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Forum topic by mmcracing posted 06-29-2011 07:02 PM 10318 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mmcracing

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06-29-2011 07:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router router table grizzly

I’m about to pull the trigger on a Grizzly G0715P Table Saw and like the idea of saving space by adding a router attachment. Can anyone that has the T10222 router attachment on their Grizzly saw comment on the quality and pro’s/con’s for the accessory? Do you find yourself wishing you did a stand alone router table instead?

Also, what router are you using?

Thanks.
-Mark


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mcase

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#1 posted 06-29-2011 11:40 PM

Don’t have this specific one, but I’ve had the basic arrangement for years and have always been happy with it. It is an enormous space savings.

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KBX500

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#2 posted 06-29-2011 11:41 PM

I don’t have that saw, or the router table attachment, but I prefer
having the two be separate. Several times I have seriously considered
a router attachment for my tablesaw, but decide not to.

My shop is a slightly oversized two car garage, that doesn’t have
cars parked in it, but I do repairs and maintenence on several vehicles
and ZTR mowers and I need all my machinery to be easily moved out
of the way to accomodate whatever I’m working on.

Adding a side table that would be heavy enough to support an good
sized router just adds weight. Plus, I like to roll my router table, and
others machines, outside the garge/shop for use sometimes.

I’m using a Porter Cable 7518 & 690, and a Rockler router table.

I’m curious as to why you settled on the G0715P ?

Keith

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mmcracing

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#3 posted 06-30-2011 02:50 AM

I’m working with a dedicated single garage bay as part of a 3 car garage. So I can take the nearest vehicle out while working, but the foot print for equipment is quite limited.

To the question on settling on the G0715P – settling for me would be picking up a PC saw at Lowes :) This is a huge step up from what I used in the past and fits the budget. I sold almost all my equipment 3+ years ago when we moved to San Diego and we just closed on a new house today that finally has room to work in again. I have a lot of equipment to buy.

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KBX500

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#4 posted 06-30-2011 03:55 AM

Mark,

When I said, “settled on”, I meant decided on, or that you chose the G0715P.

Congratulations on the 3 car garage purchase, and the house, too. A new house
will give you plenty projects to break in a new saw and router. Good luck with it.

Keith

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lilredweldingrod

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#5 posted 06-30-2011 05:39 AM

Mark, I have the G0690 and as soon as momma’s fridge is paid, I will be acquiring the T10222 for my saw. This will give me 3 router tables. This is to be able to make doors with all three bits preset and ready to go.

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grazer

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#6 posted 07-08-2011 06:56 PM

Can the T1022 fence be flipped around so that you can work off the back of the TS instead instead of reaching through the interior as shown?

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#7 posted 07-08-2011 07:04 PM

Can’t help on the specific model but I used a freestanding router table and/or shaper for years before adding the BenchDog cast iron extension table to my TS. I’d never go back. I gained enough room for you guessed it….more tools!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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dbhost

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#8 posted 07-08-2011 07:18 PM

Mind you, this is just MY opinion here, but I personally do not like the Grizzly cast iron wing / table due to the fact that there is no removable router plate. With a removable plate opening, you can put a router lift, or manually lift the router out to make adjustments, with the table you speak of, no such option there, you MUST make your adjustments in the table…

IF I had a full size cast iron saw, such as that one, I would be looking at something more along the lines of the Bench Dog 40-102

Now model specifics I can’t say much about, but I do have a Hitachi KM12VC fixed base in my shop built router wing on my BT3100. I have the wide table / rails on my saw, so with an overall saw length of nearly 8’, I couldn’t afford a big hit space wise with a dedicated router table. There is nothing I haven’t been able to do with this rig. If you want to have multiple routers set up no problem, just use multiple router plates and swap them around…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Bertha

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#9 posted 07-08-2011 07:28 PM

I’ve got the BenchDog cast iron that DB mentions. If you decide to go this route, shoot me a PM and I’ll give you some tips. It’s heavy. I installed mine by myself but I don’t recommend it. It’s heavy enough that it’ll tip my heavy vintage JET saw. I had to anchor the opposite end of the saw to the floor for safety. The table is of very high quality, as is the fence. I couldn’t be more pleased.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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HorizontalMike

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#10 posted 07-08-2011 10:13 PM

Like this? As you look at this, please note the the router fence is in it’s rotated “storage mode” to keep it from interfering with the TS fence and NOT how I actually use the router fence.

I like the T10222 on my G0690 and I am sure you will like it on your G0715P. Not cheap, but works well. I suggest adding a Triton router since they have their own lifting mechanism and that saves $$$ on NOT having to buy a lift. FWIW, I figured that the $$$ I saved on using a Triton router helped pay for the extra cost of the T10222 8-).

UPDATE: I almost forgot, I also used the existing TS wing and had to drill three mounting holes in the outer edge of the TS wing to accommodate the T10222. That will give you an extended cast iron surface and is well worth the effort.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Bertha

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#11 posted 07-08-2011 10:16 PM

Wow Mike, nice and clean. Looks great. I see you went lefty. I wanted to but my shop layout made it difficult. Now I have to climb in between my 52” rails to get to the router; plus, my table flips. I’m a mess.

I’ve got the 3hp triton & I had to drill a hole in the plate for the crank. I’m VERY happy with the router and for the price, it really can’t be beat.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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DonnyBahama

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#12 posted 07-09-2011 08:57 AM

I plan to incorporate a shop-made router table extension for my saw when I can afford to. My shop space is very limited (half of a small 2 car garage – to be shared with a motorcycle, golf cart or both) but even if it wasn’t, I think the extra space and support that a table saw top provides is a big plus. (Every separate/router table I’ve ever seen had a fairly small table top.) As I see it, the main advantage to a separate router table would be if you had a high production shop and couldn’t afford to have the table saw tied up for router work.

-- Founding member of the (un)Official LumberJock's Frugal Woodworking Society - http://lumberjocks.com/topics/29451

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HorizontalMike

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#13 posted 07-09-2011 02:23 PM

DonnyBahama SAID: ”My shop space is very limited (half of a small 2 car garage – to be shared with a motorcycle…

There you go. At least you have your priorities right 8-)
http://www.horizontalheavens.com/WoodShop.htm

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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mmcracing

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#14 posted 07-11-2011 02:59 AM

Thanks for all the tips. I noticed the 10% off grizzly coupon in Woodworking Journal isn’t valid until 7/20, so I have a little while longer to decide what to do. I’m looking at the Bench Dog option now.

-Mark

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mmcracing

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#15 posted 07-15-2011 02:48 AM

Interesting. I went to order the Triton Router today and the link didn’t work on Woodcrafts site. I emailed them and received this response:

Thank you for your inquiry. The item 150288 Triton router is no longer available through Woodcraft. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns and we would be happy to help.

Thank you
Tara
Woodcraft Customer Service
1-800-225-1153
custserv@woodcraft.com

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