|Forum topic by David Grimes||posted 04-04-2011 06:14 AM||3994 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
04-04-2011 06:14 AM
Dear Fellow Lumberjocks,
I have been looking, believe me. To start from the beginning, I have the saw already together and working great. I ordered a 3 1/4 HP Triton the other day based on some tips from Lumberjocks (including where some great sale prices were), so that will be the router I will be using on the extension wing.
I want the extension on the right side. I have 27” between the rails of the table saw (front to back) which I understand is something of an industry standard. I have 17” from my right side extension wing already on the saw to the end of the rails. I do not want to replace my existing extension. I want to add to it. It is okay with me if I exceed the 17” a bit.
I do not want a laminate extension wing, even though they are less expensive and some are longer than 17”. I want a cast iron wing that will fit my saw.
Has anyone put a cast iron wing on one of these saws? If so, please tell me what, where, how, etc.
I want a router plate for the extension that will fit the Triton. I believe i want an aluminum or phenolic. I know I do not want laminate with particle board or mdf beneath it.
I called one of the places that make these and they did not know if theirs would fit or not. And when I questioned further, I was invited to build one from scratch with one of their builders kits !
I also want a decent fence (split) and tall for vertical passes with at least one row of t—slots on the face and up top… and dust collection provisions. Again, I do not want the stinking laminate on the fence, either.
Am I expecting too much from off-the-shelf or out-of-the-box ?
If I have to make one, has anyone made one out of Corean solid surface ? Any reason not to use Corean ?
Please forgive me if I have exceeded the unwritten maximum number-of-questions-per-thread-starter rule, but I do need your help. You guys have guided me through several of these swamps already and I have yet to lose a limb to or even see any gators.
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia