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Forum topic by rrdesigns posted 03-12-2011 12:47 AM 3155 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2011 12:47 AM

Is it worth it to double duty your table saw extension table with a router insert? I already have a stand alone router table but am buying a new saw. Considering all my options.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#1 posted 03-12-2011 01:18 AM

the advantage to two router tables
is you can do cope and stiles easier
set both bits up
any mistakes
cut another piece
and run it through same as the one trashed

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#2 posted 03-12-2011 03:14 AM

I agree with David’s comment. I don’t believe that you can have too many router tables in a shop (provided you have room for them of course). A friend of mine had 8 of them and kept them set up for individual operations. He felt that going this route saved him lost of time with regards to set up.

The biggest drawback that I can see to doing this is whether or not the router set-up will interfere with the operation of your saw- i.e. does the fence or router bit prevent you from using the full capacity of your saw when cutting large panels or sheet goods.

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#3 posted 03-12-2011 06:50 AM

Depends on the shop footprint and the intended jobs. If your lacking space, it makes sense to combine.
If you can have two, why not??

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#4 posted 03-12-2011 10:24 PM

Placed my order today for this one:

Now I’m shopping for board buddy rollers and jigs to make my new venture safer. Thanks for all the comments and help. Lumberjocks are the best!

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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