Table saw extension wing/Router table

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Project by JDoerr posted 766 days ago 6935 views 14 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After getting into more advanced projects it was time to get a router table but, I did not quite have the space in my shop so I had improvise. I did not have very good wings on my Delta table saw so I decided to replace the wings with better ones and add a router insert so I could have that router table without loosing floor space. This project turned out better than I expected. The hardest part of the project was getting my new wings exactly flush with the table saw. I used 3/4 inch birch plywood for the top which I then laminated to create a smooth surface. I also supported the table top on all four sides and two extra supports underneath for support with 1×4’s. The table top is very sturdy and level. I bought a router insert from rockler to hold my porter cable router. The insert was pretty easy to install and works great. As far as the fence goes, I am going to use my table saw fence as the base and add onto it to make a nice router fence. (next project) This was a pretty cool project that I am happy to have done so I can use my router to its full capabilities.

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#1 posted 766 days ago

Looks great

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#2 posted 766 days ago

Nice. Really nice job.

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#3 posted 766 days ago

Nice work, I made one for my table (different brand) then added a base under the table to make it more stable. Love my router table and they get alot of use.

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

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#4 posted 766 days ago

Looks real good. You are going to enjoy that extension and router table combo.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 766 days ago

Did the same with mine awhile ago…you’ll get years of enjoyment out of your TS now….
Good job with the laminate.

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#6 posted 766 days ago

niiiiiice. I spent a ton of money on mine and yours is nicer.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 766 days ago

Looks great.
Can’t wait to see your fence design.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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Ben Simms

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#8 posted 766 days ago

Looks great, thanks for sharing.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#9 posted 766 days ago

Now let the full potential of that router loose! This looks like a well made table to stop deflection. Looking forward to seeing the fence.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Rick Dennington

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#10 posted 766 days ago

Mighty fine…..Extention wings on a table saw are a great addition to any saw….and if you have a small shop, just makes it that much better for room…..Stellar job on the instulation and setup…...

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

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#11 posted 766 days ago

thanks for posting. i need to do something like that.

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#12 posted 766 days ago

Nice job. I just purchased the Rockler insert with the lift. Not functioning yet but working on it. Have fun.

-- Bryan

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#13 posted 766 days ago

Great job on your router setup… I have the same saw and need to do the same thing on mine.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#14 posted 766 days ago

Awesome job! I have the same tablesaw and plan on doing the same since my CI wings are gouged up pretty good from using my saw as a workbench for a while.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#15 posted 766 days ago

You did a nice job on the tale and insert. I have basically the same saw and it came with cast iron wings that took some time but I managed to get the whole table level. I recently added a cast iron router table in the same place as yours except mine isn’t as wide as yours because the iron wing is still on the table. The cast iron RT makes the saw even more stable than before.
Nice idea on the mounting bolts for the table and great work.

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