Are Table Saw Support Legs Necessary?

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Blog entry by Sweeper posted 03-23-2018 04:09 AM 747 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need some advice. On a Grizzly G0833P t/s [cabinet hybrid] can I add a “Big Dog” cast iron router table extension if I bolt it to the existing table wing and the fence rails without adding support legs? It weight 55lbs, my router weighs 17lbs and the fence is another 8 plus whatever I’m routing….all totaled less than 90bs. Could it bend or break something? The t/s is on a mobile base…will it make it tippy?

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#1 posted 03-23-2018 04:30 AM

Advice I hated my router in my table saw wing

could your situation be tippy maybe

you can easily built your own router table I would advise you save your money on the cast iron table

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#2 posted 03-23-2018 04:40 AM

After buying a saw with a potato chipped top, albeit with a 52” fence, I’d vote for support.

It might take a lifetime for it to happen but it’ll never be in my lifetime.

That is all.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 03-23-2018 10:01 AM

If you have the shop space, build a standalone router table..
Build a extension table for your saw, you wont regret it …

-- Pat / Colorado

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#4 posted 03-23-2018 10:51 AM

I’m no expert but I think it will sag

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#5 posted 03-24-2018 12:25 AM

I have mounted a cast iron extension by extending my fence rails on both sides of the extension and drilling and bolting it on both ends of the extension. My fence rails are heavy 2” square steel and are sufficient to hold the weight of the extension and router, I have not had any tipping problems.

-- Tom D

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