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Forum topic by bigarm posted 01-04-2016 06:36 PM 581 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2016 06:36 PM

I am in the process of getting and updating tools for the wood shop. At some point in time I would like to upgrade my router table. I currently have a Bosch RA1171 bench top router table with a Skil 1830 router in it. I would need to have something that would be on wheels so that it could be rolled into the shop when needed (shop is only 9”+ x about 30”). It would be nice to have either a lift or at least a way to raise the bit from above the table and change the bit.
My other tools include a Delta 36-725 saw, a Hitachi 12” miter saw, a Rikon bandsaw (still working on getting it up and running), Festool track saw, Domino and 1400 router, along with a couple of Dewalt cordless tools.
In the future, in addition to upgrading the router table, I want a Festool MFT3, a Festool sander and maybe drill.


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#1 posted 01-04-2016 07:15 PM

Taking into account the space constraints why don’t you want to use your table saw as a router table ?

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#2 posted 01-05-2016 02:47 AM

I have considered and still am considering that option. My only concern with that option is having enough room. I will have to measure to see how much I can move the saw so I have room to rout. The router extension would need to go on the right side of the table (as viewed from behind the saw) and then the wood would have to move to the left toward the back wall of the shop as my saw is in the rear of the shop.

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#3 posted 01-05-2016 04:41 AM

What router extensions do you recommend?

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#4 posted 01-05-2016 06:57 PM

I am also considering a cast iron extension for my Delta 36-725. I can find a couple of different ones. One is the MLCS and U turn lift which is a little cheaper. The other seems to be a Bench Dog with an Incra Master R Lift II which would be a little more expensive. The U Turn says it has 3” of lift. I can’t find the amount for the Incra, but it says it can do above table bit changes. The Incra can work with the Porter Cable 7518 or the Milwaukee 5625. The U Turn specifically mentions the PC, but does not mention the Milwaukee. Any info on either of these?

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#5 posted 01-05-2016 07:30 PM


I am also considering a cast iron extension for my Delta 36-725. I can find a couple of different ones. One is the MLCS and U turn lift which is a little cheaper. The other seems to be a Bench Dog with an Incra Master R Lift II which would be a little more expensive. The U Turn says it has 3” of lift. I can t find the amount for the Incra, but it says it can do above table bit changes. The Incra can work with the Porter Cable 7518 or the Milwaukee 5625. The U Turn specifically mentions the PC, but does not mention the Milwaukee. Any info on either of these?

- bigarm

I don’t have any of them, but Peachtree also offers a cast iron router table insert that looks nice. That is the one I have been considering going with.

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#6 posted 01-05-2016 08:00 PM


What router extensions do you recommend?
- bigarm

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#7 posted 01-06-2016 12:27 AM

Either you meant that your shop is 9 feet by 30 feet, or it is a scale model only 9 inches by 30 inches.

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#8 posted 01-06-2016 12:40 AM

I have a Bench Dog ProMax which replaces the left side extension to my Powermatic 64A and I would highly recommend it. It is very solidly built and saves a lot of space in my shop.

-- Brian - Snow Dog Woodworks - http://www.snowdogwoodworks.com

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#9 posted 01-06-2016 12:41 AM



Either you meant that your shop is 9 feet by 30 feet, or it is a scale model only 9 inches by 30 inches.

- runswithscissors


Yes that was supposed to be feet!

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