|Forum topic by rehkram||posted 11-12-2015 12:32 AM||489 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-12-2015 12:32 AM
Hello everybody. I’ve been reading and enjoying the forum for quite a while.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. I have a Delta 36-725, it’s great. After being used daily by all and sundry for over a year during our farmstead creamery construction project, I’m now tuning it up and planning to build extensions to replace the sheet metal ones, one of which will be a router table.
The Delta has a lot of room on the right, less on the left. However, for a couple of reasons other than sheer laziness I don’t wish to walk around to the back of the saw to start routing. But I still want to put the router on the right.
So here’s the question. Putting the router extension on the right generally involves feeding work from the back of the TS. Putting it on the left, feed direction is generally the same as the saw. In both cases, this assumes the router fence is closer to the TS blade than the router bit.
So my question is this. If I were to mount the router extension to the right, and its fence yet further to the right of the router bit, with T tracks for clamps etc to its left, would I not have the best of both worlds?
I’d be interested to hear of any downsides to this approach. The only one I can think of is the rare occasion of routing very wide workpieces, but I’m thinking I could handle that by removing the riving knife and dropping the TS blade which would allow me to use the whole TS top. I could live with that.
Comments much appreciated,