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Forum topic by ChaseD posted 675 days ago 1668 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChaseD

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675 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly 1023 1023rl 1023rlw table saw

Hello Folks!

Great site with tons of useful info!

Looking at ordering the Grizzly G1023, just wondering if I should get the RLW with the built in router table or get the RL and the T10222 Router Extension Table?

I currently have a smaller shop and a dedicated router table does not fit the plan, I do use my router a fair bit and wondering what would be best. Will the built in table suffice or should i get the more versatile extension table?

I am coming from a dewalt dw745 contractors saw and my projects have out grown the saw, time to upgrade!

Thanks


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jblavigne

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#1 posted 314 days ago

I’m wrestling with the same question right now – what did you end up doing?

-- "Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nostrils, and the man became a living person."

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knotscott

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#2 posted 314 days ago

A router table built into the wing of a table saw is a excellent space saving compromise IMO. A stand alone certainly has the lion’s share of advantages, but putting it on the TS wing is a viable option that saves space. There are plenty of fence, storage, and DC options that can be implemented. I’ve had one on my saw for better than 10 years and have built a few versions. The RLW offers quite a bit of router table for a small premium IMO.

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

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 314 days ago

GET THE T10222 EXTENSION!

I had had one on my G0690 since day one and love it! I also reused the right OEM wing, but had to drill the three outer mounting holes on the OEM wing to fit the T10222 and buy the bolts. Notice that it matches the length of the OEM rails perfectly.

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

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Oosik

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#4 posted 314 days ago

Mike is the rolling base extension a separate piece from the saw base?

That is a setup I have envisioned once the funds come together.

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darthford

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#5 posted 314 days ago

Oosik yes rolling base extension is a separate piece http://www.grizzly.com/products/Extension-Kit-For-D2057A/D2259A

Mike that’s a great setup I love all that cast iron!

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darthford

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#6 posted 314 days ago

Hey Mike how do you like those yellow board buddies? I have a set arriving tomorrow.

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jblavigne

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#7 posted 314 days ago

Does anyone know if/how the t10222 fits the OEM rails on the g1023rl?

-- "Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nostrils, and the man became a living person."

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 310 days ago

Opps, missed the thread for a couple days…

YES, the mobile base “Extension” is extra: http://www.grizzly.com/products/Extension-Kit-For-D2057A/D2259A

Just the mobile base: http://www.grizzly.com/products/Heavy-Duty-Mobile-Base/D2057A

YELLOW BOARD BUDDIES—I love them! IMO, more durable than featherboards, and since the wheels are synthetic rubbler they do not mar your lumber. Don’t forget to order the 24in mounting rail (the longer one) for the board buddies, as well. It makes changing locations and adjustments much easier:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/W1108

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

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Oosik

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#9 posted 309 days ago

Mike,

Can you post pictures on how you kept the right wing and added the router table?

I might bite the bullet and get a grizzly new and attempt the same setup you have.

How hard was it?

How do you like the shopfox base too? Amazon reviews don’t shine a pretty light and people recommend a rockler base but there is no extension for the table legs.

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HorizontalMike

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#10 posted 309 days ago

No pictures… You just have to line up the router wing to the outside of the mounted right table wing, mark the holes with a pencil and drill the appropriate sized holes. Not rocket science, but yes… a bit tedious to get it right. Don’t forget the tape trick if the wing sags or is high…

If the holes are slightly large, that is not a problem. You semi-snug the bolts and then “tap” the wing flush before tightening the bolts.

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

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Oosik

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#11 posted 309 days ago

Tape trick?

How do you like the portable base, any problems with it?

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 309 days ago

If sagging = tape strip on bottom half of wing THEN TIGHTEN
If rising = tape strip along top strip of wing

RE: the mobile base… I love it! Allows me to move anywhere I need it to be. Easy to level/flatten wings as needed.

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

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darthford

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#13 posted 309 days ago

Drill press helper for installing these heavy cast iron tables

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