Table Saw & Router Table Extension Support.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 11-27-2010 04:36 PM 10160 views 18 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I put the Router Table extension from MLCS on my Rigid Table Saw to free up some space, I was never really happy that it was a little off balance while using the router table.

I got the Idea from JIM C on one of his posts for the extension Thx Jim ,

So I decided to build not only a support for the table, but some more storage as well. I’m not the most creative guy when it comes to designing things. I tend to over build things which I’m working on. LOL I set out to only use scraps in the shop and not to buy anything. So I jointed and planned down all kinds of wood laying around and started building. I would get stuck from time to time trying to come up with a solution with only using what was laying around in the shop.

The fact that the legs are at a sloping angle and trying to make the cabinet square and plum was interesting to say the least. I used Box joints on the 24×20 x 10 drawer just to practice. I stained it with some left over stain by Minwax called, Gunstock one of their newer colors. I used 2 inch casters I had laying around and now she is level and steady as a rock.

Next is to build the Table that goes over the table saw and becomes an outfeed table as well. Jim C posted as well ,

Hope you like it,and all comments are welcome. I’m not to sensitive LOL

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

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#1 posted 11-27-2010 04:49 PM

You seem like a sensitive guy to me.

I need to do this. My router is just hanging on the TS extension table. Main thing for me though is dust control.

Looks great. Nice to have more storage and solve a problem too.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 11-27-2010 04:57 PM

Nice update to your table saw.

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#3 posted 11-27-2010 05:08 PM

I Like It!

Especially the drawer. My “router wing” doesn’t have any sort of dust control so my “under the router table” collects a fair amount of dust. I guess the dust provides a protective coating for the table saw accessories stored there :^)


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 11-27-2010 06:33 PM

Nice job Ken.
A router table extension for my table saw is next on my “Big purchase” list. I have a bench top table that sits on a roller stand but one I don’t like it (skil model) and two I want to put my drill press on the stand. When I do get the extension I will keep this project in mind if I need the support. And if I need the support leg… like you, why stop there. I’ll put a drawer too.
Thanks for posting.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#5 posted 11-27-2010 06:37 PM

Good solution Ken & you can never have enough storage ,tools ,or clamps

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#6 posted 11-27-2010 08:23 PM

Very nice upgrade Ken ,The space beneath My TS extension at the moment is just a shelf and although I don’t use the wing for my router I do hope to make use of some storage design such as You have. I see You have the Triton, which HP model did You go with and does it seem to be living up to Your expectations ? Once again nice project and be safe !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#7 posted 11-27-2010 09:00 PM

Nice upgrade I will copy for sure, I like how you used swivel casters under the router end.

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#8 posted 11-27-2010 09:21 PM

Really nice use of space!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#9 posted 11-28-2010 06:41 AM

This really caught my eye since I have the same table saw and router. Very nice concept!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 11-28-2010 04:50 PM

Rob, I have the 2 1/2 Hp and Love this thing! I use it all the time and can’t say enough about it. The great thing is you don’t need to buy a lift system for them. It has auto lock so all bit changes and adjustments are from the top of the table. Not buying a lift system saved me cpl hundred dollars for something else LOL

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

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#11 posted 11-28-2010 06:58 PM

Yea Ken, I know what You mean, router lifts are ridiculous in price ! Like You, I am considering the 2 1/2 HP model and have heard good things about the Triton’s power and features. Hoping to have one under the X-MAS tree !! Thanks for the response and reaffirming My initial thoughts on the Triton and once again ,nice project. I know You will make good use of the storage ! ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#12 posted 11-28-2010 07:06 PM

I wish I could do that. My floor isn’t flat or level so 6 wheels would always leave it pivoting on the center pair. :(

Instead, my shopbuilt router table is bolted straight to the cast iron of the table saw, and no longer than the original wing. The Cman 21833 I have is stable enough for that.

-- -Don

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#13 posted 11-28-2010 07:57 PM

Great job! My router table is on my flip top bench (pics soon). But, I’ve always wondered about the stability of routers on the end of table saw extensions. This is a great solution to that problem.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#14 posted 11-29-2010 06:40 PM

Great setup. I have the same TS and I am thinking about getting the 3 1/4hp version of the same router. This one going into my favs.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#15 posted 12-03-2010 01:24 PM

Very nice, and creative solution.
I think also you are a sensitive person, but I guess it’s a differet matter.
You done a fine job.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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