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Forum topic by Mainiac Matt posted 03-16-2012 07:50 PM 3180 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mainiac Matt

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03-16-2012 07:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw extension wing router craftsman rockler

If you had this. (It measures 32” x 24”)

Would you rather set it up like this….

Or like this….

(cutting it down to 27”)

I’m can’t decide which way to go.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!


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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 03-17-2012 02:09 AM

I edited my novel down to a commercial…..

I appreciate any one sharing the pros and Fons of each idea

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#2 posted 03-17-2012 03:00 AM

I’d chose two separate tables. The down side is it takes up more floor space. The up side is versatility. Depending on how well I plan things, sometimes I’m two steps forward, one step back.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 03-17-2012 03:04 AM

Which ever works best for you. They both equal pro’s and con’s

-- Norman

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#4 posted 03-17-2012 03:05 AM

For me it all depends on the space you have. I have mine as the same height as my TS, when I’m using my TS I take the fence off the router table and it adds another 18” to the left of the fence, very useful when cutting sheet goods. If I had the space I would do both. Ultimately what works best for you and your space.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 03-17-2012 12:39 PM

Any body out there who’s using an extension wing router and finding it to small? I kind of hate to cut the top down.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#6 posted 03-17-2012 12:56 PM

I am about to make the same decision you did, I want to save space and put the exact same table on my tablesaw as an extension, but its quite large of a table. I’ll probably cut the other way so I don’t lose the fence.

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#7 posted 03-17-2012 12:59 PM

Both would be nice but for me I like the storage I have under my table as you can see from my profile pic.

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Mainiac Matt

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#8 posted 03-17-2012 11:35 PM

I guess I’m leaning towards the stand alone router table, as it can be positioned for use as an extension wing or an outfeed table….

I really have an immediate need for the out feed table.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#9 posted 03-18-2012 02:30 AM

Option A is the way I’d go.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#10 posted 03-18-2012 03:16 AM

Personally, I’ve never wanted a router mounted in my t.s…...I like r.t. cabinets that can be moved around (which i don’t do much), and d.c. is much easier to hook up with a cabinet…but…I have the room in my shop for a cabinet…..you may or may not….I”ve just always had cabinets….3 to be exact….I built the NYW router cabinet by Norm a couple of years ago, and it really works for me…....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#11 posted 03-18-2012 05:35 AM

I put two routers on my table saw, one on each side. I think it works great. Yes you always could use a bigger table.

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#12 posted 03-18-2012 07:56 AM

To follow up, I love norm’s stand alone design (working on that this summer), but I think a second table in a ts wing makes for a very convenient second rt at not much cost or effort..

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#13 posted 03-22-2012 04:05 PM

If I had room forit in my shop I would love a stand alone router table. mostly so I could set top at a higher level. Due to the size of my shop… and the fact that my rails stuck out into that space anyway, I went with the router attached to my table saw. As far as hooking up the DC to a cabinet or the wing of a table saw, I personally dont see a difference.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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