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Sawstop and Router Cabinet / Infeed Table / Outfeed Table Project

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Project by zzzzdoc posted 04-20-2011 06:24 PM 26501 views 141 times favorited 60 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my completed SawStop and Router Cabinet. I’ve added foldaway outfeed and infeed tables for safety and versatility.

This is based on an amazing similar table by Tedth66, who graciously provided me continual assistance as I built the project. This is a modification of his design, adding a few details, and making it work for my shop.

I have a 2 car garage / workshop that is tremendously space challenged, so I need to be clever about every square inch. On top of that, I enjoy modifying designs and making them work custom for me. So when I saw Ted’s great SawStop Cabinet and Router Table, I knew I had to build it.

Additionally, I just had to have better dust collection than the SawStop contractor’s saw provides. This design dramatically improved that. I have provided for 6” DC for under the table saw, with a dedicated dust cabin that funnels sawdust to the cyclone. Dust collection is roughly equivalent to a SawStop ICS and is amazingly good for the router table.

Under the saw are drawers to store the blades, wrenches, saw guards, and anything else I could think of.

For the router table I have installed an Incra Wonder Fence, and have a Porter Cable 7518 3-1/4 HP router that permanently sits in the router table, which is a Peachtree Woodworking cast iron router table wing. It has a separate dust collection box connected to a 4” DC run wye’d to a 2.5” DC duct for the above table guard. With my 5-HP cyclone, all is sucked up like a tornado. There are drawers that pull out under the router table to store router bits, wrenches, inserts, jigs, templates, you name it – there’s a spot for it. The router itself can be seen through a polycarbonate window, and I added a Wixey digital remote router readout to help with micro-adjustments of the router Woodpecker’s PRL-V2 router lift. In the future I might swap that out for an MLCS motorized router lift.

The outfeed table has a fixed portion which remains, plus a movable portion which pivots downward to save a huge amount of space so that the cabinet can be moved against the wall and I can use the garage/workshop to park my car. I made a simplified version of Tedth66’s design. His incredible auto-retracting version wouldn’t help me with my cyclone in the way, plus my larger ducting might have presented issues.

The infeed table retracts entirely under the front fence when not needed, with removable inserts with roller balls to aid in long ripping or sheet goods. The individual inserts were made so that the handle from the Biesenmeyer fence could clear the insert. All the tolerances on the cabinet were extremely tight, as there are a huge number of mechanical concerns with the saw tilting, handles needing clearance, etc…

The entire cabinet is built on 6 casters on a torsion box base, so handling the weight of the cabinet was a piece of cake.

All in all, I now have dramatically improved dust collection, a much smaller footprint, a huge amount of increased storage, a router table with an amazingly versatile fence, and both infeed and outfeed tables. I’m quite happy with how it came out.

For anyone wanting more details of the entire build, check out my blog at:
SawStop and Router Cabinet Blog

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.





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Doug McPherson

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#1 posted 04-20-2011 06:41 PM

So….....................................So….........................so….nice! Your gonna love spending time with that!

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Mark D.

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#2 posted 04-20-2011 06:56 PM

Holy Mackerel! That thing is intense! Well done! What did you use for the DC fitings? It almost looks like thick walled single seam welded stainless steel from some sort of large generator or fire engine… Especially with those slick snap locks…

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#3 posted 04-20-2011 07:03 PM

TOO COOL! I expect you are going to love your setup. I love the set of drawers I have under the wing of my TS; having all the accessories right there makes the saw so much easier to operate. The shelves in the open stand that holds my router table just don’t work so well, but you’ve got that nailed. The DC looks great. Your infeed support is pretty slick!

-- Greg D.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 04-20-2011 07:11 PM

quite a fancy setup…Very impressive.

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zzzzdoc

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#5 posted 04-20-2011 07:12 PM

It’s Nordfab ducting. Pretty cool stuff, but quite pricey.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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bevins587

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#6 posted 04-20-2011 07:15 PM

That is one heck of a setup.

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tinnman65

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#7 posted 04-20-2011 07:35 PM

I hate postings like this! Now I have to go out to my shop and look at my Craftsman contractors saw and just feel sick :-( Nice work I’m just jealous.

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#8 posted 04-20-2011 07:48 PM

Hello zzzzdoc

I have no words

Your project is so beautiful that I have no comments

I dream to have one like yours

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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RexMcKinnon

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#9 posted 04-20-2011 08:25 PM

Wow, looks like a custom cabinet from a manufacturer.

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

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Darell

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#10 posted 04-20-2011 08:43 PM

WOW, I’ve been following along with your build for some time now. Super job. I’ve got yours and Teds cabinets favorited for future reference. I really need to build one of these for my SS contractor saw but first, I have to slake this turning addiction I’ve developed since I bought a lathe. Again, great job. Really impressive.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#11 posted 04-20-2011 08:45 PM

i agree with tinnman65, this makes me so jealous. Great looking set-up…. now lets see some great projects come from it….

-- John Gray

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#12 posted 04-20-2011 08:57 PM

This is the unit that worth hugging! (with precaution for sure)
I am jealous too!

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knife

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#13 posted 04-20-2011 09:04 PM

do you have to remove the router fence to get wider cuts on the saw? If so how hard is it to replace. I have thought of getting the incra ts fence and router fence in one, but would have to change my router position fom right side to left, so this is another possibility. I would like to know how it’s working for you.

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY

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#14 posted 04-20-2011 09:10 PM

now that is a bastard you have to hug :-)
with every thing in place just right there where its needed
very well done
did I forgot to tell how good it will look in BLACK …. LOL

thank´s for making us envy you ….............just a little :-)

take care
Dennis

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mafe

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#15 posted 04-20-2011 11:08 PM

Speachlesslywonderfullllll.
MaFe

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