Jim, I would not suggest installing a router in a saw table. There are a couple good reasons for this. First off, a router table is usually built taller than a saw table. This is a matter of comfort and control while using it. A router table should be no more than 6" below your elbow. (About the same height as your elbow for a sit down table) Adjustments are much more difficult on a saw mounted table. The lower height coupled with the fact that most are installed too far back from the side edge causes this. There is also the consideration that you will need to alter set ups to use the saw or router since they will interfere with each other. Most router fences require a through hole for a chip break, dust evacuation and collection. Your saws fence is not designed for this. People do use this method of mounting but I feel there is a better way. If you are like most people you want to get the most out of your router table. The Router Workshop table is very sturdy, light weight and portable. It offers on board bit storage and comes with plans for a base cabinet to get you to the proper height and allow for storage at the router of your routing accessories. Couple this with almost unlimited placement of jigs and fixtures, and a price that is actually lower than most other tables and you get real value for your money. I do not get paid to endorse this product, and this is not the way I started out. I was converted over time, it just makes good common sense. You can view the Router Workshop table by clicking the link to Oak Park on our home page. Give it some thought.
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