Ideas for a router dust box under table-saw extension wing

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Forum topic by Michael posted 05-08-2013 03:59 AM 5181 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-08-2013 03:59 AM

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My Grizzly table saw (G1023RLW) has a cast-iron extension wing for the router. I’d like to build a router enclosure that hangs under the extension wing, to which I can hook up a dust-collection hose. I’ve seen some nice ideas online. (Rockler’s Dust Bucket looks nice, but I’d like to build my own from plywood.)

But I’ve been wrestling with the apparent difficulty of how to attach the box to the underside of the wing. I’ll be glad for ideas or pointers to related projects for how I might construct an enclosure for the router.

As an aside, I’m not thrilled with this extension wing. Now that I’ve lived with it, I would prefer to have one that would allow more options for mounting a router plate.

A view under the extension wing:

And another view:

Just for reference, here’s a shot from the top:

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#1 posted 05-08-2013 04:09 AM

Build an open top box with a lip around the top opening, and use some PL construction adhesive to secure it to the underside of the cast iron.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#2 posted 05-08-2013 05:09 AM

I wouldn’t bother with a box. I would just use a shop made shroud over the router opening (the window you normally view through when hand routing) with a fitting for a vac hose. That way the router won’t overheat and you still get dust collection, probably better dust collection than a box in fact.

Kind of like this.

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 01:02 PM

I would build a cabinet to fit under the wing, sized to fit from the floor to the bottom of the wing. Partition the top of the cabinet for dust collection and build either drawers or doors/shelves for storage in the bottom of the cabinet. If you have a mobile base for the saw and wanted to maintain mobility, build the cab on casters.

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