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64mtp

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02-16-2020 04:00 PM

New here. Is there a router table saw wing for the Ridgid TS3650 tabel saw?


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#1 posted 02-16-2020 04:15 PM

I do not think there is one from Rigid but I have Incra TS combo that comes with the router table.

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#2 posted 02-16-2020 06:00 PM

Generic 27 inch top. Several available of cast iron that can sit on either end.

I went a different route having an old Sears bench with drawers I support the side extension and outfeed, so my MDF top sits further over in the outfeed and I have a MDF/Melamine filler extending the width of the saw that gives me more infeed for both saw and router.

I also fully enclosed my Ridged so it has very good dust collection. Iw works well enough I scrapped my idea of upgrading to a newer 3 HP cabinet.

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#3 posted 02-17-2020 02:21 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

+1 TS3650 has 27” deep top. Most any commercial Table Saw Router Extension Table will fit.
There are many wood and cast iron versions sold. Look for Grizzly, Peachtree, MLCS, WoodPecker, Incra, etc…

Adding a router table extension is not hard, but there will some customization work due difference in saw fences between brands. The array of options can be overwhelming. :-(

Couple of suggestions:
- Can build your own extension table easily. Don’t even need to spend money on router plate for most basic design.

- Pay attention to the size of router insert plate used. If just getting started with router table, might start with basic plate; then want to add router lift later. Some plates (like Rockler, benchdog)are non-standard size and can only be replaced with models from same mfg.

- Between phenolic and aluminum router plates; I prefer the aluminum version, specifically Wood Pecker cast plate. Nothing against the Phenolic plates as I used them for many years. If you buy phenolic, buy a reputable brand. There are many cheap versions online, and several I have seen are not very flat. If you plate has undulations,the machined profile will not always be straight.

- The Ridgid saws stock fence has adjustable position. If you add the router table extension, you can also slide your fence rails more to one side, and use the extra length for larger cut capacity. Will need to replace the tape measure scales, but self adhesive tapes are less than $15. When I added router extension to right side of my Ridgid, switched from a 24/24 capability to 14/34 (right/left). I also added fold down legs to provide more support of router extension with heavier lumber.

As always YMMV, and
Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#4 posted 02-17-2020 11:46 AM

Here is my multi-purpose setup. Also, looking for tops that stay flat, don’t forget butcher blocks. Some are pretty cheap.

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#5 posted 02-19-2020 04:07 PM

Follow up. Any opinion on the MLCS? This mostly has to do with the size of the router plate insert opening. It looks like it’s a unique size.

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#6 posted 02-19-2020 06:43 PM

Router plates are standard. 50 or so standards. I love standards as there are so many to choose from.

My plate is a Kreg and I had to rout the top I picked up used to fit it. Kreg dimensions see to be fairly common.
Double check, but I think the MLCS does fit the Kreg as I considered it.

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