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  • Table Saw Router Table

    One thing I have yet to figure out,

    Why Table saw manufactures don't offer or just make the wing or wings of the table saw, with a pre cut hole, and a set of counter set holes for at least fastening a sub plate to that would then mount to the customers router,

    that way one could use the table saw fence as the router fence, (the fence may have to altered as well or have an attachment or auxiliary fence on it for cuts that need the router bit behind the fence), but even offering the auxiliary fence that would securely fasten to the current fence would be an option, (Ridgid has the T slotted fence all ready)

    My first thoughts were to use the right side and then Auxulary fence could be a permanent or nearly permanent part of the fence. (But in RIdgid instance they would have to offer or make it standard equipment, an extra large table to clear the saws rip fence supports), which would make a better saw any way IMO,

    A kit could be offered that would include the sub mounting plate, of choice or a generic one that could mount up many routers, or a blank for making your own, the auxiliary fence attachment, or (separate split fence, as an option).

    A separate split fence assembly similar to many router or shaper tables out there, that would fit a pre threaded a couple of holes in the table and it would be such that repeat accuracy would be good, (in other words a removable adjustable fence that could be set, and then easily removed, for sawing and yet when reattached to table it would remain at the previous set up).

    First I think it would be a blessing for some one with a small shop, small spaces,

    Two the job site person has extend features, without more haul along equipment,

    Three a very low cost (for the manufacture and the customer), incentive to
    buy that saw, as the basic kit could just be offered with the cost of the saw, about the only items added would be the sub plate, and a plastic auxiliary fence, or could be a very low cost addition, as the wing should be a standard accessory, (yes the wing would need a new design).

    Because if you get carried away with the cost of the kit, you many as well go and buy a separate router table unit, IMO
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    Re: Table Saw Router Table

    One more plus of it being on the right hand side of the fence and on a larger table is the placement of it would not interfere with using the saw on many occasions, and the router could be left set up, and yet more stock could be cut or other operations could be done with it set up, if placed on the left hand side it would be in the way more, but again that would be personal choice, or table extension design,
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      Re: Table Saw Router Table

      Ryobi's been doing this for years with their BT3000 and follow-up BT3100. The latter was dropped by Home Depot last year as they've changed their market focus to primarily the contractor market.

      The BT3100 has been redressed in Craftsman red and black and it now sports a folding carriage and the accessories for the router table. It's now known as Model # 21829, here is the link:

      http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes

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