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Forum topic by json717 posted 05-06-2021 10:49 PM 552 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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json717

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05-06-2021 10:49 PM

I have an G0771Z on order arriving in Early June. I’m looking to purchase the Cast Iron Router Wing (T1244) from Grizzly or the Peachtree Cast Iron Router Wing https://www.ptreeusa.com/tablesaw_router_wing.html. They are both 27” so should fit nicely with the G0771Z.

My question is I want to attach the router wing to the right wing of the G0771z. I will also get the Grizzly bear crawl mobile base and the Grizzly T28347 – Extension Kit for Bear Crawl mobile base. I would support the additional weight of the router wing with 2 extended legs. Would like to have 2 extension legs mounted at the bottom of the table saw front and back rails and also mount them on the bottom rails on the extension kit of the mobile base. Does anyone know where I can find a suitable/compatible extension legs for this kind of setup? Grizzly does not sell extension legs for this type of setup.


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AADavidBB

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#1 posted 05-06-2021 10:51 PM

If you can make the legs out of wood, you can take a look at the legs on massage tables. Fairly cheap and easy to make, totally and easily adjustable for height with wing nut fasteners.

-- David Abbot

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Joel_B

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#2 posted 05-10-2021 01:51 PM

I am planning to do the same exact thing.
How about these legs?

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/support-legs-for-in-line-router-tables

Someone mentioned in another thread that the T1244 was actually short of 27” by 1/8”.
I wonder if the Peachtree wing would be better.
Sawstop also makes a router extension table for about the same price. I wonder if the legs above would have a better chance of fitting.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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json717

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#3 posted 05-11-2021 12:35 AM

I think that would be a great option. So I saw another post (can’t find it anymore) with a picture from another guy that had this setup. He used the peachtree router wing in his setup so maybe it is a better fit. And the legs looked just like this one you mentioned.

Thanks I think I’m going to go with this option.

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#4 posted 05-11-2021 08:56 AM

I have the G0771Z. Recently added the T1244 16” wide cast iron router extension wing. What I did was, remove the right side 10” wing extension & added it to the 10” wing on the left side. Put the 16” router extension onto the right side. Balanced nicely, not tippy. Gave me 30” to the left side of the blade and 26” to the right side of the blade. No legs needed.

You can put the 10” wings on each side. Then put the cast iron extension on right or left side, but the extra weight on one side will make it tippy without leg support. Grizzly has legs available, but costs less if you make the legs yourself. To make the 2×4 leg adjustable, insert a T-Nut on the bottom of leg and use a bolt for the heigth adjuster.

One thing to note with the T1244 extension. I didn’t find out till after I bought the wing and installed it. It will fit most fixed router bases out there. But Grizzly offers NO router lift for this size router plate opening. So you need to get on your knees to adjust the router. Grizzly tech support says other brand lifts won’t fit the opening. Unless you make your own DIY lift.

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#5 posted 05-11-2021 02:50 PM

I have the Saw stop router wing. However I do not have the legs.
But, the legs shown, linked above from woodcraft are intended for this wing. here is the manual and a screen shot of how they are supposed to mount.
Instructions start at page 19.

https://www.sawstop.com/images/uploads/manuals/Manual_27_Inch_Router_Table_Assemblies.pdf

My old woodpeckers lift matched the specs on this wing.
However it did not quite fit on the longer direction. I did take my lift to my 6” belt sander a just slightly sanded it. I mean I just slightly scuffed it and it was a perfect fit. Was a scary moment though. lol
Also, are you mounting it just to the right of the saw, in place of the solid wing? Or are you adding a second, or double wing?
For the double wing you will need leg support for sure.
Just a thought, woodendreams mentioned the double wing to one side balances out the router wing.
I now have my router wing on the left side of my saw blade. I have discovered that I often can save the table saw set up, and use the router at the same time. I chief complaint of having a router mounted in the table saw. I that you get everything cut on the saw, and then set up the router, only to need the saw again. My left side router wing has solved most of that.
Before I had the long fence, I had a router wing replacing the factory wing. Saw was tippy only when on it wheels, and was easy to control, drive around the shop form that end.
When saw was in use, and not on its wheels, it was rock solid.
Just sharing my past experience there.
Here are a couple photos of my set up.
1st couple of photos show the box that the legs are intended to fit.


And the top comes with several, 3 I thing holes pre drilled into the side for fence a switch mounting.

And that little sanding on my router lift to make it fit.

So I was just looking at the specs on all three wings.
The peach tree, and sawstop have the same advertised opening. 11.75”x9.25”
While the Grizzly is oversized at, Insert Plate Dimensions: 12-1/8” x 9” x .257.”
Both the peach tree and grizzly come with a plate.
And woodendreams noted that the grizzly will not accept anybody’s router lift, if you even want one in the future.
I know other branded lift are different dimensions from my woodpeckers lift.
But I don’t know the sizes. Just old memory from when I bought my router wing.
good luck

-- John

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Joel_B

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#6 posted 05-11-2021 06:57 PM

I have noticed that there is not much space from the router bit to the edge of the table extension compared to a dedicated router table. Has anybody found this to be a problem?
I am thinking this could be an issue when the piece you are routing is perpendicular to the fence so it could sticking out past the extension table some.
I am also thinking that when doing template routing there just isn’t enough space on the extension table.
I have done this to make legs for furniture. I already have a dedicated router table but was thinking of replacing it with the table saw extension to save space in my garage shop.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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