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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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Planning to build my own router table and stand for table saw (Makita 2704).
Want to make the tablesaw top flush with router table so I have a larger total workspace.

Dimensions: 150x76x100cm (WxDxH)
Room for router with vacuum.
4 drawers for bits etc
4 larger rooms with doors for other bigger tools

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 07:46 AM
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Hello Magne That looks like a nice setup to me. The only thing that comes to mind is, do you need clearance behind the saw for the motor, or fence? and make sure to make it easy to get your dust pick-up through the units. If your table saw is easy to work on, then the router will be also. I think it is a very good plan. Go for it.

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Looks good to me, what matters most is does it accomplish what you are looking for it to do. If it meets your needs, keep posting on your build so we can all enjoy the build with you.

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Hi Magne,

If you have gone to the trouble of making such a precise drawing, you are already 90 percent of the way to success, IMHO. My only question is how do you intend to keep the fence parallel to the blade for the saw? This is not so much a problem for the router as it is a rotary point, but the saw blade must be very closely aligned to the fence or you may get binding which can be very dangerous and cause kickback. If you have a solution for this, great...I just didn't see it in the drawing.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Aah, the table saw have its own fence, the router fence will only be used for routing.
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One observation for your thought... the depth from the edge of the table (where you will stand) to your bit center.

My table is about 76 x 130 CM. I have an Incra fence so my primary access is from the end (76cm side). My bit is centered about 35cm in from the edge. While this is very workable, it is a bit distant for me. In my next table I'll probably drop that down closer to 30cm.

This isn't to say yours should be 30 cm; that's for you to determine. What I recommend is finding a surface about the same height as your table will be and move as though making cuts. Figure out what a "comfortable reach" is for you, including after the 30th or 60th time you've made a cut at that distance.

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