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Router Table and Fence on my Table saw

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Project by Jorge Velez posted 01-14-2012 02:35 AM 5746 views 31 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folk’s, I just finish my router table and fence mounted on my table saw, I was tired of my really tiny Craftsman table which I use not alot since I have to instal and remove when needed, so not very convenient since I dont have a dedicated space for the router table. now I can save space which for me is very importan, two very important tools on the very same space.

The table is 27” by 20” the fence is a simple box, 4.25” tall, by 27” long, and 3 inches thick with out front face. I wanted to be attached to the table saw fence most of the time ready to use, so not very tall. also half of the fence is the box for the dust colection from right side (front view) and the half left side is a shallow box so I can store allen, ussing router bits, and router wrench. the box top has magnets to close so it’s secured in place.

for the top I used acrilic plastic 9mm thick and I routed a hole at left side of the router for the dust catch from under the router table. the router is inside of a box which can be detach with 4 locks, 2 per side. this is very conveniente since I can attache the dust collector from behind the box, and it contains the noice also. vey conveniente for dust also, I can lower and raise the router from the top with the screw driver so it’s very good router lift.

the best of everything is that I spend about $5usd building this table. I only have to buy the magnets and locks, the rest of the material I have it already from other projects, so very chip to build this time.

I based the construction of the fence on my old table, I even use the power switch from the Craftsman table, and also made taller fences incase I need additional support.

thks for stopping by this project!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.





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#1 posted 01-14-2012 02:44 AM

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
Why do you think they call it the ’left coast’?

I like this a lot, especially the thought given to the additions.

Lee
Moreno Valley’s local has-been.
Servant of the Living God.

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 02:51 AM

Jorge;

This is an excellent build and should serve you well. Great ideas on your dust collection and really like your fence system.

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 03:43 AM

Jorge, Very nice job. The top is too nice to use. I just added a commercial router table to my saw and it took me three evenings to do it. I can only guess how much work went into your table.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#4 posted 01-14-2012 04:13 AM

Very excellent idea I have my belt/disc sander, tablesaw, & router all on the same stand. Im like you I dont like having to fumble with the extras just to make it work easier is better I always say. I have a small shopvac I use with a dust and chip collector hooked to it it does a nice job keeping the heavey stuff from my small shopvac. Now an then all I do it take the filter off an blow it off with an air compressor. My tablesaw already had the bolt holes an so did the router so hooking mine together was easy. Thanks for the tip keep on woodworkin :)

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.

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#5 posted 01-14-2012 04:31 AM

Great setup Jorge, should serve you well, just make sure to always run your shop vac when using the router. Without the airflow it won’t take long for that box to overheat, and burn up your router motor. Lesson learned the hard way for me :(

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#6 posted 01-14-2012 05:17 AM

Fantastic router set up with lots of accessories, wonderful job.

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#7 posted 01-14-2012 05:35 AM

Great solution to the limited space, think I’ll borrow that idea!
thanks Jorge,
Dale

-- Smitty

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#8 posted 01-14-2012 05:51 AM

Great Job with some really innovative ideas. Thanks for posting.

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#9 posted 01-14-2012 05:55 AM

Nice job. I’ve been thinking of doing the same but I already have a cast iron wing on that side and I hate to remove it.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#10 posted 01-14-2012 06:36 AM

thanks for your kind comments! it is a step up for my woodworking

hi Lukie, thank u for the advice, I appreciate the heads up and sure will use the vac for the router box.

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#11 posted 01-14-2012 10:43 AM

It looks great Jorge!

-- Brian

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#12 posted 01-14-2012 03:11 PM

Really nice and exactly what I have been looking for! I will be adapting your design to my needs over the next few weeks. I want to build a saw table cabinet that includes a router table. I am looking at some plans from WOOD and the Woodsmith plan.

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#13 posted 01-14-2012 05:45 PM

Wow, that looks so useful! Man, I am jealous! Way to go on a great project!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#14 posted 01-14-2012 06:20 PM

Great Job.

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#15 posted 01-15-2012 12:17 AM

Wow, not only did you create a useful setup, but it looks like you took your time and made it look great too! Well done!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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