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Forum topic by jimintx posted 04-21-2014 10:49 PM 1303 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jimintx

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04-21-2014 10:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw router

I wonder if anyone has done this? My unisaw has the 52” extension, and i never use all that width anyway. I know I can install a router lift in the existing laminate covered extension (original equipment), with some added bracing to eliminate droop.

I was thinking of somehow using a ready-made top, such as the ones offered by Rockler, with fence and T-track already incorporated, in the T/S extension area.

So this is not intended to be a new discussion of using the extension table as a router table versus a stand-alone router table. I know the pros and cons of that pretty well.

Thanks for any input,
Jim


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#1 posted 04-21-2014 10:59 PM

This may help. I have a Rockler ready made table. The dimensions are 1-1/8” x 24” x 32”. Other than the size, other obstacles might be that all four corners are radiused and the perimeter has a bullnose profile

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 01:24 AM

Jim,
I am just finishing a restore on a PM66 table saw. I also want to put a router table on the extension end. I am so worn out from the refurbish project, that I was really ready to just buy a pre-fab top from Rocker or woodcraft or online. I cant find one that fits other than a cast iron one (which I am tempted to do) All of the pre-fabed ones I find are 24” x 32”. The width on my saw is 28”. I don’t know what your dimensions are, but if you find one other than cast let me know where you get it. The other challenge I am finding is if I build one, its really difficult to find formica/laminate for the top. Big boxes sell white or funky marble patterns. I want black. Let me know what you come up with.
Thanks

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 01:56 AM

https://www.topcabinethardware.com/top-cabinet-hardware/product/4820-909-58-4x8-20

Jtritz try purchasing online or from a local cabinet shop. Forget the big box junk.

I just canceled a big order from Home Depot because they screwed it up so bad.
Been waiting for a sink for 4 weeks. Just found out they received it at the store 2 weeks ago and didn’t know why they received it so they sent it back. Total incompetence. Now I had to order online from Amazon and pay $50 more, but at least they usually beat their shipping date. I have cabinets and granite waiting for this sink in a house that has to be occupied by the first week of May.

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#4 posted 04-23-2014 12:25 AM

For the laminate, just get some of the “underside” laminate. Every good laminating job will be a sandwich, the good showy stuff on top, with a plain jane laminate on the bottom. Even the Big Box stores should have the underside stuff.

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#5 posted 04-23-2014 12:32 AM

+1 BikerDad….Got to laminate both sides to stabilize/prevent warping the substraight. I believe the underside stuff is called backer laminate

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