Ridgid R4512 router table installation

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Blog entry by AfraidKnot posted 08-16-2015 06:14 PM 958 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to install my router table on my Ridgid R4512 table saw, and finally came up with an idea to easily mount it and easily keep it level using a hanger system.

First I bought 3 sticks of angle aluminum 1/8”x1”x36”, and cut them down to about 31” and drilled holes on each end at 29 and 7/8” on center.

Next I used 5/16”x5” tap bolts and put one nut on about 5/8”” from the head and on the other bolt the nut would just about go on all the way, but just loose enough to allow the bolt to slide in the track.

I then sandwiched the angle aluminum between the nut and then a washer and another nut. Snug them up finger tight (note: the bolt with the nut gapped goes on the back rail of the saw).

I did this to all three sticks and spread them out a little and now I have a SOLID platform to lay my router table on.

I am very happy with how solid this is and it allows me to inch it up level with the saw table, and once my router top is cut down and wrapped in solid wood, I will be able to use the factory screws and holes in the saw to attach the top with the table and prevent any sway due to using hangers. Any ideas or suggestions from the experts?

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