too high since most work benches are anywhere from 32-38 inches from the floor. Then you add the tool, and it feels cumbersome to me. But to each their own.

-- "Jack of all trades, master of none" -Jason

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#5 posted 01-14-2017 02:37 PM

So what happens when you want to rip something really long, like even plywood? Heaven only knows I have done a lot of that. I really do love all your routers guy. Nice shop for sure.

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Jason

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#6 posted 01-14-2017 03:27 PM

It’s as simple as loosening the two thumb screws for the router fence, removing it, and laying it off the side of the table. If I need to rip something really wide, (which I never do on the table saw), I can slide the planer stand to the side since its mobile, and remove on hose clamp for the 4 inch dust collection hose on the router table, and voila!

But for the most part I don’t have to remove anything, considering it’s almost 4 1/2 feet from back of the blade on the table saw to the fence on the router table. But I wanted to have versatility, without a whole lot of setup and removal.

And thanks for the compliment!

-- "Jack of all trades, master of none" -Jason

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Jason

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#7 posted 01-14-2017 03:28 PM

Another thing too, the outfeed table is fully mobile, so if I need to, I can just disconnect the dust collection off the side, and roll the table forward.

-- "Jack of all trades, master of none" -Jason

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#8 posted 01-14-2017 05:01 PM

Your shop is looking very good, Jason. Nice work!

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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