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Forum topic by Jim Dawson posted 08-29-2017 02:37 AM 596 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Dawson

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08-29-2017 02:37 AM

I saved, and sold other hobby items to fund my new Sawstop PCS. My wife couldn’t believe it when she saw me attacking it with a router. Before I modified it to add a router table I checked to see how much it would cost to replace the table extension if I screwed it up. It is $119 to replace the extension table so I went for it. The first wood I cut on the new saw was plywood to beef up the MDF table. Here is the result including my shop made fence, not pretty but works for me.


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alittleoff

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#1 posted 08-29-2017 05:39 AM

Looks like you did a nice job. Great looking saw too!
Gerald

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#2 posted 08-29-2017 10:51 AM

That is a nice job. Does the fence rail block the end of the miter track? It looks that way to my old and not-so-sharp eyes.

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#3 posted 08-29-2017 10:56 AM

That is very cool! I planned to do this with my table saw as soon as I bought it but requests for some furniture from family and fiends for take priority, even though I never charge more than a bottle of beer for my work. I have a Kreg benchtop router table that I plan to transfer to the table saw extension.
I have q question though: why did not you make a simple attachment to the table fence instead of making a full functional router fence with its own rails ? With a digital readout it would make it a nice combo.

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#4 posted 08-29-2017 12:12 PM

Good eye. Yes, it does but I didn’t want to cut a notch in the rail. I tried the miter setup from my band saw and it is short enough to go well past the bit. If it becomes a problem I’ll address it later.


That is a nice job. Does the fence rail block the end of the miter track? It looks that way to my old and not-so-sharp eyes.

- Fred Hargis


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#5 posted 08-29-2017 12:16 PM

I built that setup for my old saw and it worked ok but it seems every time I would get it set I would need to cut something using the fence. If the shop was big enough I’d prefer a separate table.


That is very cool! I planned to do this with my table saw as soon as I bought it but requests for some furniture from family and fiends for take priority, even though I never charge more than a bottle of beer for my work. I have a Kreg benchtop router table that I plan to transfer to the table saw extension.
I have q question though: why did not you make a simple attachment to the table fence instead of making a full functional router fence with its own rails ? With a digital readout it would make it a nice combo.

- Carloz


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#6 posted 08-29-2017 02:21 PM

Very nice

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#7 posted 08-29-2017 02:28 PM

A notch in the rail at that point wouldn’t hurt anything. Actually, I’d guess you’d have to notch the back rail as well. But you might want to wait and see if you ever use the miter track. I think I’ve used mine maybe 5-6 times in the 15 years I’ve had it.

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#8 posted 08-29-2017 04:13 PM

Jim, why didn’t you simply attach the router fence to the saw fence? That would offer greater precision and ease of set up.

Regards from Perth

Derek

Edit: oops .. you answered this already.

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Jim Dawson

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#9 posted 08-29-2017 04:31 PM

See my earlier response:
“I built that setup for my old saw and it worked ok but it seems every time I would get it set I would need to cut something using the fence. If the shop was big enough I’d prefer a separate table.”


Jim, why didn t you simply attach the router fence to the saw fence? That would offer greater precision and ease of set up.

Regards from Perth

Derek

Edit: oops .. you answered this already.

- Derek Cohen


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#10 posted 08-29-2017 08:43 PM

Only the front rail is blocking the track.


A notch in the rail at that point wouldn t hurt anything. Actually, I d guess you d have to notch the back rail as well. But you might want to wait and see if you ever use the miter track. I think I ve used mine maybe 5-6 times in the 15 years I ve had it.

- Fred Hargis


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richimage

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#11 posted 08-29-2017 10:05 PM

I look at the stuff that gravitates to the horizontal surface and think about doing this as well, but the dedicated router table works fine, and is a larger table as well…. built on a cabinet from my kitchen remodel, it just works. Having said that, your implementation looks great!

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