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Forum topic by bigfoot62 posted 02-15-2012 04:56 AM 2584 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bigfoot62

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02-15-2012 04:56 AM

I’ve just purchused a Grizzly 1023 RLW table saw with the right wing being a router table as well. However there was no information on how to install a router to the table, or was there any on the Grizzly web site. Am I missing this information somewhere? How is the router attached to the table as it’s cast iron, and most likely I’ll have to do some drilling to accomplish attachment of a router?
I’d like to see some pictures of this router attachment if anyone has any.
Thanks Don

-- My best friend has always been my Labradore Retriever!


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#1 posted 02-18-2012 02:04 AM

You probably got it figured out by now, but if not…

If you go to the Grizzly web site, and search for “router table extension” you will see that they sell these wings separately. The manual for the stand-alone router extension wings can be downloaded, and they have detailed instructions on mounting the router.

If I see this correctly, the wing should have some type of t-slot underneath, with hold-down type pieces that will slide in and hold the router in place.

Hope this helps. If not, maybe a bump of this topic will get some better answers.

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 02:41 AM

Here is my G0690 with the T-10222 router extension. You do have to drill additional holes to match up with the wing. I used the old wing PLUS the router extension for a longer cast iron surface. No difference on the G1023-RLW, AFIK.

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

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#3 posted 02-19-2012 03:08 PM

Nice looking saw! I noticed you have miter slots in your router extension. I don’t have them in my router extension. According to Grizzly they suggest you make a wood fence for mine with the included dust collector hardware.

-- My best friend has always been my Labradore Retriever!

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#4 posted 02-19-2012 03:39 PM

You know, I have though about changing out the stock fence on this since I have had problems with parallelism from right fence to left fence. I have dealt with that by selectively adding paint masking tape behind one fence. I think I have it pretty straight now, but it can be an issue.

Re: the miter slots—actually would rather not have them as they have caused me to scrap some pieces when the edge of what I was routing ‘caught’ on the edge of the miter slot. This caused a sudden stop in progress, and more often than not a kick outward, thus ruining the piece. Magnetic router fence would be the way to go, IMO, if I were given the ‘informed’ choice. FWIW, I had never used a router when I bought this.

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

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#5 posted 02-19-2012 06:19 PM

Wow I didn’t realize that you could get such a thing as a magnetic fence, how neet is that! I’ll check on prices for it. I hope it isn’t to bad in price. How be it that I just spent my fortune on the saw. I don’t have a router mounted in the saw yet but I see from what I downlouded from Grizzly it doesn’t seem to be to much of a hassel.
thanks for the responce. Have a great day! Don

-- My best friend has always been my Labradore Retriever!

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#6 posted 04-10-2012 02:06 AM

Don.

Did you figure out how to mount your router to the extension table on the GO 1023RLW? If not let me know and I’ll send you some pictures of a router mounted in mine. I have the same saw.

I also wanted to check with other GO1023 owners about an issue I noticed with my saw. My saw was delivered in the spring of 2011, so I have had it for about a year. Let me start by saying I love the saw. But I did notice a problem with the blade guard when using the supplied miter guage.

Here is the problem I noticed. When the full blade guard is on the saw, if you are using the stock miter guage in the righthand slot the miter guage runs into the plastic guard. Rather than pivoting up and out of the way, the blade guard actually deflects to the left – toward the blade. There are a couple problems with this. First, it’s dangerous. Second, after repeated cuts it could either damage the guard, or it could over time effect the alignment of the guard creating its own dangerous situation. It’s almost as if Grizzly ground the slot about 1/2” too close to the blade.

My solution to the problem has been to use a slightly narrower Incra miter guage that passes by the right side of the blade guard without touching it. With this miter guage in use it’s the wood that contacts the bottom of the blade guard and pivots it upward for the cut.

Has anyone else with a Grizzly GO1023RLW had this problem?

-- Dan - MADHOUSEWORKSHOP - Minneapolis, Minnesota

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