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I am leaning toward mounting a router in my table saw, (Delta with bismier fence.) What are the downsides to a table saw mounted router vs a free standing router table.
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Hi Melvin. Welcome to the forums!
The only downside I can think of right off hand is the lack of dust collection, but that can be remedied fairly easily. On the other hand the upsides are many... save space, extends TS working surface, use TS fence for router (with aux fence attached and depending on your fence extension), etc... It sort of centralizes some of your operations.

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Hi Melvin

Just my 2 cents... the down side,,,you will need to get on your hands and knees to change or remove the router from the top, most don't come with a drop in mounting plate,,,and you will need long arms to set the bit height the norm..you can go with a lift kit that would help but they are not cheap...

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Melvin, I have a Bosch 1617 mounted (homemade) on a contractor's saw with a folding stand. It's extremely useful, especially for quick work. The Bosch has an above table height adjustment and I just remove the entire surface (approximately 12 x 24) to change bits. I also have made an mdf table to mount on my workbench -- in the dog holes. It's quick to set up and very user friendly. Of course, a dedicated table is probably the best, but who has the space?
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