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Forum topic by Abn101mp posted 10-25-2016 10:58 PM 919 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Abn101mp

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10-25-2016 10:58 PM

I finally received my Kreg plate and levelers the other day. I just recently purchased a TS2424 and had plans to replace the right cast wing and make it my router table and use the fence system already in place as it is in excellent condition and spot on.
However, in reading through several of others articles, I have read great things about a particular router table build.I cant for the life of me find it on here now.
There are literally thousands of videos and postings on saw table router extensions, and stand alone router tables. But If anyone on here could point me in a particular direction recommended by most of you, I would very much appreciate it.
I want to do this right and I am fully prepared for all materials involved for either.
I value so many of your opinions and input.

-- Dan,Mid-Maine


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Mikenln

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#1 posted 10-25-2016 11:12 PM

I am going to build a router table into my table saw wing. That is because of the limited room in my garage. If I had more room I would probably build a stand alone router table. Right now I use mini tables that I clamp to my bench.

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#2 posted 10-25-2016 11:14 PM

I am actually taking the plate off my Kreg route table and putting it on the saw.
The table itself that includes legs, top and the fence is going to be someone’s good deal.

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#3 posted 10-25-2016 11:26 PM

Dan,
I’ve got the TS3612, which is essentially the exact same saw with the rails slid 12” to the right. I installed a table between the rails and cut an opening for my router plate. you can see my set up here The support on the right side is just a rectangular frame that I put in place when I “park” the saw in place. All of my stuff needs to be on wheels so I’m always moving things around and I really prefer having the space saving of the router in the wing plus I clamp a variety of router fences & jigs to the saw fence and get simple adjust-ability. I’ve got multiple plates, but mostly use the big 3hp PC router that I modified with the router raizer lift.

We all have our opinions here and I think time and space are the biggest decision factors to think about.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 11:42 PM

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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#5 posted 10-25-2016 11:57 PM

Personally I’m a fan of router table extension wings. I did have a small stand alone Bosch router table that I caniblized the parts off to build my extension table.

The benefits of this set up for me:

The table is much larger
It has the weight of the table saw behind it to keep it in place
It uses otherwise wasted space
It’s much cheaper than buying one or building a stand alone table.

Quik

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#6 posted 10-26-2016 12:25 AM

You can’t have too many routers. a big 1/2” in the saw extension. A smaller 2hp in its own table permanently set with a corner bit. Several small 1 hp 1/4” handhelds for counters and sinks.

M

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