Just picked up a 113.298843. Separate router table or extension?

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Forum topic by JimLS posted 01-19-2021 02:09 PM 262 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-19-2021 02:09 PM

The saw is original owner and very clean. I have read that the fence is less than ideal but think it will be fine for my use, at least for a while. Much better than my old $99 no name special. I recently built a shop building so am not terribly limited on space but want to limit space of tools at least a little. Another tool I would like to get is a router table. Adding one to the side of the table saw is something I am considering. Are most of those DIY construction? I am fairly handy building things but would like to see a little on it before doing it myself. Any tips or suggestions? Or should I look for a good used router table? A lift would be nice but will probably do without for now and possibly add it later.

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#1 posted 01-20-2021 11:03 AM

I’m sorry if this sounds too alarmist, and my apologies to the C’man aficionados out there, but I’m very serious.

If that model is the one with a twist handle fence that locks front and rear – I strongly suggest you either get rid of the saw entirely or put a different fence in it.

That is a dangerous, underpowered saw. Don’t ask me how I know that.

As to your question, a router in table saw extension is a personal choice. I prefer dedicated machines & don’t like tying up one machine to use another, but if space is a limiting factor it is a good option.

I went 20 years without a lift, from nothing to RouterRazer to Triton, I was too tight & couldn’t justify the cost. Now that I have a lift, I can see why so many have one. With a bunch of kitchen doors to build, and a power feeder, it’s going to be a much less painful process.

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#2 posted 01-20-2021 11:09 AM

Lots of plans for DIY tables. I just bit the bullet and mounted a SawStop table to my Ridgid contractor saw instead of the old used top I had picked up. Brand choice was a matter of Prime shipping and it fit my Kreg plate. ( there are about 5 different plate dimensions)

I wish the companies would get together on where they cast reinforcing ribs and mounting holes. Two of the SS holes were in line with the Ridgid webs. Drilled new holes, but the are not in the reinforced thicker part of the SS table. Three are, so no worries. But as table extensions are common, it sure would be nice to see some agreement.

I bought a Tridon router and the plunge base works like a lift with a top crank. Only inconvenient thing is the spindle lock button position. Just need to add my magnetic switch and see if the port dust collection is good enough or if I need to add an enclosed box. It was enclosed with the old top.

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