|Forum topic by Gerald||posted 01-28-2014 11:39 PM||2555 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
01-28-2014 11:39 PM
Anyone on here have any experience with upgrading the fence on a Shopfox W1728 Sliding Router Table? I picked one up from Grizzly’s scratch and dent several years ago, but hate it’s fence. Trying to adjust the split fence is a “wrenching” exercise in frustration, at best.
The main table is cast iron (30-3/4” X 9-7/8” and the sliding table is a 30-3/4” X 12-1/4” aluminum extrusion. You can see a picture at http://toolsandmore.us/shop-fox-w1728-sliding-router-table.aspx. This table appears, for all practical purposes, to be identical to the Grizzly G0528 amd MLCS Cast Iron “Precision” Router Table & Fence shown at http://www.grizzly.com/products/Router-Table/G0528 and http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/router_table_2.html#precision_table_anchor respectively. I plan to relegate this table to #2 with a more or less permanent round-over bit set-up, but would like to make it as useful as possible. So far, all I’ve come up with is to add a sacrificial, full width fence.
As a passing observation, either I have not learned its functional utility or the sliding portion of the table is worse than useless, adding only an unevenness to the tabletop at the juncture with the cast iron.
-- Gerald, Rural North Central Arkansas