|Project by Glen Peterson||posted 03-13-2011 06:07 PM||7739 views||22 times favorited||14 comments|
There have been some forum questions recently about putting a router table in a table saw outfeed table. This was 80% complete, but I decided to work on it over the weekend to get it in shape to post. I got a Powermatic 66 table saw last year and reconfigured the shop. I decided that it was best to place the saw with the right extension wing was against a wall. My router table was in the old saw’s right extension wing in. So I needed both an outfeed table and a router table. Although my shop isn’t tiny I don’t have room for both, so I decided to combine them. I researched possibilities for months. I wanted an outfeed table about 4’ long to acommodate 8’ sheet goods.
The router table is rather typical with doors and drawers. It’s just very long. I used the extra space as a place to keep sheet good cut offs. The top is MDF surfaced with Formica Microdot Laminate and banded with cherry. The doors and door faces are also banded in cherry. The door and drawer knobs are all turned cherry (see blog for more knob info if interested). The top is about 43” x 37”. I had a 3 hp Porter Cable router for my last table, but I wanted a lift in this one. I decided to go with a 2 hp Triton that has a built in lift. I used a Woodpecker aluminium insert.
The fence is a bit unusual. It’s an Accusquare table saw fence made by Mule Cabinetmaker Machines in Ontario, Canada. I bought it as an aftermarket fence for my last table saw. Because the RT was in that saw’s right extension wing I used the fence the base for the various router fences. This RT fence is perpendicular to the TS fence, but it comes off so easily it’s not a problem to remove it if I have long rip cuts.
It’s on casters, with the idea that I could move it more easily if necessary, but I’ll secure it to the saw. I still need to plumb the dust collection and install the external on/off switch. It’s finished with 2 coats of Waterlox Original. It might get a few more coats eventually.