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Forum topic by builtinbkyn posted 12-27-2016 09:15 PM 1652 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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builtinbkyn

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12-27-2016 09:15 PM

Does anyone know if there’s a manufactured cast iron router table extension for Unisaw? The top is 31” deep vs the standard 27”. Or do I need to fabricate one from a solid surface material like Corian? Has anyone come up with a solution for their Unisaw?

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)


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#1 posted 12-28-2016 12:34 AM

The one I have on mine which I believe is original to the model has a wood under-framing with a formica top. It has sagged and is in need of replacement. Sorry that doesn’t answer your question, but if you were to make your own I would chose a very sturdy material and make it beefy as routers are heavy and if you want a flat bench top you will need to make allowances for this. Obviously steel would be the best choice. Best of luck.
I will watch this thread to see if you find one, I would love to get my hands on one too.

-- Brian Noel

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#2 posted 12-28-2016 12:47 AM

Thanks Brian. Yeah I thought about the weight and it’s why I was thinking of using a solid material such as Corian. I have a new Triton TRC 001 for the table. It’s pretty heavy. I’d use two 3/4” layers to achieve a 1 1/2” thick top. My other option is to visit one of the neighboring businesses to my shop where they fabricate from marble and granite. A granite top milled to accept an Incra plate would be nice. Just not sure what that would set me back. I guess they have “scrap” pieces that are too small for kitchen work that may be reasonably priced. The fabrication work to accept the plate would be where the cost starts to escalate. I guess the answer is no in so far as a pre-made solution goes.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#3 posted 12-28-2016 12:52 AM

I have been putting off building a replacement because in all honesty I would much rather remove it all together. My shop is small so it works for now, but if I had the room I would remove all vises and routers from my large assembly table/table saw and just have it as a dedicated table saw. It is way too easy for things to get piled up there and then “Oh, I will just make this one little cut” and shove the pile over just far enough to use the blade. BAD IDEA, very dangerous. SO if it were up to me it would just be a table saw. But being that my shop is small and real estate is limited, multi purpose work spaces will have to remain the norm. One of these days though ;) lol

-- Brian Noel

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#4 posted 12-28-2016 01:57 AM

Same here. Multipurpose is how I need to go. What I’m trying to do is eliminate the dedicated router table. I tend to pile junk on it anyway. I’d much rather reclaim that real estate to spread out things a bit. Right now the bandsaw is jammed up against it and between the planer. I’d probably use the router in the table more often. As of now, I have to pull it out and away from the other machines to use it or them.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 12-28-2016 02:04 AM

This is how things stand as of now after juggling a few things around. The drill press really needs to come off of the floor and get a dedicated base with wheels. Oh the router table is a converted Craftsman Benchmate :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#6 posted 12-28-2016 02:12 AM

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/8506
you say 31” deep versus 27” deep? are not all cabinet saws universal in that aspect? If your unisaw is different from mine, I don’t see an issue with using a 27” deep top either way with 4” of nothingness or could add 4” of hard maple.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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#7 posted 12-28-2016 02:25 AM


http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/8506
you say 31” deep versus 27” deep? are not all cabinet saws universal in that aspect? If your unisaw is different from mine, I don t see an issue with using a 27” deep top either way with 4” of nothingness or could add 4” of hard maple.

- Holbs

Saws like the new Uni, PM2000 and SS ICS have deeper tables than average, around 31”.

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#8 posted 12-28-2016 02:31 AM

hmph. go figure :) At auctions, I saw many PM72’s (?) where the table was HUGE. Thought it was only the PM72’s.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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#9 posted 12-28-2016 02:49 AM

The older Unisaws had a 27” deep table as did most of it’s peers. The new Unisaw has a 31” deep table, the PM2000 is 30.5” and the ICS is 30”. IIRC, the PM72 and Delta 12/14 had 38” deep tables.

I don’t know if they are, but if the bolt holes are the same spacing, one of the generic router table extension wings might work, although you would have the difference in depth to contend with. I have no idea if anyone is making one specifically for the new Unisaw. It probably would be much easier to just add a router to the wooden extension table, and is what I’ve done in the past with good success.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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