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Apart from the price what would be the problems with this router table attachment?

Harvey RT100 Router Table Attachment TO Suit Tablesaw Table SAW Wood Woodwork | eBay

I am thinking about making extension table like this out of MDF, have been looking at websites for parts needed.

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looks to be very well made...
see nothing wrong w/ it other that if you are using it your TS is out of commission and vice versa..

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Look at it this way. If you don't like it on your TS after a while just take it off and build a cabinet for it.
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Look at it this way. If you don't like it on your TS after a while just take it off and build a cabinet for it.
good plan...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
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The table will last forever and the fence is very functional. The fence is the same basic design I use now when I build my own. The price for both isn't that bad. If you have limited room it may be what you need but the drawbacks of having saw and router in one unit were already pointed out.

The other drawbacks are that the table is only 27" wide which is not bad but a little wider would be my preference. The major drawback (besides the 2 in one issue) is the depth of the working table. The only comfortable working position is at the end of the table. That doesn't appear to be very wide. Remembering that routing direction is right to left, if you were trying to route in the position that they show the fence lined up for you will be standing in almost the same place you would be to use the saw which means that to finish a router operation you will be reaching over the bit and across the table which is unacceptable in my point of view from a safety standpoint.
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I don't feel comfortable buying something from an ad like this. Only one picture and very little information about it is included. It appears like you are getting a cast iron table and a phenolic insert from the description, but there's no information about the insert size, whether it's pre-drilled for a router, or even if the extruded aluminum fence is actually included. I like to make zero clearance inserts to minimize the opening around the bit in use and I don't see anything to indicate that this is possible, or if there is any way to attach a vacuum port to the fence or table. Until they make more information available about this accessory, I wouldn't give them any of my money. I want to know more before I invest in things like this. A single picture and inadequate description won't do.

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it will take DC hook up at the fence...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
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I don't feel comfortable buying something from an ad like this. Only one picture and very little information about it is included. It appears like you are getting a cast iron table and a phenolic insert from the description, but there's no information about the insert size, whether it's pre-drilled for a router, or even if the extruded aluminum fence is actually included. I like to make zero clearance inserts to minimize the opening around the bit in use and I don't see anything to indicate that this is possible, or if there is any way to attach a vacuum port to the fence or table. Until they make more information available about this accessory, I wouldn't give them any of my money. I want to know more before I invest in things like this. A single picture and inadequate description won't do.

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It doesn't specifically say it comes with the fence, which also bothers me, but it gives the length of the fence and the dust port size of the fence in the specs. The phenolic part is, I believe, the protective bit guard on the fence. A phenolic mounting plate would show in the photo. It may use a system like Lee Valley did with their steel tops. I have one and most routers will mount to it if it is but it would be good if it showed a picture of it for sure. I would like to see the hole in the table where the bit comes through and see how wide it is and whether any rings are available for using different size bits. Their sales pitch definitely could use some tweaking. Maybe there are more photos and specs on the manufacturer's site.

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Maybe there are more photos and specs on the manufacturer's site.
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This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
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Biggest problem I see is having to push the piece across the table from one side (at least in my shop). This would be a safety issue for me. I like the fence though, nice and high to easily attach featherboards, and nice to be able to see how the dust collection is going through those clear plastic ports. A little steep price and pretty stingy on the details in the published information. I prefer a separate table.

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