router on extension wing?

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Forum topic by justholler posted 03-23-2012 05:28 PM 874 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2012 05:28 PM

I am deep in the search for a new table saw. I have been swayed over to the Grizzly side. If they have two saws such as the 1023, and the extension for a router is only $50 more (included in shipping), then whats the major issues that would deter a buyer from getting this? I can’t build a table for $50!! But there may be some obvious issues that I’m not seeing here that should raise a red flag. Is it the fence? Is it the sturdiness? Is it the non-existent T-track? Is it the dust factor? The noise factor? An issue with not having your router in the wing at all times like you would a table? Maybe I’m answering my own question??? Maybe some L J would say heck yeah for $50 it’s worth it not to have another tool / cabinet taking up space. I don’t know.

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#1 posted 03-23-2012 05:36 PM

Man, it would definitely be worth it to me. I added a benchdog job to my JET and loaded with a 3hp and digital readout, I’m probably about $700 down. I think that if you can use the tablesaw fence, that’d be a bonus. My JET fence is a little weird and gappy, so I get tired of taking the router fence off and on. I’d say go for it unless it’s poorly constructed. Pop a $200 Triton in there and you’ll be in great shape.

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

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#2 posted 03-23-2012 05:43 PM

I am not in favor of a tablesaw fence used as a router table fence. A router fence needs to be split to allow you to bury the bit safely away. I also like enclosed router tables to manage dust.

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