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A colleague of mine mentioned that to relax he did woodworking. This sounded intriguing, so on his advice, I bought a Porter Cable router combo and then came to this site to figure out what I would do with it. So far I've made a lot of sawdust.

Whenever I discuss a project with him, he reminds me how much easier the project would be with a router table, so I picked up the Rockler router table top.
Most of the cabinets for router table tops are somewhat smaller than the router table. The Rockler table is 32"x24". I'd like to use the bottom of the cabinet to store my chopsaw when neither is in use. Is there any reason why I shouldn't make the cabinet 32"x28"?
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Normally it is nice to have the table over hang the cabinet by a bit, which could help with clamp things on such as featherboards. Other then that I do not see any real disadvantage to having that extra 4". If you got creative enough with your design, you could try to use that extra space to your advantage, like a well that you could store push block or wrenches that would keep them with in reach.
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