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11-13-2019 10:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router table infeed outfeed

now that the router is installed in the table and i’ve tested it out, time to edge straighten some 8’ 1-by boards.
there’s no way i can hold them steady without a stand of some sort. thinking an infeed and outfeed, attached to the each end of the table. i dont usually work with lumber this long, so dont think i’ll use this setup very often.
3/4 plywood, edged in 1-by pine. 2×4 legs.
hinges on the inside of the legs, so i can fold them up and store upright against a wall. really convenient that the router is mounted on casters.
any suggestions? i keep looking at this drawing but it just seems like something’s not right…

-- Carol


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#1 posted 11-13-2019 10:37 PM

I assume each outrigger is more than 4 ft. from center of your router to the end? You’ll need at least that much for 8 ft. long boards if you don’t want to worry about them tipping over if you let them go.

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#2 posted 11-13-2019 10:41 PM

How wings will be attached to the r-table?

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#3 posted 11-14-2019 12:35 AM

It seems like a reasonable approach, as for me I just like a larger 4’ wide shop made router table, but we all have different ways to do things.

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#4 posted 11-14-2019 12:46 AM

i changed the length of each wing to 48” to give me a total supported length of a little over 60”...anything much longer and i’ll have a hard time dealing with it alone…time and gravity have taken their toll lol

there are places on the table underneath that allow you to bolt a work top to the existing top plate. i’ll use a couple wing nuts and bolts to provide stability when attached. actually, i could even use spring clamps for easy setup and take down

if only i could engineer something like a arm with a roller for the wood to slide right over…

-- Carol

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#5 posted 11-14-2019 01:21 AM

My son-in-law has some ball bearing roller sawhorses like these (only his are Kobalt, from Lowes). I was staying with them for a little while and really liked using them for infeed/outfeed of his table saw.

I’ve seen just the roller bearings on strips, but can’t remember where. I’ve thought about picking some up. I like the ball bearings better than a single roller… Just in case you are just a hair off on alignment.

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#6 posted 11-14-2019 02:53 AM

wow, just looked at lowes and found the kobalt ones

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-Steel-Adjustable-Rolling-Table-Saw-Stand/1000096718
awesome! for just a little over $40 i can start straightening my boards tomorrow…ty!

now if only i can find a fixed base for my pc 690…im getting the hang of using the plunge base in the table but sure would be nice if i had my old base :/

-- Carol

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#7 posted 11-14-2019 08:19 AM

One key machining long boards: Use feather boards to keep lumber against the fence and down on table!

Commercial shops with shaper’s use a power feeder for machining profiles. It pushes the board down and against the fence as it powers past the carbide bit.

FWIW: My router is mounted in an TS extension. Using only 36” of in-feed support (TS out-feed table), and feather boards; enables use of only a roller stand on output side for 4/4 lumber up to 8ft long. When machining 8/4, I add a roller support to in-feed side as well, to reduce the force needed to keep board pressed to router table top.

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#8 posted 11-14-2019 01:44 PM



now if only i can find a fixed base for my pc 690…im getting the hang of using the plunge base in the table but sure would be nice if i had my old base :/

- Carol

Check out pawn shops, the 690 has been around for a long time and I recently found one that had been living in a table for $35, motor, 1/2” collet, and fixed base but no bottom plate. I see them frequently and sometimes one look says no way, but if it looks cosmetically decent I get them plugged in and turned on to hear the motor.

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#9 posted 11-14-2019 03:03 PM

That looks like a decent design and if you build it with the idea storing it for future use. It should be a winner.

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#10 posted 11-14-2019 03:19 PM


now if only i can find a fixed base for my pc 690…im getting the hang of using the plunge base in the table but sure would be nice if i had my old base :/

- Carol

Hi Carol,
I have a bastardized base that I could give you.
If you want it, just PM me your address and I will send it to you.
If you need the base plate for it, I think I could find one also, but I have to look before committing.

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#11 posted 11-14-2019 07:16 PM

really appreciate your offer! sent you pm

i have at least 3 base plates :)
i replaced the standard plate with lucite a while back and think the 690 came a spare plate when i bought it.
i still just can not believe i would throw out the original base…thinking maybe husband did when i wasn’t looking, not knowing what it was :/

-- Carol

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#12 posted 11-14-2019 07:31 PM

I see those routers come up on craigslist from time to time. I’ve also picked up some screaming deals on moving/yard sales. I picked up a pair of those roller stands this summer for $5.

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#13 posted 11-15-2019 04:47 PM

Regarding the router-table-in-TS-wing and outfeed table…

If you can at least temporarily mount a router fence to run with the length of the table saw (assuming you have a longer extension wing on the opposite end of the TS), then you have almost the whole TS length for an infeed or outfeed table. The router fence could be mounted to miter gauge bars, clamped (or expanded) in position in the miter gauge slots.

Andy

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#14 posted 11-15-2019 07:29 PM

Hi Carol,
Shipped today, Fed Ex Ground
I’ll message you the tracking number.

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#15 posted 11-16-2019 01:35 PM



Hi Carol,
Shipped today, Fed Ex Ground
I ll message you the tracking number.

- LeeRoyMan

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