Table Saw With Router Table Saw Router Cabinet Shop Tours Fine

A router table + router came on sale in your area (similar to this), so I picked it up however had not anticipated simply just how much area it would certainly take up on my workbench. My table saw has an expansion that was not really doing anything other compared to permitting me to reduce huge stock. The good news is (since I really did not determine it ahead of time), the router table I bought was an excellent dimension match, and so I constructed a framework to house it, threw out the legs that featured the table, as well as popped it in place. It works like a charm - it made it truly simple to earn a mallet, for instance.

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Step 1: Tools as well as Materials

If you obtained this much, doubtless you currently have a table saw. You will certainly also need a mini router table, of the kind intended to be installed on a workbench.

Past the table saw, I utilized a cordless drill, a hand saw, a jigsaw, measuring tape, square, timber adhesive, 1.5" drywall screws, some clamps as well as sandpaper. The wood was all offcuts from spruce construction lumber from my woodpile.

Step 2: Measure as well as Cut Frame

Measure the size of the hole in the table expansion and also the dimension of the table. For me, the dimensions were 687 × 370 mm as well as 605 × 363 mm, respectively. That implied I had to expand the table by 41 mm at each end, but really did not need to do anything on the sides except provide support. I made a frame by reducing 2 long slim pieces 22 × 38 × 687 mm and two short fat pieces 38 × 41 × 370 mm, and also cutting out a discount at the end of each of the end pieces such that the structure was 44 mm high and also the skinny items were exactly 18 mm (the thickness of the table top) lower than the fat items.

Step 3: Assemble

I glued and also screwed the frame together, put it in position and also understood I had to reduce a discount for the switch and ports on each end for the gliding miter gauge. I did the former with a jigsaw as well as the latter with the table saw, then dealt with the structure in position making use of flat-head screws in the reds that were currently there.

Step 4: Done!

Drill holes and also drive screws through the structure into the underside of the table to repair it in place (I utilized 6), and also mount your router. The way this is set up I can either use the fence that included the router or the fencing on the table saw if I need to thrashing a larger work surface. This router/table arrangement featured a switch that powers the router, LED lights in the router, and also your shopvac if linked. The entire configuration works really perfectly and also it was just a fast job. Terrific location to put a router table without taking up anymore area in your shop - I could still tuck the table saw away under my workbench (see last image), which is very important provided my shop is simply ~ 1/3 of a garage.

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