Extension Wing Router Table

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Project by stevenmadden posted 933 days ago 3755 views 20 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I purchased my table saw in April 2010, I cut a hole in the extension wing and dropped my router lift in. It worked, but it had problems. It was intended to be a temporary fix until I could build the one I really wanted.

This is a torsion box design with two 1/2” MDF skins and a 1” tall by 5/8” thick grid work in between. The top is replaceable and is screwed on from underneath, before the bottom MDF skin is in place. This version is very flat, I had made one for my old table saw and it was also flat and stayed that way. I added a few details to this one, like the solid wood trim, a switch (which is handy), and a dust collection box underneath, which gathers about 95% of what the router dishes out when combined with the fence dust collection.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 933 days ago

nice and simple design. I was looking forward to make a table for my router. I just finished making my workbench (posted yesterday on this site) and now, wish to make a router table. Your project gives a refreshing thoughts while finalizing design of my own table.


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#2 posted 933 days ago

This is great ,it will really make a difference in your routing.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 933 days ago

A real beauty! Very clean….

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

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#4 posted 933 days ago

everything is fine.
Only at the bottom of the box in which the router is better to make a cone.
I redid the bottom of the direct and satisfied.

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#5 posted 933 days ago

Nicely done. Enjoy!

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#6 posted 932 days ago

Very nice!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 932 days ago

Very nice I was looking for a project like this, what kind of router lift is that ?

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#8 posted 932 days ago

BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI: Congratulations on your workbench, looks good. Good luck with your router table, I look forward to seeing it when complete.

Vii: The lift is a Woodpeckers PRL-V, purchased summer 2009. I think they have newer versions out now.


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#9 posted 932 days ago

I apologize. but here is what I wrote yesterday .

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#10 posted 916 days ago

That’s a nice looking table.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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