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Project by DonB posted 576 days ago 4937 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Update: I added a small extension on the left side to accommodate longer cross-cutting. It can fold down when not in use. Also removed the old aluminum small routing table I originally put on there and built a router table that fits in between the fence guides for the table saw. Made sure I have plenty of room for access to the router. Naturally because the router plate was on sale, its out of stock at the present. So I am waiting for it to get here. I will also have to make a new router fence as the old one is way to small. I’ll update when I further into this project. I also have to add holes for the plate, chicken switch wires/paddle. I’ll having sweats thinking about the router work to insert the router plate and making it fit as it should.

UPDATE 2: Added a fence which can clamp to the TS fence. Waiting for the clamps to arrive and the back ordered router plate. I think it will work quite well as the TS fence is fine tuned/accurate.

-- DonB





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 576 days ago

That’s a great setup for the table saw. I have a similar saw and I can appreciate how this setup makes for much improved use. Good work, enjoy the benefits of your labor.

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#2 posted 576 days ago

Very nice addition to make your ts work much easier

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#3 posted 576 days ago

great job.nice extension.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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DonB

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#4 posted 576 days ago

Macster: I noticed how you attached your router table fence to the table saw fence. I think I will do the same since the TS fence will eliminate the need for me to insert t-tracks for the fence to use. All I’ll need is the track for the miter to use. Since I have to make a new RT fence anyway, I’ll just make one that attaches to the TS fence. Cool.

-- DonB

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Jason™

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#5 posted 576 days ago

Don, Hey I have the exact same saw myself and have been wanting to do this for quite a while now just have yet to consider tackling a large scale project like this!
I saw the one that Gwurtz made on here awhile back and loved it from first glance. Just need to get more supplies and jump into it here soon.
The one that inspired me to try this can be seen here. I would like to see which one you saw that gave you the urge to make yours!!!
http://lumberjocks.com/gwurst/blog/4414

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DonB

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#6 posted 575 days ago

Jason: The web site that I used to make my portable unit was from www.canadianhomeworkshop.com I also used, and am using various ideas from a goggle search “router table fence design” and they have a ton of examples for the fence. Thats where I got the idea to use the table saw fence and attach my router fence to it. There are a ton of examples for that one also on that fence design site. The fence rails on the table saw are the only limiting factor since they move with the fence and must clear the router table. Enjoy.

-- DonB

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AJswoodshop

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#7 posted 575 days ago

Great table. Just built a outfeed table for my shop.

AJ

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

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#8 posted 573 days ago

This is a really nice setup.

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#9 posted 568 days ago

Love it Don. I really really like that table saw and the setup. My next portable jobsite saw will surely be that little Dewalt. The fence system is just to cool.

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