Table saw/router combo

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Project by prez posted 02-04-2009 07:27 PM 13836 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First of all, I apologize to all L J’s if I’m in the wrong “section” as this was the only place I could find where I could upload some pictures. Let me know if I need to move it somewhere else….tks

Here’s the story of a poor rockwell/beaver table saw that was ready to be tossed in the metal bin! I had this saw for quite awhile and was always frustrated that my fence would never lock square. One day at a wood show I saw this “accusquare” fence that promised to replace my old fence. I bought it, brought it home and never looked back! ( no more tap-tap in back, measure, tap-tap in front…you get the picture!) My saw only had a 24” table but when I added the accusquare, I increased my table area to an overall lenght of 68” (see pictures). It was around that time that I wanted to upgrade my router so decided “why not” add it next to the table saw. That way I can use my fence for both the saw and the router. Again, I’m very pleased with the outcome. The table sits on top of an old sea chest that I modified and it collects most of my sawdust inside of it. I only have to empty it “when it’s almost full”. So, next time you look at your old table saw…. :-)

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#1 posted 02-04-2009 07:36 PM

Nice little station you have built there. These TS carts are great.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#2 posted 02-04-2009 07:46 PM

Very good job of making the thing useful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 02-04-2009 09:32 PM

very nice, I think I may do that with my ‘54 craftsman TS

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem!

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#4 posted 02-04-2009 10:26 PM

That’s a nice looking setup! I’m sure this will get plenty of use. Good thing it didn’t make it to the scrap heap.

-- "I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them" - Pablo Picasso

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#5 posted 02-04-2009 10:51 PM

Nice setup!

I added a shelf below mine to have a little more storage.

It gets dirty but I figure the dust protects the tools from any harmful UV rays- at least that what I tell the Mrs. ;^)

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

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#6 posted 02-04-2009 11:00 PM

nice looking job well done.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Tom Goodman

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#7 posted 02-04-2009 11:06 PM

Great job on the router table. I got one on the planing table now. I also like the fence and adding the router to it sure dose saves you space, I am a bit carious about the “black router fence ?” in the last picture, What brand is it ? I am always researching (Googling) tools and things that I might use in my shop.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. [email protected]

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#8 posted 02-05-2009 01:37 AM

That black router fence was salvaged from a Sears router table that I had. The router died on me so thought I could use it along with the table saw fence. Yes, it does save space which is always at a premium in anyone’s work shop!

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#9 posted 02-05-2009 03:15 AM

Nice set-up. I like the fence.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#10 posted 02-05-2009 05:02 AM

Love the cart!

I miss my Rockwell Beaver Saw!! What a great saw! Good thing I gave it to my brother so I can still visit it.

-- But honey.. this new power tool will pay for itself when we re-do the kitchen!

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Tim Dahn

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#11 posted 02-17-2009 03:40 AM

I also have the same accusquare fence on my craftsman saw mounted on a box with a route table but my router is on the right. Is there any advantage to having on the left? Nice setup.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#12 posted 02-17-2009 04:04 AM

I’m left handed !!! lol

Actually, my table extented further on the left so had more room there… got a pic of your setup….be nice to compare…

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#13 posted 08-23-2009 07:40 AM

that’s an awesome setup! i’m definitely going to look into that rip fence!

-- Timbot, So Cal

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#14 posted 08-23-2009 08:53 PM

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