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Forum topic by StiltzWi posted 04-07-2016 01:47 PM 906 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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StiltzWi

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04-07-2016 01:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: horizontal mike table saw router table router router extension table question

I am thinking of buying a Grizzly G0771 tale saw and the Grizzly T10222 router extension table. I am looking for information mainly on the router extension . Is it compatible with the saw I want to buy? Those that have it how have they liked it? I am planning on building around 9 interior 6 panel doors with it and am concerned with the clamping method they use to attach router. I have a triton 3.25 hp router if I use this extension table to do raised panels, are the clamps going to hold the router well enough? My concern is with making a large cut like that will the clamps hold the router in place. I called Grizzly but got to them after hours so they were closed. I would hate to get 1/2 through a cut have the router slip and then have a disaster, destroy the work table or get hurt! I read some of the messages from others but saw they were old so am hoping some will reply again with any updates they might have. Horizontal Mike do you have any new insights?


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#1 posted 04-07-2016 05:00 PM

Most routers screw to a plate and that makes them mount like a rock.

M

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StiltzWi

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#2 posted 04-07-2016 10:58 PM

If the router mounted that way I would have no concerns. but if you got to http://www.grizzly.com/products/Router-Extension-Table-for-Table-Saw/T10222 then download the owners manual you will see how the router is mounted to table via clamps. My concern is that the clamp could loosen and then I may have a disaster. I can get a benchdog table extension but then may have to drill holes in new table saw. I will have to decide one of these days what I am going to do. Thanks for the response though MadMark.

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Fired_Yo_Momma

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#3 posted 04-08-2016 02:33 AM

Ken90712 has the setup. I PMed him because I am going to pull the trigger on the 5HP Grizzly TS and I was thinking of selling my Incra router table and getting the router extension table but this is what he said to me that made me decide to keep my dedicated router table. See his response to me.

The way the router attaches on the bottom of the table I hate compared to my old one which mounted to the router plate. This one has these clip turn barrels standoffs that mount the router to the bottom of table and the router will move some while tightening the bit. Bad design.

Like the cast iron table and love the fence.

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StiltzWi

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#4 posted 04-08-2016 02:41 AM

That is kind of my fear I could buy a bench dog Pro cast iron extension but am not sure if I would have to drill holes in table saw to mount it. The fence on the grizzle one really looks nice. Wonder if one could make a plate that you could mount the router to then mount that to the bottom of router table. using some bolts instead of clamps?

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#5 posted 04-08-2016 12:12 PM

I did a TON of research in this department, and ended up with the Ptree extension table. It is slightly more expensive (after shipping and all) than the benchdog, MCLS, and Grizzly versions, however, I think it has some major advantages…

1) Has a decent fence system, so I didn’t need to run out and buy a $300 fence right away.
2) Miter slot is molded into the cast iron, and not a screwed in t-track (maybe a personal preference?)
3) Plate opening is 9.25” x 11.25” – This is more standard, and several different router lifts fit this size. Other tables require you to use their lift (benchdog & mlcs) or no lift at all (grizzly). – I didn’t go with a lift, but its nice to know I have option if the time comes.

One thing I didn’t like… The plate it comes with is not aluminum, but rather a phenolic plate. It was also not drilled, however it did have “dots” where it could be drilled. This is due in part to being universal, and accepting just about any router. I used my drill press to drill and countersink the bolt heads. I mounted the Bosch 1617EVS in mine, and also drilled a hole for the above table adjustment in the plate. I can change bit height and change bits from above the table.

*edit- Failed to mention, I have this mounted in a G0771 as well. I did have to drill an additional hole in the extension wing to make it work, but it wasn’t bad. The extension wing sits about 1/32 lower than the main table. I could have gotten it to line up by reaming out the mounting holes, but I was satisfied.

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StiltzWi

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#6 posted 04-09-2016 11:55 PM

I saw a video of someone who bought a peach tree extension table. He did say he had to ream out the holes a little bit, and that when you do that you void the warranty. that is something I am trying to avoid. I know MLCS Baileigh tools and a few others all use the same universal, clamping system. If I go the Benchdog route then I am tied into buying there proprietary inserts ect. I don’t need a lift as it is built into my router a Triton. But like ste6168 said it would be nice to have options later on. I just might end up with a stand alone table, who knows?

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#7 posted 04-12-2016 03:49 PM



I saw a video of someone who bought a peach tree extension table. He did say he had to ream out the holes a little bit, and that when you do that you void the warranty. that is something I am trying to avoid. I know MLCS Baileigh tools and a few others all use the same universal, clamping system. If I go the Benchdog route then I am tied into buying there proprietary inserts ect. I don t need a lift as it is built into my router a Triton. But like ste6168 said it would be nice to have options later on. I just might end up with a stand alone table, who knows?

- StiltzWi

Yeah, I may end up pulling mine off again, and reaming out the holes down the road, but I highly doubt it. It is close enough for me.

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StiltzWi

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#8 posted 04-21-2016 09:47 AM

Well finally pulled the trigger, was all set to buy a shaper but at the last minute decided on a router table instead. I bought the Grizzly G0771 table saw and an incra router table combo #3. I figured I will get more use out of a router table than I would the shaper. The table saw is expected to arrive this friday and the router table is expected???? 4-6 weeks from now. High demand for there fence system I guess.

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