Table Saw/Router station finally done!

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Project by Coachgut posted 03-31-2017 05:12 PM 22847 views 37 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got my own shop and this was my first piece of shop furniture. I wanted to have a larger rip capacity for my Rigid R4512. So I ordered the short replacement rails and added them to the right side. Now I can rip up to 48 inches! Then I added a router wing to that side and built in storage for the whole thing. My dust collection system is run through the floor and comes up directly underneath the saw. Had a friend fabricate the boom arm for the blade guard/dust collector that also pivots to attach to the router fence I built to attach to the saw fence.
It’s not perfect but very pleased with the way it turned out. Next on to a miter saw station!

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#1 posted 03-31-2017 05:35 PM

Wow – all I can say is WOW!!!! Drawers galore, storage galore, and sharp looking too. Well done on all aspects from design to the build. Did you use a pre-designed plan for the dust collector on the saw blade or was it your design? I need to build one and I like the way yours looks.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 03-31-2017 06:25 PM

Coach, you did a wonderful job on the router table / table saw combo piece. It will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 03-31-2017 08:21 PM

I can’t see how you can rip to 48” with that support in the middle of your dust boom. Certainly seems like you lost a lot of capacity, not gained it.

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 03-31-2017 11:48 PM

Thanks Earl. The boom was my design. The actual blade guard was a mix of a few I saw on Pinterest.

I hope so Charles, thanks.

Jeff, the middle support arm slides out when I am cutting anything that size. Later I am going to hinge that piece. With it removed, I can rip 48”. Thanks


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#5 posted 04-01-2017 12:54 AM

nice setup coach looks like you’ve got it covered.was thinking of a dust hood for my saw,had one on my old saw but just seemed like it was always in the way so ive never replaced it.great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 04-01-2017 01:38 AM

That is a genius boom arm. I have the same saw and router table setup and have been trying to figure out the best way to deal with the arm interfering with the router table. I haven’t built the whole cabinet under the saw thing yet, but hope to someday. I am keeping this project of yours as inspiration number 1. It’s a thing of absolute beauty.

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#7 posted 04-01-2017 01:53 AM

That an awesome set up., It’s got everything in arms reach. Pure genius.

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#8 posted 04-01-2017 02:00 AM

Wow, excellent set up

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#9 posted 04-01-2017 02:33 AM

I love it, excellent job! Wish I had the room for that size in my shop!

-- Mike, VT

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#10 posted 04-01-2017 03:17 AM

Wow, wish I had the space for such a setup. Looks awesome, nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#11 posted 04-01-2017 04:06 AM

That is really a nice set up!
I like the hidden dust collection system even if it cannot be seen.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#12 posted 04-01-2017 02:41 PM

nice job

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#13 posted 04-01-2017 03:43 PM

This is clearly a gorgeous piece of work.

I want to build some drawers very much like your for bits and attachments of various types. I like the design with no sides on them.
You made them very deep, relative to the height of the bits that are stored in the holes.
What is the thinking about how deep to make such drawers, what type of storage considerations are there?


-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#14 posted 04-02-2017 12:34 AM

I didn’t think about it much Jim. I just decided how many drawers I wanted and the rest is history. Ha
The drawer bottoms actually act as the slides for these drawers. They just ride in dadoes. Then I had to come up with a way that they wouldn’t slide all the way out, but where I could take them all the way out if I wanted to. This is what I came up with. Hope it helps. Btw they are 5”-6” deep.

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#15 posted 04-02-2017 12:36 AM

Thanks kocgolf. I think it works well, but time will tell. I can send you the Sketchup file if you would like.

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