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Forum topic by melliott posted 01-11-2013 09:37 AM 2397 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-11-2013 09:37 AM

Hi everyone. I got the Rigid 4512 tablesaw for christmas and I am wanting to add a router table to the big open section between the fence rails on the right hand side of the saw. If people could be kind enough to guide me through this and post pics of thier own set ups or possibly links to where I could get the info i am looking for I would greatly appreciate it…...Mike

-- Mike

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 10:31 PM

Thanks Dragons….But I was looking for more of a home built set up with some pics of the build process. Your set up looks pretty nice though. Im in a two car garage so I am hoping to save space by combining the router in with the table saw.

-- Mike

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 11:20 PM


Here is one that I am building Right now I am still waiting for word on the General Cast Iron router table top. If you have any questions please let me know.


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#3 posted 01-12-2013 11:28 PM

Very nice Pete….Thank you.

-- Mike

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#4 posted 01-12-2013 11:59 PM

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#5 posted 01-13-2013 12:34 AM

Here’s my low-budget take. No lift. Utilizes the table saw fence.

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#6 posted 01-13-2013 12:46 AM

Thanks everyone….keep em coming. Even the low budget no lift is a start.

-- Mike

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#7 posted 01-13-2013 12:50 AM

When we did our three episode router table series we made a couple of things you could use. First was a homemade router lift. Second was a router fence with Incra style indexing.

I also found that you can make a very high quality router plate from a cooking trivet.

You'll have to watch the three episodes to get the details. It's episode 24-27 at

What I would do if I were you is get a couple pieces of angle iron, like an old bed frame. Cut two pieces long enough to stretch across the gap between your front and back rails. Attach them underneath the rails at the front and back edges of your router table top, you’ll have to cut a piece of wood to shim because I think your rear rail is thinner than the front. You’ll also have to cut strips of wood to shim beneath the 3/4” top to make it level with the table saw. Set the trivet into a routed out recess in the center. Attach the homemade router lift beneath that and you’re all set.

Here’s some sketches I made to help illustrate it:

I did something like that for my woodpeckers router lift on my table saw. I can take some photos if you need me to.

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#8 posted 01-13-2013 01:14 AM

Thanks Nub….Excellent drawings to go off of.

-- Mike

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