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Forum topic by StoutSawdust posted 03-06-2018 04:58 PM 433 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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StoutSawdust

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03-06-2018 04:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: vega fence router table extension

Hey guys, can any vega fence owners tell me if the fence rails can support a router table extension or is that too heavy for it without support arms?

Thanks

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#1 posted 03-06-2018 05:51 PM

I have a vega that I made a cabinet for that has the router table on the left side of the saw. But I have the cast iron extension.
I’m sure if you were going to do it on the right side then you can support it with wood going to the floor.

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#2 posted 03-06-2018 06:31 PM

Thanks for the reply, I was hoping to do a suspended one. Wanted to check before I bought one. Ordered a delta fence but man they can’t package their items safely for crap. The fence is all dinged up.

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#3 posted 03-07-2018 06:13 PM

I have a Vega. I also have a router table mounted to the left of the saw. However I support the table with struts down to the base of the saw. The front rail on the Vega is a round pipe. I think that it would support a table, however the back rail is a thin wall square tube, which probably would not.

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#4 posted 03-07-2018 06:42 PM

I don’t see why not depending on the size & weight. If you’re talking about a 27×43 wing with a 3hp router then I’d say you need legs. If a 27×20 or so and a “normal” router it should be fine.
I have a Delta T2 right now with a 27×18x1.5 MDF table, incra plate and ridgid router with no legs.
I just got a Unisaw and it has a Vega pro fence, I’m planning to build a new router table wing and outfeed combo so I’m going to want (probably need) to add “legs” but I’m hoping to keep the footprint the same. The legs will be angled to the saw’s base. Will see how it turns out!

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