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Anyone have a router top extension on Delta 725 saw and an opinion on weight / balance?

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Forum topic by OldBull posted 06-15-2020 01:18 PM 315 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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OldBull

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06-15-2020 01:18 PM

I have been suffering over a router table/top purchase. I am close with the type of top I want but it is heavy and the 36-725T2 is already a little top heavy. Does anyone have their router top in their Delta saw extension or the unused area to the right that can offer an opinion on whether it is to much weight or if it handles it well? Should it be in a stand alone table?

Thanks for any help


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#1 posted 06-15-2020 03:07 PM

yes, I build a plywood box to fit between the rails on the right side of my saw with a wooden “lift” and switch attached. No problems with weight / balance and I built a fence that slips over the saw’s fence that has dust collection and adjustable outer fences for around the router bit

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#2 posted 06-15-2020 03:12 PM

@dday What if the top was cast iron 55 lbs plus router, any guess ?? Thanks for your help.

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#3 posted 06-15-2020 08:16 PM

It wouldn’t be too difficult to add a couple of extension legs if the weight of the router table was too much. You could get as fancy as you want, but something as simple as a couple of 2×4” bolted on would suffice.

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