portable router-jigsaw table

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Project by Greedo posted 05-28-2012 01:23 PM 13561 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week i finished my multifunction toolbox project, i intended to use one of the larger boxes as a portable router and jigsaw table.
And here it is!
This box fits and locks onto systainers, and has the same size as a sys4, clamping the router or jigsaw underneath literally takes seconds. It can either serve as a portable job site router table, or as a second little shop table for when you have the big table already set up for something else, or the band saw has the wrong blade on it.

watch the video here
and a more detailed article here

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View doncutlip's profile


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#1 posted 05-28-2012 03:03 PM

Great idea, should come in real handy

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 05-28-2012 04:48 PM

I like the idea of mounting a jigsaw in this manner. I hear that when you can’t afford a bandsaw, this setup works better than a hand held jigsaw alone.

Any comments, can you share your experience

-- One can dream, about a passion not yet fully fulfilled!

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#3 posted 05-29-2012 07:25 AM

perfect build for a smaller workshop imho.

When you screw in a jigsaw, is the blade perpendicular with the fence? Also, are any extra blade guides required after fitting a jigsaw to prevent blade bending?

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#4 posted 05-29-2012 11:08 AM

@ snowfrog, the jigsaw table makes it more easy to cut small pieces that you wouldn’t be able to cut with a hand held jigsaw. It kind of serves as a bandsaw as well, though it’s not as fast, and i would limit it to cutting not more than 3/4th thick material.

@skiedra, the jigsaw is held by toggle clamps, no screws are required. The blade is perpendicular to the fence and bending problems could show up if you cut material that is thicker than the retracted jigsaw blade, the blade must always stick out above. Then you should have no problems, but as mentioned i wouldn’t cut any more than 20mm thick with it.

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