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Forum topic by Hi_C posted 01-06-2015 07:24 PM 676 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-06-2015 07:24 PM

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I’m pretty new to woodworking and was hoping to get some help. I have a Ridgid R4512 table saw and would like to install a router insert in my table. I have no clue where to start or what to buy. I’ve seen a few posts where guys are showing off their custom router inserts and some of the parts they used but I can seem to find any info on how to measure for and install the table insert into the table wings, how to measure/install the tracks, how to install a router lift….etc. If any of you have a step by step procedure I would really appreciate the help. Thanks.

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 08:09 PM

Im in the process of doing the same thing (same saw) and will use a traditional PC690 router underneath. Here’s my advice:

table: look in your saw manual, it gives you dimensions for the add on table. Off the top of my head I believe it is 27” X 14 5/8”. I’ll be using 3/4” baltic birch and poplar strips underneath to stiffen it up

Plate: look around online and probably best to go with an aluminum one to minimize deflection. I got mine from rockler with the 20% off coupons as they are kind of expensive. They also sell a template which you can use to route out the space in your plywood for the plate. I also bought some t track which I will install after I put a groove on the table surface.

As far as the fence, I will piggy back on the back side of the table saw fence with some plywood and will likely make it boxlike so I can hook up my shop vac to it (there are plenty of examples on this site for ideas)

hope this helps get you started.

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