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Router table in Ridgid R4512 table saw

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Project by cgrooms posted 141 days ago 2409 views 21 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my side wing router table I made to fit in the right side of my Ridgid R4512 table saw. I made it to save some room in my garage so I can get rid of my dedicated floor standing Crafstman router table.

I made it out of two layers of MDF and wrapped it in maple to help prevent sagging and to give something solid to attach it to the table saw with. The second picture is of me using about every clamp I have to close the gaps when I glued the two pieces of MDF together. I then put a piece of white plastic laminate I got from the scrap bin at work for the top and the face of the fence. The best thing about this project is other than the hardware (router plate, t track, and bolts and knobs) I built it all from scraps that were gonna be thrown away at my work.

I drilled out some material with a forstner bit in the bottom of the router table so I could attach the table to the existing bolt holes in the table saw. I added two pieces of oak that I jointed one edge and screwed them to the bottom of the table to help stiffen it all up and prevent sagging over time.

I used a Kreg router plate and t track. The last picture is of a simple jig I made to help get semi-clean cuts in the t track. That and a new hacksaw blade helped.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 141 days ago

Nice job. Looks like a model for others to follow.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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SawDustNeophyte

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#2 posted 141 days ago

Very nice. I have the 4512 also. I’ve been planning to put in a router wing myself as soon as things slow down In my school. State assessment season in Texas bites. Yours looks great. Thanks for sharing.

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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Ttier315

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#3 posted 141 days ago

Great job! Just bought a Delta and I’m planning out my router table as well. Looks like I may incorporate some of your ideas

-- Tom T, upstate NY

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BusterB

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#4 posted 141 days ago

Oh thats pretty sweet…. I have the porter cable version and could see this working pretty well on it. Great job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 141 days ago

Well done, I have had one on my Rigid Saw for yrs and love it. The Triton Router mounts on the tables without needing a lift or tools and adjustments can be made from the top of the table. ( just some info) I thiknk others are starting to do this as well.

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

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cutworm

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#6 posted 141 days ago

Nice work!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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ChipBreaker

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#7 posted 141 days ago

I have the same ts. Was going to make pretty much the same insert. Nice job!

What did you make your zero clearance insert out of? I made one out of oak and hardboard laminated. Not sure if I liked it too much and now its for dado’s.

-- I wood if I cood

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cgrooms

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#8 posted 140 days ago

Thanks for all the kind comments.

ChipBreaker – I made my zero clearance insert out of 1/2” mdf. It’s held up decent so far. I’ve had it for a couple years now and it hasn’t needing replaced yet.

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BubTheBuilder

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#9 posted 127 days ago

Just bought the same saw and had the same idea. GREAT WORK! Now I know I can pull it off. Haha! Any recommendations or after-actions you would have done different or changed now that it is operational?

-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."

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cgrooms

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#10 posted 123 days ago

I’m pretty happy with this so far. I haven’t run into a problem with it yet so I can’t think of anything I’d change. A big plus I’ve found with it was when I was routing some dados in the middle of a board and the fence wouldn’t go back far enough to let me use it so I removed it and used my table saw fence as a guide. I can’t see myself needing to do that a whole lot but it sure was handy when I needed it.

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