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Forum topic by coachbryan posted 12-24-2012 04:33 AM 1361 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2012 04:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: router router table table saw extension table tablesaw

Hello jocks!
Recently received a new DeWalt 2 1/4 hp router and I want to add an extension table to my table saw. The issue is I’m having some trouble working out in my head some if the details. For example I notice from perusing some if your work that many prefer it to be to the right of the blade to allow dual use of the fence. I like this and I want to build a clamp- able auxiliary fence for it.

Also my table saw is old and the rails are just 3/4” pipe which I’m thinking may not provide a stable mounting platform. Have any of you encountered this? There are 4 bolts which currently mount the wing to the cast iron top. Could these be used to aid and support an extension table?

Next the top. I have some 3/4” plywood and MDF at my disposal. I was thinking of doubling it like a counter top and cutting a hole through the bottom layer for the router. Funds may prevent me from buying a nice metal insert plate just yet. How have some of you gotten around this? Balancing strength and support for the router with bit clearance and functionality?

Thanks in advance to all and Merry Christmas!
- Coach

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 06:35 AM

If you get too much weight off the side of your saw, you might need to put on auxiliary legs. Sort of embarrassing to have your saw tip over while using it.

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