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Forum topic by newwoodbutcher posted 10-18-2011 09:28 PM 985 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2011 09:28 PM

I’m about to pull the trigger on adding a cast iron router table extension from Grizzly to finish out my 691 table saw, I wrote the support team at Grizzly to ask if I could replace the MDF extension and router tables with a standard cast iron extension wing and their cast iron router table extension together. The responded that I probably could (“with some modifications”) but they have never done it and couldn’t make any recommendations. So, what I’m thinking about is buying their T10222 Router Extension Table Saw Table ($443 including shipping) and the P0690007 standard extension wing ($49.75 plus shipping and handling) so I will have a completly cast iron table surface for the whole TS and router table surface. (standard left side wing + normal table top + additional right side wing + router table = total cast iron surface. Sounds awesome doesn’t it?

My question: have any of you actually done this? Seems to me that (since it’s such a great idea) it should be a standard table saw option accross table saw manufacturers instead of those crappy MDF or shop made table extensions. Any advice? Anything to worry about or concerns to be addressed?

-- Ken

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#1 posted 10-19-2011 05:35 PM

Probably know this, but you’ll need some outrigger legs for stability.


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