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I intend to be a more faithful follower and contributor to Router Forums since as of the first of this month I am officially retired. The week I retired a lady at church told me another member was selling his house and moving to a town house and he had some woodworking tools that he wanted to sell. Well, to make a long story short I bought his Jet Cabinet saw with 92 inch Incra rails and the LS-II fence plus the Miter 5000 cross cutting sled. The extension table on the saw has a Jessum router lift and I just ordered and received the INCRA scales for the fence. Question, I currently have a Rockler router table with an INCRA Lift. Is the router table now redundant, that is, is there a reason to have two router tables with lifts? I definitely intent to use the INCRA Fence for making box joints and dove tail joints on the table saw extension table but can't think of a reason I would need the Rockler. Any thoughts would be appreciated as always.

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You can never have enough routers. And if they all go up and down thats even better.
If you have the space to keep both, then thats what you must do.
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Hello Everyone,

I intend to be a more faithful follower and contributor to Router Forums since as of the first of this month I am officially retired. The week I retired a lady at church told me another member was selling his house and moving to a town house and he had some woodworking tools that he wanted to sell. Well, to make a long story short I bought his Jet Cabinet saw with 92 inch Incra rails and the LS-II fence plus the Miter 5000 cross cutting sled. The extension table on the saw has a Jessum router lift and I just ordered and received the INCRA scales for the fence. Question, I currently have a Rockler router table with an INCRA Lift. Is the router table now redundant, that is, is there a reason to have two router tables with lifts? I definitely intent to use the INCRA Fence for making box joints and dove tail joints on the table saw extension table but can't think of a reason I would need the Rockler. Any thoughts would be appreciated as always.

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@Seldonman .Hi Jim,hope you bought your new toys at a good price.No matter what you paid you sound very happy & you can tell us how much if you want to.But follow Sunnybobs advice & keep them. Jamesjj

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Good score, Jim! Pictures??

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It's against the law to reduce redundant woodworking tool inventory...Ref: "Book of Things", Ch. 14, pp 542-544

Congrats...nice score...

You will find that some projects will force you to break down, change bits, only to set the original bit again...suggest you keep them both until one collects dust...

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Jim, if you feel you have too many you could always send one complete setup to me. I'd be happy to make you feel better - watch for a PM with my address. Oh, and feel free to include any other tools that are causing you grief.

BTW, congrats on your retirement - I've been retired for 3 years and there's no life like it.
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Jim,

I have been retired 10 years now. Yesterday I helped a friend put up a new garage door opener. He wants to pay me, but I would not accept money so we agreed that he and his wife, my wife and I would go out for dinner. My wife gets invited to these and never lifts a hand. Go figure. As for router, I have 4. Based what I see on this forum, I am short by a couple. I have only one router table which was pattern after the one Norm Abrams built on his show.

By the way, when I have spare time, I volunteer at the hospital one day a week and in the summer play golf 3 days a week.

Enjoy your retirement and new TOYS.


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Well this guy was trying to rip me off by charging me $300.00 for the whole kitten kaboodle but I stated I wouldn't pay a cent less than $400.00 because I drive a hard bargain. The saw is a Jet JTAS 10 inch circa 2002. It runs on 220 so I had to put a 220 circuit in my garage and while I was at it I added another 120VAC circuit. Please select your response: A. You way over Paid, B. Sounds about right. C. Your going to jail for Grand Larceny! Oh, yeah, I got the following two items for an additional 100.00. Talk about a kid in a candy store... I am in the process of putting in the router in the extension table so the saw top is messy at this time.
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It's against the law to reduce redundant woodworking tool inventory...Ref: "Book of Things", Ch. 14, pp 542-544

Congrats...nice score...

You will find that some projects will force you to break down, change bits, only to set the original bit again...suggest you keep them both until one collects dust...
I agree with Nick on this one. I have a tablesaw router setup I use most of the time but I have used my other router table setup when I have a project using different profiles so I don't have to keep changing bits. It also comes down to space. If you have room for both, keep both. You won't regret it. My shop is my shared 2 car garage. My second setup is just a router table top that I sit on some saw horses when I need it. The lack of space is what pushed me into the saw extension router wing.

I hope you get some good use from your new toys.

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It's against the law to reduce redundant woodworking tool inventory...Ref: "Book of Things", Ch. 14, pp 542-544

Congrats...nice score...

You will find that some projects will force you to break down, change bits, only to set the original bit again...suggest you keep them both until one collects dust...
Huh! Don't router tables normally collect dust?
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