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Forum topic by Blackie_ posted 05-04-2014 04:04 PM 802 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blackie_

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05-04-2014 04:04 PM

My question since I am limited in shop space and the position of my table saw my only option would be to set the router table extension to the left side if the tablesaw blade opposed on the right side, does it matter where you install the router extension at?

Thanks

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 05-04-2014 04:58 PM

If I were installing a router wing it would definately be on the port side sir.

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 05-04-2014 05:05 PM

Randy,

I’m experiencing a space problem as well. Is it a commercial router table or one you will be building? Will it have a lift? There are a number of saw tables on LJ’s.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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NiteWalker

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 05:09 PM

It doesn’t really matter.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 05-04-2014 05:10 PM

So Tom, it all depends on the type of router table be it installed on the right or left side? I’m prob going to purchase a commercial.

If what Cabmaker is suggesting port side, I’m standing on the saw end of the tablesaw ready to make a cut then the port side would be to the left of the blade, if we are on the same page then that would work, as I have the starboard side up against the wall.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 05-04-2014 05:13 PM

All of the images I’m seeing on google are showing the extension to be on the fence side of the table saw, that’s the side I have up against the wall which would not work for me.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 05-04-2014 05:14 PM

OK thanks Nitewalker, I just saw an image where it was on the blade side and not the fence side.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 05-04-2014 05:18 PM

Randy,

I have considered putting a router in an outfeed table attached to the rear fence rail. I’m guessing you want something that serves more than one purpose?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 05-04-2014 05:23 PM

Since my router table extension is, in reality, a table saw extension and because I seem to have my work on the right side of the blade (fence is there) the router is on the right. But then, my fence doubles as the router fence.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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grizzman

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#9 posted 05-04-2014 05:31 PM

randy, it will work on either side, as some have said, it is a nice feature to be able to use your table fence for your router fence, but it will work on either side.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 05-04-2014 05:53 PM

OK fence side of my table saw is out of play as mentioned it’s stationed up against the wall on that side, saying that I do have more mounting area on that side more open railing to tie onto.

Here is my table saw in question which has been long discontinued.

Hitachi C10FL table saw

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 05-04-2014 06:45 PM

Hi Randy. It does not matter what side you support a big sheet on but I think I’d prefer the left side. In a small shop you might consider a support the folds down out of the way when not needed. I built one for the back of my table saw as an out feed table but I pull the saw out and flip it up when it need to. it is supported with one bar that breaks in 2 and swings out of the way.. I made a half lap joint on a round piece of wood and I slide a piece of pvc down over the joint to keep it straight. I can send you a picture if you like!. It is the best thing I did on that saw!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 05-04-2014 06:49 PM

Randy,

I guess I’d like to see the saw in your shop? But in my case I am considering attaching it to be back rail as an outfeed table. You my friend are in the box business, and may not have enough time to build it? I would take some time to figure out what the flow would be once I have attached IT?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 05-04-2014 06:51 PM

Jim was posting the same time as I was. It serves his needs, and shop workflow.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 05-04-2014 07:34 PM

I removed my edit in at the top as I don’t guess it would hurt for me to go ahead as planed, I’ll always have the bench top option as a backup.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Blackie_

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#15 posted 05-04-2014 07:37 PM

Tom if you go to my profile and view my workshop and click on the pictures under my picture to expand them I believe it’s the 4th picture in the viewer shows how I have the saw setup in the shop.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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