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I got one of the lucky Ridgid R4512s. But I still suffer from having a very small work space about 12×14 in the corner of my basement. The door way is about 52 inches so to rip sheet goods I feed it that way.

I wanted to make my table saw footprint more useful. So I did what most seem to have done. I added a router table out of melamine laminated board, used a rockler pro plate and attached my Bosch 1617 there. I also built out the fence so that I would have storage for tools to use the router. The fence is also designed so that the front two boards can be adjusted and disposed of when they get beaten up too much.

For the outfeed table I used the same melamine and wrapped it in simple pine. I used the sliding support method, I was dubious about its construction at first but love it already. All this and the only holes I had to drill in the table saw were to mount the bottom brace for the outfeed table. Everything else made use of the existing t-track. Let me know what you think.

Thanks for looking

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That is pretty cool. Looks like you did a GREAT job. Nice to be able to make your own shop improvements.
 

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12×14 shop here so I know what you mean.You made good use of space,I like it.
 

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Jeff,
It's a challenge every project. If anything is out of place the shop is a wreck.
 

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That's cool! Did you simply remove the bar that goes front to back at the end of the fence track?
Do you bolt it back on each time or do you find it just not necessary?

Edit: Wait…the sliding drop is for your outfeed table, not the router table. The router table is a full-time replacement of that bar yes?
 

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I removed the back bar. The router table insert is a really snug fit that does just fine supporting the fence rails.
 

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Looks very similar to my setup, fence included. You will love it. I like that you just removed the bar and built out a bigger router table. I think I might steal that and redo mine. Would give me space for a miter slot.
 

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WimP: the router table is a full time addition. In the one picture you can see I even made a wood blank for the insert ring to avoid anything falling into the router area.

Kocgolf: a miter slot/t track is part of my plan. I want to put a combo on the table surface and then just a thought t track at the top of the fence. Here the combo track I was directed too in a different post T-Track Hope that helps.
 

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Very good all in one idea. I was thinking about same thing but I'm lack of space in my workshop for that.
 

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Majuvla the out feed table only takes up about 3 inches across the width of the table saw when collapsed. I made because my shop is so small
 
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