Router Table standalone and Table Saw Extension

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Project by steliart posted 444 days ago 3894 views 16 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Router Table standalone and Table Saw Extension

I build my router table to be a standalone station but also an extension to my table saw.

The table body is mainly build with melamine board except the top which is 3/4+1/2 MDF laminated with Formica and dressed with oak edges.

For the top’s insert plate I choose the Kreg plate with its levelers.
The table has 5 small drawers on its top part (1 for tools, 2×1/2 bits, 1X1/4 bits and 1 for storing set-up blogs) and 1 electrical compartment.
The lower part of the table has a shelve cabinet divided in two, a shallow and a deep drawer. The whole table sits on 4 levelers.

At its left side I’ve mounted some old plastic pegboard frames to hang my bush sticks and a measuring tape.

The router mounted under my table is the Dewalt 625EK 3HP with a fine high adjuster.
When the router is lifted high enough it allows me to change bits from the top, so there was no need for a lift.
One thing I did different was to have the routers dust extraction adapter fit on the router and connect it with a shop vac hose to the dust collection outlet. This way I get almost everything and with the fence dust extraction connected I have 95-97% collection, so there was no need to enclose the router which is much happier this way due to better cooling ventilation. I’m very happy and impressed with the dust collection results.

At the right side of the table there’s the emergency router switch and the outlet of the dust collection from 56mm to 110mm to 100mm. I use the same flexible hose of my table saw with quick connection couplings to connect to the router table.

The fence is made out of MDF and Formica lamination. It attaches to my table saw fence so it’s always parallel and I use long flexible hose to allow it to move way back so that I can use the router table to groove dados (my table saw is European style, so no long enough arbor for a dado blade).

Thanks for watching

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#1 posted 444 days ago

Nice setup! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#2 posted 444 days ago

Man that is a nice Table Saw/Router work station and it has a large area for assembly work.

Very nice. Grandpa 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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#3 posted 444 days ago

Good job

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 444 days ago

Very nice organization for your shop. This should work out very well.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 444 days ago

Very nice organization! I’m sure that will help you rip wide panels too!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#6 posted 444 days ago

I’ve been thinking about installing a router table directly to my table saw, but now that I see your set up, I’m going to attempt something like it! It looks way more efficient, and utilizes more storage area. Thanks for posting. LOOKS GREAT!

-- Tony, Colorado,

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#7 posted 443 days ago

Great thought process and results. Looks good.

-- Terry,Tennessee

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#8 posted 443 days ago

I agree completely with tonybrews. Your idea is a superior solution. Space is always at a premium, and a tool’s accessories should be with the tool. This achieves that goal as well as increasing the work surface of your table saw, and allows you to utilize the fence on your router.

I also commend your knee bump off switch leve for your table saw. Scrap osb was never better utilized.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#9 posted 443 days ago

Very nice idea and well executed.

-- Nollie Bay City , Tx .

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Dave G

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#10 posted 443 days ago

You’ve nailed it.

If you have a moment, can you tell us what that small hose is teed off the lower DC hose in back of the table saw in image 5? Is that your router fence hose?

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#11 posted 443 days ago

Dave G, that is a bit confusing, I should have moved that from the shot :)
Anyway, if you look closer you will notice that is connected to the dust outlet of the table saw and leads to that red thing, so that is my TS safe guard dust collection hose. My fence hose you can see in image #6, and i keep it separetly normaly hanging over my clamps storage rack…

Also my fence is been stored under the outfeed table on a shelve next to the router table when not in use, you can see a small part of the left fence sitting there in image #4 just under the power sockets on the outfeed table. In image #2 you can see part of the fence at the back of the image.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#12 posted 443 days ago

You can’t go wrong with DW625 and a kill switch like that.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#13 posted 440 days ago

Very nifty setup. Dust collection and everything

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 440 days ago

Beautiful concept and execution. Beats a fixed wing hands down.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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