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Forum topic by tengallonhat posted 01-03-2014 07:00 PM 1426 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tengallonhat

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01-03-2014 07:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

I’ve been considering different layouts for my shop and have seen several good layouts that put the router table wing on the left hand side of the saw and the standard wing on the right. By doing so, you can push the whole saw up against the right hand wall and build a nice outfeed/storage space saving setup.

I’m wondering if anyone has tried this with the Grizzly G1023 saw and it’s router table extension. I talked to Grizzly about it and they said it might interfere with the motor access panel. I don’t see that as a show stopper though. Just curious if anyone here has done this kind of setup with their table saw and how it worked out or specifically tried it with the Grizzly saw.


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#1 posted 01-03-2014 07:07 PM

just keep in mind you need to get in the motor access panel to clean out the saw dust your collector can’t pull once in a while. Or at least I do.

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#2 posted 01-03-2014 07:08 PM

Yeah, that makes sense, I just figured for the the floor footprint, taking the router out of the table to access the panel once in a while wouldn’t be enough to rule out swapping them entirely.

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#3 posted 01-03-2014 07:20 PM

I’m sure it depends on the dimensions. I’ve got that saw, with a home made router built into the right side and a home made lift. I’m on the other side, but there would be plenty of room to open the door if it was on the other side.

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#4 posted 01-03-2014 08:41 PM

@tengallonhat – Bad news bud…

I measured the two cast iron wings. The left wing is 10 inches wide. The hole for the router in the right wing is about 12 inches to the right. The motor cover fits right up under the left wing with only an inch or two clearance.

I don’t see any way possible to fit the right wing on the left side and have any clearance for the router.
Sorry about that.

Mike

This pic was taken during the initial assembly. The motor cover hasn’t been attached yet.

This pic was just taken. Sorry about the sawdust. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 01-05-2014 06:37 AM

When I bought my G1023RLX, I visited the showroom in Missouri and the floor model had the wings swapped and sloppily bolted on. I assume it was a mistake by a new employee. It was very noticeable because the beveled edges that are normally on the front edge of the wings were at the rear of the saw and the non-beveled edges were at the front edge and quite square and sharp. I would consider this before making your decision.

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#6 posted 01-20-2014 06:26 PM

Thanks everyone. Just getting back to this. I think the solution here is to probably make/buy a custom left wing extension or just pull the saw away from the wall when using the router table which is the K.I.S.S. method.

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