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I'm building up a table saw outfeed/extension/router table around my saw. I'm trying to maximize size but still keep it reasonable size table. I'm using my Incra Ultra fence and had a question on my lift positioning.

The extension table portion where the lift and Incra are going to be positioned is ~ 24"x 53". I want to place the lift with the long axis on the length of the table (53") which will position the plate short axis normal to the fence. This is opposite what I normally see, am I missing some detail or would this workout okay?

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The majority of my table saw cuts have the fence within a foot of the blade. So I would position the plate so the insert was about a foot from the line of the blade. Just my take.

Also, my outfeed table was designed to be a little wider so that if I rip an 8 ft. 2x, when the end passes the blade, a little more than half the piece is supported on the table. That way the end doesn't flip up near the end of the cut, something I consider a potential source of danger.

Rockler made the mounting hardware I used. I made the supporting legs with fold down hinges and adjustable length screws so I could level the table with the saw's table. I also cut 3/4 grooves in the top aligned with the miter slots in the saw so my jigs could slide through, no T tracks though. Another consideration for your table design.
 

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The bit is round so you work across the table diagonally and it wouldn't make a difference. What does make a difference when mounting on a saw extension table is being able to use it comfortably. I wouldn't want to have to reach over the bit to either start a cut or finish a cut. Working on power tolls while in an awkward position can be dangerous, never mind the risk of getting poor results from doing it. That would be my priority.
 

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I opted to position my router lift centered 1” further away from the fence (as seen in the picture below) when the fence is furthest to the right of the TS blade. For me, in my shop, this was the optimum way to have both tools integrated. Also, center of plate is 12” from the edge of the table, leaving room for a miter track when/if I decide I need to add it.




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I don't think I'm making my thoughts clear and the screenshot I attached above may be confusing, here is a better drawing of my table.

The light colored field at the top is the saw, the gray colored fields are the extension/router table. I plan on attaching my Incra fence on the bottom right area of the gray table. This is being built around a Hammer K3 Winner sliding TS, so the slider portion of the saw is above the light colored area and not shown and the saw blade is at the top edge of the light field.

I would be standing at the bottom of the gray table when using the router.

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Is your Incra fence going parallel to the table saw fence? If it is I would center the plate front to back so as to have the same amount of table surface both right and left side of cutter. You will be working from the right side to left side when using.

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