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So I am tired of making up crazy jigs and sloppy freehand routing. It's time for a table. I was checking out the Ryobi Intermediate verison and also table extensions for table saws. Space wise this seems like a smart idea.

Any input or my purchase choice?
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Hello all,

So I am tired of making up crazy jigs and sloppy freehand routing. It's time for a table. I was checking out the Ryobi Intermediate verison and also table extensions for table saws. Space wise this seems like a smart idea.

Any input or my purchase choice?
I am not sure if it will fit your saw, but the Bench Dog table saw extension is made out of cast iron and is really nice. I decided I wanted it separate from the TS and bought the router table version. Definitely a solid, well built unit, but it is rather pricey.

I am not familiar with the Ryobi version though, sorry.

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I just bought the Bench Dog Extension wing to attach to my Jet ProShop TS. If I change my mind in the future and want to have a dedicated router table they sell an iron end-cap. So for sure, its a high-quality space-saving solution with future versatility. I paid $250 with a 15% off coupon at Rockler. I love it - Go for it.
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I have the iron bench dog extension on my Jet TS but found this option for a second router, Check it out:


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I don't know how much different the ryobi intermediate table is than their table/router combo, but I have found the combo to be ok, but if I had the choice between a table saw extension or the router/table combo I would go for the table saw extension set up.

Actually, that is what I have decided to do with the new router table top I have almost everything for (just waiting for the plate to arrive). So now I am going to end up with both.

Had originally planned different, but after seeing others do it, I slowly got converted into thinking that would be a good use of space, letting me route larger things if needed, which is why I wanted the new table top, plus it gives me that much more table saw top. Now I just have to hope for no rain today and that the delivery actually comes on a Saturday like the tracking says it will. Otherwise I am put off another week as it is an outside job.
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I just finished mounting my bosch router to the right extension wing on my saw. I needed it mounted for a project i'm working on. I was thinking I needed the router plate or lift but with some reading here and other forums I decided to mount directly to the table. The bosch slips out of its base plate really easily and I can change the bits and slide it back in. The extension on my saw is a laminate torsion box so it was pretty easy to just add the hole and screw holes for the base plate. Also if I need to I can just cut the larger hole and put in the plate later.
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