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Forum topic by need2boat posted 02-17-2011 02:53 PM 2203 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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need2boat

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02-17-2011 02:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: powermatic router woodshop tools routher lift nj

Hello everybody!

You can check out my profile for some pictures of my shop but it’s small and I bought most of the tools used. In the process of buying the planer I also bought a shaper as a set. That said I’ve been using it a bit but really feel it’s overkill for me plus I really don’t have the space.

I’m looking for some info on adding a router setup to my Powermatic PM 2000 (33”). I know powermatic offer a liff but it really doesn’t look that great for the price. Plus they don’t sell it with the table so either you flip for another ext table or you still need to router out yours. I’m wondering anyone has don’t this to there Powermatic table and can offer advice. Did a lot of searching and couldn’t find anything here or the net.

Would I be better off buying a Pre made table, building my own and saving the powermatic factory table, or lastly cutting into the Powermatic table. I’m leaning towards using the factory table cutting a hole and adding rails and aftermarket fence.

Looking for any advice.

Thanks

Joe

PS the shaper will be up for sale shortly. I’m in South Jersey.

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com


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wasmithee

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 04:08 PM

You can take a look at some pictures and info for the one I’ve been building here:
http://lumberjocks.com/wasmithee/blog/20607

My saw isn’t a Powermatic, however the brand of saw should not matter.

The pictures in this blog entry are too big. You may need to click on them to see the whole image.

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need2boat

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 08:27 PM

Thanks for the ideas. I will check out your setup

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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TJIC

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 02:51 AM

I inset a router lift into my PM2000 this past weekend.

Some details at my woodworking blog

http://365bowls.com/?p=166

http://365bowls.com/?p=165

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 06:42 PM

Hey TJIC,

Thanks for the pics and info. That looks like a really nice setup. I ended up tabling the entire thing as I have a rolling cart I use that goes under the leaf plus I haven’t found myself needing a router as much as I thought.

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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TJIC

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 06:54 PM

Yeah, I used to store stuff under my extension table ( a benchtop Delta planer on a flip-top base that I built) and for the last few days it’s been hanging out in the center of the shop, begging for a new home. Not sure where it’s going to live, since the shop is CROWDED.

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need2boat

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 07:00 PM

My area is around 25’X17’ so I’m regularly reconfiguring things. ;-)

JFF

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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TJIC

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#7 posted 01-14-2013 07:06 PM

mine is about 30×15 ; almost EXACTLY the same size. I feel your pain. ;-)

Shop tour from about a year back here: http://365bowls.com/?p=62

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