router table wing, which side.

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Forum topic by mpatrick posted 10-26-2010 02:57 AM 815 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2010 02:57 AM

I have a router table extension wing on my table saw now. Its one that craftsman sold, cast iron. Its on the left side of my saw now. Everyone that I have seen is always on the right, is there a reason for that? I have my fence off awaiting my new delta T2, and I was wondering if I should move my extension to the other side, before I put on the new fence. Thanks.

-- Michael...Houston, Texas

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 04:01 AM

My router is attached to LEFT side of my saw. I like to stand beside the table saw as I work on router jobs. I built mine 25 years ago, reason I never used right side back then was my table extension at that time was built from an old kitchen countertop, I didn’t think it would be stron enough to hold router underneath. (I din’t have large router base plates back then either)

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#2 posted 10-26-2010 04:15 AM

My Ryobi BT3100 has the OEM extension / router wing on the right side by factory design is the only reason. I sort of kept on with my shop built version out of habit I guess…

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 03:23 PM

The manual that I got for it, called for it to mounted on the left so I guess I will just leave it where it is. It doesn’t bother me where it is, just from seeing all of them mounted on the right I thought there was an advantage, but i guess not.

-- Michael...Houston, Texas

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