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I'm retired at 63; have had many interests; many dealing with trades and arts. My current interest in woodworking stems from improvements I needed and made in a workbench I inherited and use for reloading. I found myself as interested in the activity as I was in the resulting goal.

I bought a house, several years ago and, included was a great cornucopia of wood-working tools. For me, the most obvious was the Delta 34-410 saw with a Beisemeyer fence system and table-extensions and a total surface length of about 50-inches. Also, there was a router table, surface planer, bandsaw, drill press and biscuit joiner.

Recently, after many a successful cut on the Delta 10-incher, I bought a Craftsman 12-inch saw, at a yard sale, with the same physical dimensions as the Delta. The new saw was 240-volts so I have spent a nice sum, upgrading my electrical service but the new member is smooth and fast.

I've gotten interested in the finer activities of cutting and joinery so I'm now looking at the router table I got five years ago.

I wondered how to use it and have gotten the but to use the lift feature but found that the Bosch 1611 plunge-router doesn't adapt to the devices available so I ordered a Porter-Cable 690(just received), to be installed in a Rockler FX lift in a Rockler table-top.

I'm sincere when I tell my wife that I want to make her a jewelry box! I was out in the garage, today, organizing for the lift and my new Incra fence and positioning system, which I ordered today. The plan is to mount the router on the fence-rails, to the left of the saw.

The man who put the original system together joined three kitchen cabinets to create a platform and it seems, at this juncture, that some of the structure might be in the way so I am thinking ongoing back to a tablesaw-on-legs.

That's what's going on with me.
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Hi Bill; welcome!
Several members have pointed out in the past, their objection to having a router mounted on the TS rails. It means that you can't really do a set up for either tool without taking the other one out of temporary commission.
I often have project parts stacked on my TS, waiting to be further processed; that means I'd need to find more space, and change my work procedure, if I wanted to use the TS area for routing. Also, If I had the router precisely set, I'd be really unhappy if I needed to make a couple of saw cuts...
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Dan has a point about keeping your setups static but I've been constrained by a lack of space and that prompted me to make a router insert for a much smaller portable contractor saw. The saw fence is also a base for the router fence I built. Just like he said if I need to make a cut while I've still got routing to finish I need to move the fence and my setup is lost. One or two clamps on the TS fence rail is all I need to get it back.

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"Dan has a point about keeping your setups static but I've been constrained by a lack of space "
Ha! Currently I'd need a SAR team to find anything in mine. 'The road to Hell...' etc.
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DaninVan, I imagine your garage looks quite similar to mine.
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Hi Bill. Good luck with the wife’s jewelry box. Surely, it will be a treasured keepsake.
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Welcome to the forum.

Thank you for joining us, Bill.

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Hi Bill; welcome!
Several members have pointed out in the past, their objection to having a router mounted on the TS rails. It means that you can't really do a set up for either tool without taking the other one out of temporary commission.
I often have project parts stacked on my TS, waiting to be further processed; that means I'd need to find more space, and change my work procedure, if I wanted to use the TS area for routing. Also, If I had the router precisely set, I'd be really unhappy if I needed to make a couple of saw cuts...
Thanks for all the response! I'm embarrassed at the typo but it's happened and'll happen again; I'm sure!

I have to start somewhere and, if I need to change to a separate router table, I'll not hesitate. Right now I'm so new at it that it's all an adventure(in spending).

I've taken the Beisemeyer set-up off and disassembled the cabinets that'd been used for support. I wanted to do a small project today, with the saw. Don't ya know that I would need a fence? So, with one day left before my new positioner arrives, I re-installed the stock Craftsman fence . . . after I finished my small task. It's all good but what a piece of crap the Craftsman fence is, compared to what I'm soon to have. With that kind of device you can never trust that it's aligned.

I'll report back on my progress; probably the jewelry box will wait just a while. :-)
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