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844 days ago

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What is your favorite router table extension for a table saw and why?
I would like one wit a fence and slot for miter gauge.
I looked at few of them on Amazon and Grizzly.
Thanks.
Bert

-- Bert


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#1 posted 844 days ago

^I’ve got the BenchDog with the Triton in it. I’ve been happy with mine.

-- 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 844 days ago

I’ve always made my own because they usually cost next to nothing, and I can build in the features I want.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#3 posted 844 days ago

knotscott,
I did the same thing in my existing table saw, Rigid R4511, starting with a Bosh/Skill router table.
It did not turn out good.
This is why this time I would rather buy one.
How did built yours?
Pictures?
( while answering your message I read the ad on the side for a radial arm saw: 7 1/2 HP and $10,000, whoaaaa! I would not want to use that thing)
Thanks.
Bert

-- Bert

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#4 posted 844 days ago

Bench Dog Pro Max with Dewalt router.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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hairy

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#5 posted 844 days ago

For me, the space saving wasn’t worth the loss in convenience. I got rid of mine and got a real router table.Life is good.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#6 posted 844 days ago

These two were laminated pressboard scraps:

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#7 posted 844 days ago

I have the peachtree cast iron router extension table and it works good for me. I had to adjust the holes slightly to line up with my grizzly hybrid, but drilling cast iron is easy and it was done in not time at all. It even works on the left side of the blade, seeing as its a left tilt saw, the motor is on the left side. have about 1/4 inch clearance between the router dust box and the motor cover, but it works :)

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#8 posted 844 days ago

Bert!

TRY AGAIN! Perseverance furthers!

;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#9 posted 844 days ago

I had a MDF wing on the table saw and it worked OK. 2-3/4” panels glued together and a phenolic insert. At a wood show I purchased a cast iron table saw extension wing from Peachtree woodworking supply.

http://www.ptreeusa.com/tablesaw_products.htm#1066

I am very happy with it. This is a 27” wide top so it fits my Powermatic 63A without any overlap at the rear of the table saw top.

I have a Ryobi RE600 3hp electronic router that I have had for some time, 15 years or so.

Check the insert size and table saw size. I have taken this into account when looking at replacement table saws. I will transfer the router wing to any new table saw I buy and its only 27”. My biggest problem is space, as is every ones, but my shop is packed and with any replacement tools, size is a factor.

Dave

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#10 posted 844 days ago

+1 for build it yourself.
My recipe:
Double layer of Formica laminated MDF (top and bottom) with hardwood edging, incra magnalock or woodpecker aluminum plates, t-track for fence adjustments.

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

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#11 posted 844 days ago

+2 for build it your self…..................are u a woodworker?

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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#12 posted 844 days ago

I like the Grizzly cast iron table.

-- Ken

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DKV

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#13 posted 844 days ago

Hairy, what conveniences did you lose?

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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