Router Table Extension on Table Saw

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Project by Spur posted 10-28-2014 04:09 AM 1942 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired to do this by a project I saw by Delain at

I went ahead and used the extension that came with table as the top and figured worst case, I would have to chunk it and use some mdf and laminate, but it worked out ok.

This project was also great practice for building drawers (they terrify me). I used lexan in the router area so I could quick glance at dust accumulation. I hooked up dust collection which is just a matter of unplugging the house from the table saw to the router table. I wired it up so the table saw plugs into an outlet hidden inside of the cabinet which the switch is then run to for the router. It uses a long heavy duty extension cord to run to an outlet.

First picture is a front view. I actually recessed the switch about an inch with trim on the sides to help protect the paddle from boys and bicycles. Second picture shows the top and the hole for dust collection. Third shows the plywood box that helps with dust control, attaches to the table saw fence with some clamps, and acts as the fence for the router table. Fourth shows the side which I painted black to match the table saw and you can see the wiring and dust collection. Fifth picture shows look inside the router compartment, and sixth shows all the drawers and door open.

What you can not see are the leveling feet I added to the bottom since it supports the wing to some degree. Great practice in building drawers in a variety of ways, some stub tenon work, and my first try at those hinges (blum hinges I think they are called) since I needed the door inset.

-- Henryk, South Carolina

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Tim Christensen

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#1 posted 10-28-2014 10:16 PM

This is really cool. I am working on my new shop and contemplating putting my router table in my tablesaw like you did or have it as a separate unit.

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

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#2 posted 10-31-2014 12:36 AM

Well done, very useful storage space

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 11-09-2014 04:09 AM

I like the cabinet base and would like to build one in my saw, but with a storage base. With that said I would still like to have my saw mobile, so leaning more and more to a seperate station. Possibly an outfeed table that I can pull out and use when needed, but provides plenty of storage.

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