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Table Saw Router Extension 2.0 with Storage Fence

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Project by GeekyDad79 posted 03-26-2012 07:56 PM 5340 views 30 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a second try at Table Saw Router Extension. The first try wasn’t particularly bad but wasn’t as well planned out and used scrap wood laying around. The fence was a lot more simple too.

I made a simple box frame using my Kreg Pocket Hole Jig using 3/4” Birch Plywood. The top is a 3/4” piece of MDF with a hole cut for the Phenolic insert. An additional item I did this time was to build in dust collection accessible from the front.

The dust collection is still a work in project. It is not very visible in the picture the the dust collection underneath connects to the fence on top via a hole in the MDF surface. This actually works pretty well but doesn’t do much for underneath. I put a D-Handle on my router that allows me to connect a secondary hose but haven’t figured out how to connect the two or if I even need to.

The fence connects to my Table Saw fence and provides storage for the Router Accessories and most of my router bits. The fence is removable and has a carrying handle. The intent here was to have storage somewhere for the fence but I haven’t figured that out yet.

-- Brandon





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AJswoodshop

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 08:26 PM

How did you mount it too your table saw fence rail.

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 09:23 PM

Interesting buld you have here. I like the storage idea behind here fence, very cleaver. Using the clamps and your table saw fence is also a nice idea. Great work!

Welcome to LJ’s you’ll love it here!

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

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 10:29 PM

Very nice job!
And welcome to Lumberjocks.

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Martyroc

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#4 posted 03-26-2012 11:03 PM

Nice addition to the saw, looks really good.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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GeekyDad79

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 11:22 PM

AJ – My table saw extension had existing holes for a metal insert that I used. The actual table saw top plate has three pretty heavy duty bolts and then a bolt hole on the front and back rails. The front guide rail for the fence had a built in T slot that allowed me to position the bolt a little farther out for stability. One thing that I did do differently for my first version is that I put a washer between the router table frame insert and the guide because it was slightly recessed and I noticed that the guide rail slot was slightly deformed.

I have seen examples of cast iron router inserts for table saws on various web sites but they always seemed a little pricey. I have spent a lot of time lately working on my work shop vice actual projects but I see it as two fold benefits 1) I get to work on my skill sets 2) I get to make my small shop more efficient

-- Brandon

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kiefer

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#6 posted 03-27-2012 04:36 AM

Very innovative extension table .
Great looking and good workmanship .
I like the storage compartments ,very handy.

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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GrandpaLen

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#7 posted 03-27-2012 01:53 PM

Welcome to LJs , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

You’ve put a lot of thought and great ideas into your design, it should serve you well.

Work Safe, dust free and enjoy. – Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 03-27-2012 02:48 PM

Great table. I like the design.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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saproc

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#9 posted 04-14-2012 07:36 PM

nice table. will be doing the same very soon. after i have completed building my home made router lift once again very nice storage system as well

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matt12874

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#10 posted 04-22-2012 12:06 AM

Great job, used your idea as a design for my Porter Cable saw. like the dust collection and bit storage.

-- Matt

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