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Router table and Fence in Ridgid R4512

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Project by Bobmedic posted 09-16-2013 01:30 AM 5843 views 14 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished my router table and fence in the extension wing of my table saw. Really liking the Kreg lift. I made the fence so it attaches to the rip fence on the table saw. The fence has sliding faces that have been mitered to accept zero clearance inserts. The frame of the fence is made of ¾” baltic birch plywood and the faces are made from ¾” melamine.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 03:08 AM

Great job. I really like how you did the zero clearance fence inserts.

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 09:21 PM

I have a Craftsman saw. Did you take the wings off and then go up to the base of the table saw, or just attach to the wings?
I ask, because I am in the process of building a saw station and will be building a router station on the saw. I have an Incra router table now, but would also use the router station on the saw table.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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Bobmedic

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 09:50 PM

@sawdustjunkie, I attached to the extension wings. I wish I had cast iron wings but the stamped wings are adequate for now. The router table is made from 1 ⅛” melamine.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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sawdustjunkie

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#4 posted 09-17-2013 01:00 AM

My cast iron wings are the honeycomb ones. I have a Muelcab fence on the saw and have almost 28” from the end of the wing to the end of the fence. My fence gives me 42” on the right side of the saw.
Once I get further along with my work station, I will be able to start on the router table insert.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#5 posted 09-17-2013 03:23 PM

I have a very similar setup on my 4512 and mounted it to the steel wing, alum rails, and the steel spreader bar. It has proven to be too much weight for the rails and they are now starting to sag. If I did this project over again I would remove the steel wing and make a much wider wood wing maybe then I wouldn’t need support legs because it would transfer some of the weight to the cast iron top.

-- Jeff_Williams

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Bobmedic

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#6 posted 09-17-2013 07:54 PM

Jeff, you bring up a very good point about the weight. I think I may add some support by adding a cabinet below the router table. The cabinet will serve several purposes; it will add support, allow for dust collection and storage for accessories. I will have the cabinet on wheels so the saw is still mobile yet gives the wings support.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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