|Forum topic by fr8train||posted 04-27-2010 03:49 AM||14984 views||2 times favorited||8 replies|
04-27-2010 03:49 AM
I posted this in another thread, but wanted to start a new one, as I went slightly off topic in the thread I responded to. I thought that some people would be interested
This is the Bench Dog Table Ext 40-103 table saw router extension with the Craftsman 21833 table saw. Below are pictures of the two units connected.
Bottom line is this:
1) Some (like myself) were concerned that the motor housing unit of the saw would interfere with the router. This was, however, not a concern. There are no clearance issues with the motor housing of this table saw interfering with the router. I have a Porter Cable 895 2 1/4 HP hooked up and as you can see, there is plenty of room.
2) The middle bolt connecting the two tables (as seen in picture) is a pain in the arse to tighten, because the motor housing unit is in the way…. I have a crescent wrench that fit in there so I could tighten it, but it took some patience. A flex wrench will most likely work as well.
3) The table didn’t quite lay flush with my table saw. I am not sure if other 21833’s will be different, but I raised the table as high as it would go before tightening the bolts….. it is possible that it may go a little higher, because I have only girls in the house…. maybe I can make a little more flush, but this is a minor deal to me.
Bottom line…. this was money well spent on both accounts (table saw and extension). I love the the above table adjustment that I have with the extension, and I love the portability of it all.
One other thing that others may be interested in….. the rebate for the digital gauge is quite nice…. Craftsman sent it out with easy directions on how to hook it up to this saw….. if you need help regarding this, I may be able to assist.
Hope this helps!