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Project by Glen Peterson posted 1214 days ago 4394 views 22 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Glen





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 1214 days ago

Great project, looks like it will last for ever and serve you well.

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

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RetiredCoastie

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#2 posted 1214 days ago

Very nice idea and execution. I’ve been considering something along these lines for myself.

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V1king

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#3 posted 1214 days ago

This looks great, gives me a good idea for my next project! Thanks!

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 1214 days ago

Glen,

Just like your saw cabinet you just posted, another stellar job on the router table and extention. I like how you have it set up, and I also like the explanation of the build and materials used… I like to see a project from all angles, plenty of pixs, and details….you came through on all accounts….Keep up the good work, and thanks for posting…...I like it…... Rick.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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ChunkyC

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#5 posted 1214 days ago

Nice job Glen. I’m wishing that I had been this smart when I built my out feed table and separate router table. A great tip for a small shop.

c

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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mafe

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#6 posted 1214 days ago

Hi Glen,
That is one wonderful setup you got there, and a wonderful room full of light to work in.
I love your new combined table, it is clever, well made, looking really good and seems to solve more than it was supposed to (even sheet goods storage).
May it give you many wonderful hours.
Best of my thoughts,
Mads

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

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MayflowerDescendant

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#7 posted 1214 days ago

Well done! Very nice setup / combination. Thanks for sharing. Play safe.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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CampD

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#8 posted 1214 days ago

Very nice combo and use of space.
I’m planing on redoing my router table over and I may use a few of your ideas.
Thx for posting

-- Doug...

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steliart

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#9 posted 1213 days ago

very nice use of space and very cool outfeed assebly RT

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Roz

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#10 posted 1213 days ago

Nice design, I have this on my to do list for this year. I like yours.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Jras

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#11 posted 1212 days ago

Looks very nice and practical. Great design.

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devann

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#12 posted 1208 days ago

That’s pretty sweet. Beats my old router table with the aluminum simplex jack for a counter weight.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Maveric777

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#13 posted 1208 days ago

Outstanding work Glen… I’m taking notes…. Thank you sir for sharing.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Roger

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#14 posted 1207 days ago

looks like a great idea to me

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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