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I have a Bosch table top router cabinet, and it is a lot of work to get down off of a shelf. I have decided to rebuild the wing on my table saw, and add a Woodpecker insert. My question to you guys is, should I rout a miter slot, or put T-track across the front, or just leave it plain? I could easily clamp feather boards to the front edge. If I don't do this now, it will be hard to do later.
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Hi Dave

I would suggest you just leave it clean because it's on a TS. here's a neat way to add feather boards..that you can just clamp in place.

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I'm of the opinion if you have to ask the question you may as well put the t-track in. If you find you don't need it no big deal it's inexpensive. If you find you do need it and it's not there you'll be kicking yourself for not putting it in.
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I have a Bosch table top router cabinet, and it is a lot of work to get down off of a shelf. I have decided to rebuild the wing on my table saw, and add a Woodpecker insert. My question to you guys is, should I rout a miter slot, or put T-track across the front, or just leave it plain? I could easily clamp feather boards to the front edge. If I don't do this now, it will be hard to do later.
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How often do you use the miter slot on the existing table?

I haven't built my new one yet and am still using the ryobi table I got with the combo kit. I do plan to put miter track in my new one both for controlling the fence and for a regular miter slot in front of the fence. I plan on getting a piece of the combo miter track/t-track pieces for the one in front.

But I am also building something that if I get it wrong or don't like it I can just go get a new piece of melamine (or the phenolic plywood rockler has on sale if I can get my Wife to find the time to go there before the sale is over) I don't know if I am attaching it to the table saw or not as the table saw is in a state of limbo waiting for the repair man to come on Saturday and probably another day after that if he didn't bring the proper part to repair it. I was thinking it might make a nice outfeed table if I end up with enough room to do it or if not, installing it on the left side of the table right up to the wing. Who knows, it is all up in the air yet until I see how much space the new saw takes up.
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Either way, we want to see pictures!
I have the new wing built, and installed. Level too! I think that I'll just leave the top plain, without the miter/t-track slot. I'll add a pic when the insert arrives.
Thanks for the responses.
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I just got my new aluminum insert, and it came with plastic rings. The reason that I ordered it in the first place was that I wanted the better aluminum rings.

I emailed Woodpeckers, and this is their response. Ken was nice about it, but I already have the insert installed, and I threw away the packing. I'll probably not order from them again.
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I see the problem, Both Woodpeckers and Bench Dog stopped making aluminum rings for the inserts. Somehow this got missed in the latest update. No one has them nor can I order them, Let me know if you want to return it, I do apologize for the mix up.

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The miter slot can be added any time later on if you decide you want it. Right now just get the top built and installed and then decided on refinements.
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