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Forum topic by ragin_cajuns posted 02-05-2016 09:11 PM 933 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2016 09:11 PM

to save space i want to add a router table insert in my delta 36-725 table saw. i have read posts where people have installed the benchdog table on 36-725 but they say that the holes on the benchdog do not line up with the existing holes on the table saw.

how would i mount it? drill new holes in the table saw to match the holes in the router table or drill holes in the router table to match existing table saw holes?

are they are any good options out there that fit the 36-725 as is?

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#1 posted 02-05-2016 09:57 PM

Make your own and design it around the existing holes in the saw top. I don’t know anything about this saw and you may find something that fits, but I seriously doubt that you will find something that lines up perfectly. If the bench dog top and the table saw top are both cast iron, then it would be a coin toss. If not, I would re-drill the easier to drill material. Just my 2 cents IMHO. Have fun and work safely.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#2 posted 02-05-2016 10:55 PM

I mount mine in a laminated (non-metallic) extension wing. I think it would be a PITA if it were mounted any closer to the saw blade. As it is I’m looking for a second fence so I don’t have to change a saw setting to make a router pass, or vice versa.

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#3 posted 02-06-2016 12:24 AM

Mount the extension to the rails and don’t worry about mounting directly to the ts table.


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#4 posted 02-06-2016 12:30 AM

MadMark…with all that Incra stuff in your picture, I thought you had broken into my garage! :)

It is usually the case that you can mount some angle iron to the existing holes in the tablesaw, and then use the angle iron sticking off the end of the table as a good place to mount an extension such as a router table. Worked well for me.

Unlike what I see in MadMark’s photos, I put mine on the left end of my ts, even out beyond the cast iron “leaf”.

-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.

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