Improving a Robland XTZ
I work as a furniture restorer in southern Sweden, so I do not fabricate so much new furniture- it is mostly restauration/conservation.
However, I am about to make 22 new chairs, thus I need to make a lots of tennons. I have a Robland XTZ ( I think that is the propper name of this model ) a combination tablesaw/router.
Like most combinationmachines you are supposed to use the slidingtable for the saw also when you make tennons on the router. However, The routerspindle on this model is placed very far in on the table. This means that you can clamp the workingpiece no closer than about 8 inc from the spindle. I think that is very hazzardus. There are risk of severe vibrations on such a long piece.
So my idea is to mount the sliding rail for the slidingtable on the opposite side of the machine. Then you come very close with the clamp.
I gratefully lucking forward to your oppinions on this idea