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Posted on Pros and Cons of a Table Saw/Router combo table?

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#1 posted 10-11-2013 06:24 PM

Interesting, I’ve seen the combination so many times I thought there would be more of a consensus it’s a good thing.

├ćnema – my saw is a Porter-Cable portable. A Portacableble. It’s so portable I can’t even move it around the garage! But I’ve got a nice paper towel stand! Glad I bought it!

Actually I’m in the middle of a garage overhaul everything is a mess. To the right of the saw is the router table I’m in the middle of constructing:

I own that whole part of the garage in the back of the photos. A car owns the part where I took the photo. I also own the wall to the left you can’t see where I’m gonna hang a cabinet for planes, measuring tools, bits, chisels, knives, guns, canons, whatever. A workbench on casters also goes back there.

I went back and forth for a long time about whether to build a router cabinet or just a boring table. Because I had a bunch of brackets leftover from a time when I didn’t know a mortise from a tenon, I went the lazy man’s route and started a boring table. Sometimes I think – you are not being a good woodworker here. You know what? I don’t care. It was easy. Now, if I had read that a table saw/router combo station was the way to go, I would incorporate what I’ve got into something with the saw.

There’s a good black table I like to keep but with the garage filling up with more stuff there’s just not any room. I had thought about cutting the legs so I could fold it up like a card table and store it against the wall.

The guy next door to me has his entire garage as a wood shop. I would kill for that but the wife would kill me. So trying to figure out how to best use the space is what I’m doing now.

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