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  • Can I attach a router table to my Ridgid table saw (10")?

    I would like to know if it's possible to fit a router table to my 10" Ridgid table saw (i.e., take off one of the cast-iron side extensions and fit it). If so, what make and where can I buy it (ideally online, as I'm now in Manchester, UK)
    mark

  • #2
    I am not sure but if you search the site it has benn discussed more than once

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    • #3
      Yes it is try www.benchdog.com
      Andy B.

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      • #4
        mrakd read my post: "ridgid tools sold out side the usa".
        Andy B.

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        • #5
          Andy, he already has a Ridgid tablesaw. Since Ridgid doesn't make a router table attachment dingus, probably doesn't matter.

          Dave

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          • #6
            I guess I better be getting off my brain i'm siting on! Markd, How did you get the saw to the united kingdom? If the ridgid woodworking tools are not sold in the UK.
            Andy B.

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            • #7
              Sears had router table extension that fit my 2412 ridgid table saw. You can try and see how it will fit yours. It costs around $110-$120. If you catch it during sears club days they may give 10% off.

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              • #8
                What is the advantage or disadvantage to a router table extension versus a standard router table?
                wjbender<br />wjbender@comcast.net

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                • #9
                  A router table extension dose is to save space that all.
                  Andy B.

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                  • #10
                    Definitely saves space. There are a couple of other benefits in my unusual case, other's mileage will vary.

                    I use an Incra TSIII tablesaw fence on my TS2424. The works of this fence is the same as the Incra Ultra router table fence. So, I get the benefit of both tablesaw and router table having a neat fence, without having to buy two, or move from machine to machine.

                    Having the router table mounted to the saw also yields a much larger table surface than most any other router table. That's a benefit when using large pieces. Downside being, guards, blades and such have to be moved out of the way.

                    Dave

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                    • #11
                      Dave,

                      Besides sears & benchdog router table extensions what orther brands are there?
                      Andy B.

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                      • #12
                        Nucraft used to make a steel or cast iron one. It was very expensive. I haven't seen them advertised in a long time, don't know if they are still around. Thought Veritas might make one, but it isn't on the Lee Valley website. Veritas does make a steel table that could be made into one pretty easily.

                        I'm not aware of anyone else making one prepackaged.

                        Dave

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                        • #13
                          Hi Dave/ Andy

                          I have the Incra TS3a on my saw as well. Great TS fence but when they came out with the Wonderfence, I decided to put a router table on the right side of my saw. I built an oak frame to hold my Veritas Steel router table which bumps against and is flush with the top of the saw table. Since the Veritas table is only 3/16" thick, I simply added a layer of formica covered hardboard to the support frame to bring the base up to the level of the steel table (3/16"). Since the Veritas table is only 16x24, I then extended the formica until it supported the full length and width of the saw's capacity. In essence, the Veritas table is a really big insert [img]smile.gif[/img] . The formica gives me a 2" border (front and back) plus the extension required to reach the fence when fully retracted. Therefore, the stock is fully supported for all saw operations.

                          It works great and I can use my Grip-Tite magnetic featherboards for both table saw and router operations. The veritas table simply sits on the frame so I can simply tilt it up to service the router using a wood brace that I attached to the frame. The frame is bolted to the saw using the standard bolt holes with the far side being supported with 45 degree oak braces attached to the saw frame. I did this to keep it mobile. The Wonderfence attaches directly to the TS3a fence so I can move from saw to router operations in about 10 seconds. Works great [img]smile.gif[/img] .

                          It may not be the best setup but it works for me and I'm happy with it ).

                          Cheers

                          Art

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