New Router Wing on my Ridgid R4512

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Blog entry by Woodwrecker posted 01-09-2016 03:37 AM 4135 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a new Ridgid R4512 just before Christmas to replace my old Craftsman saw that was taking up too much space.
I sold my old saw to an anxious young guy just starting out for a very woodworker friendly price.
(Funny how I saw myself in that kid from many moons ago.)
Anyway, my old saw had a router wing and I wanted one for my new saw.
I checked Lumberjocks and a few other sources from the web and this is what I built.
A Kreg insert plate with a Bosch 1617 router.
A lot of woodworking in a smaller footprint then my old set up.
The build was done a little at a time as the holidays and work duties came first.

The result has been great and I think I will get a lot of use from this.
Took my time and got a perfect fit.

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Here are a few shots.

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#1 posted 01-09-2016 03:47 AM

That is really cool and looks awesome. I’m sure you will gets lots of use out of it. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 01-09-2016 03:48 AM

Nice setup! Love your organization skills!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-09-2016 07:04 AM

Very nice.What thickness did you make the router wing?.That looks like a Rockler Fence?.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Jim Reeves

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#4 posted 01-09-2016 07:17 AM

Is there more Tham one rigid table saw if which do u recommend and rigid table saw and rigid drill etc don’t they have life time warranty
Nice setup like router table attachments
Could you send reply to my page or to [email protected]

-- jim

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#5 posted 01-09-2016 11:59 AM

Nice lookin setup.

-- CaptFerd

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#6 posted 01-09-2016 02:57 PM

jeff, the top is a combination of melamine plywood with an underlaymeny torsion box frame arrangement.
I made it that strong because the router weighs a lot and I figured better too strong then not strong enough.
And the fence is from an old router table from a million years ago, but easy to use. And “easy to use” is very important to me.

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#7 posted 01-09-2016 03:59 PM

Nice Setup.

The only thing that I’d add would be legs under the router extension table. Better safe than sorry.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 01-09-2016 04:24 PM

Hey Eric, I am finally retired. Somehow I am filling up the days pretty well.

I have this TS in La Conner. I haven’t gotten around to making a router table setup there, but that sure looks like a good option. In La Conner, everything has to go back to its place against the wall so that I can get all the cars in. I have to remove just one of the cars, and then I have a good size shop.

Here in Anchorage, a TS wing wouldn’t work for me because I didn’t have good access to the wing. So I built a mobile router center. I have two Bosch 1617 routers, one dedicated to the table. Hopefully I will post that project soon.

The only complaint I have about R4512 is the thin insert. Hard to make a ZCI to fit that. I think Grizzly has a phenolic insert that fits it, though, so I will have to visit their showroom in Bellingham when we go there in about 10 days.

Thanks for the post, I will have to evaluate my situation, and see if this will work in La Conner.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 01-09-2016 04:38 PM

How did you attach the router table to the saw rails/table.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#10 posted 01-09-2016 04:44 PM

Nice set up, I did this to mine and built a cabinet base out of scraps with casters. I have since changed saws but this saw and I have 1000’s of cuts…. Great saw for the price. I just felt time to move to a 3hp. Enjoy

Rigid Saw with a homemade base.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 01-09-2016 07:04 PM

Great job, Eric. This is the perfect setup to save space. Besides that, you chose the perfect spot to shoot your new rig and show LJs your new wall tool storage setup. Nice and clean, that’s the way to go !



PS: In Florida the sky is blue, as well as Eric’s workshop favorite color, thanks Kreg ! :)

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#12 posted 01-09-2016 10:18 PM

How can you have a handle like Wrecker when you have such a neat shop mate?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 01-10-2016 01:24 AM

Thank you all for te kind words.
Charles, the saw has natural attachment points that I utilized along the rails. It’s almost like they expect you add a table.

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#14 posted 01-11-2016 12:08 AM

Really nice.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#15 posted 01-12-2016 05:13 AM

Thanks Matt.

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