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Table Saw Router Extension - Ver. 1

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Project by wunderaa posted 727 days ago 7619 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently picked up an Incra TS-LS system with Wonderfence at an estate auction for pennies (score!!). Having wanted to add a router extension for a while, this gave me the reason to get moving on it. Extension is made of 1” MDF under a 3/4” Corian top. Sides are in poplar. I dropped in a JessEm router lift with a PC690 router and some rockler t-track. Overall, I am very happy with the outcome. Also pictured is a wall-mount I made for the Wonderfence components and riser fence.

Currently, the table is in fact supported by the TS fence system, so Ver. 2 will be part of a table-saw overhaul I’m planning down the road where the extension is supported from below. More to come…





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SirFatty

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#1 posted 727 days ago

nice work on that. How do you like the fence system, and the table saw? I’m in the market for a new saw..

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nobuckle

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#2 posted 727 days ago

Looks great. Congrats on the Incra TS-LS system. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the build.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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wunderaa

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#3 posted 726 days ago

SirFatty, the table saw is OK but not great without some work. I got a good deal on it and the incra fence so price alone drove my purchases. After taking care to align everything, I had to convert to machined pulleys and a link belt to quell a vibration. Next up will be another miter gauge because the stock one is pretty bad.

Overall I like the saw now…and the fence system is amazing.

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JL7

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#4 posted 726 days ago

Looking good – I made a similar setup on the right side and use the LS-TS as well….....they are great.

BTW – your shop is WAY TOO CLEAN!!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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NormG

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#5 posted 726 days ago

Congrats on the find and the router table

-- Norman

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eddy

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#6 posted 726 days ago

great score i have the same system on the same saw only diferance iss i am using a woodpecker lift
scored my ts/ls on craigs list your set up looks great
i have had my saw for 4 years now it gets used almost every day have had no issues as todate
this saw should work well for a long time

-- self proclaimed copycat

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TechRedneck

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#7 posted 580 days ago

I have a similar saw and have been considering the TS LS. Also have a slight vibration on shut down.

Did you get the belt and pullies from Peachtree?

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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wunderaa

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#8 posted 579 days ago

@TechRednech, yes, I believe that I used Peachtree. After realizing that there’s really nothing special about the pulleys or belt, I probably would try and save a few dollars and buy through Grizzly for the pulleys and Harbor Freight for the belt next time (links below). Hope that helps.

Pulley
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Single-V-Groove-Pulley-2-Pitch-Dia-5-8-Bore/G5422

Twist Link Belt
http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=link+belt

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TechRedneck

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#9 posted 579 days ago

Wunderaa

That makes sense. Thanks for the links and the tip!

I have link belts on the bandsaw and jointer and they make a noticable difference. The saw is not bad for the money, however the stock fence is annoying. Upgrading both should make this a nice saw. I use the fusion blades as well.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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TechRedneck

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#10 posted 380 days ago

Update:

I just finished tearing down the saw to clean and service it. Ordered the pulleys you recommended from Grizzly. They are really good quality for the price, then ordered the link belt off of Amazon with a gift card and free shipping.

Used a gear puller to remove the stock pulleys and they came off smoothly. Had to sand down the keys to fit the new set. Both went on easily. Then I sized the link belt to match the stock belt and installed it.

The saw runs very smoothly now, better than new. Did the nickel test (with an old worn coin) and did three start/stop cycles with the nickel standing on edge.

With the top off, it was easy to adjust the cabinet trunions, lube the necessary parts and tune everything nice. The saw shipped with the top mounted, however I noticed one of the trunions came out of alignment over the years and it was easy to adjust.

Now I will get the dial gauge out tomorrow and align the slots parallel with the blade. Easy to do on this saw with four bolts and a dead blow mallet.

I have a feeling that an Incra fence is in my future, might have to hold off another month, had to put two rotors and brakes on the car today.

thanks for the pointers… the saw is running better than new now. I also decided to put on a set of Wood River casters that bolt to the bottom of the legs and allow the saw to sit on it’s feet when retracted.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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wunderaa

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#11 posted 379 days ago

Well done! Glad to hear you’re getting the most out of your saw. Post some pictures when you get your tsls!

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