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Project by ShopBuilt posted 02-14-2018 02:40 AM 2746 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

decided to mount my homemade router lift in my table saw. I don’t currently have the room for a stand alone router table so the table saw wing makes the most sense. I also decided against an adjustable fence. I just didn’t really see the need for it, I elaborate more on that in the video.





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 02-14-2018 05:41 AM

Good video with alot of good tips on small details, very useful. When I upgrade my own set-up I will be keeping these in mind.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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chevyman137

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#2 posted 02-14-2018 11:39 AM

liked your video and your design i ,may try to borrow your build

-- kevin from ne alabama: please lets keep the digits where they belong

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#3 posted 02-14-2018 08:51 PM

Im in process of building a router table…will be making notes from your video. thanks!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#4 posted 02-15-2018 07:35 PM

Nice build! I think the video is really well done and helped me to understand your thought process as well as how you got from start to finish.

I also have a router table built into my tablesaw. My first iteration used the tablesaw fence as the foundation for the router fence (just like you did). I had no lift and adjusted the bit height from below the table (was using a PC 690). To change bits I lifted the router and router plate out. One issue I experienced was that my router fence would have a tendency to deflect a tiny bit on the in-feed side if I pressed too hard. My saw fence is a T-type fence and only locks on one side.

My second iteration is a removable, standalone fence mounted to the extension table—much like your original. I made the second fence with adjustable faces. I bought a Triton router so no need for a lift since I can adjust height and change bits from above the table with that router.

My actual use experience is similar to yours in that many times I use a bit with a bearing on top and a fence is not really needed. I guess the obvious benefit in adjustable fence faces is that one can move them closer to the bit if side support is needed. I’ve even pushed them into the spinning bit on occasion to achieve zero clearance—helpful when using the lock miter bit. Alternatively you could tape a sacrificial face to you fence.

Thank you for taking the time to make the video and share your build.

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