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Default I've Been Thinking Again Ummm...

This thread is about an idea for my current LS TS arrangement with my router table setting between the rails to the left of the blade.

The way my saw and router are set up now I only have about 32" of travel available between the the blade of the saw and the Incra fence when the fence is as far tot he right as it can go due to the way things are set up. Most of the time, this is plenty of space but occasionally it is not adequate.

I'm thinking about or wondering about what might happen if I were to purchase one new rail from Incra along with two sets of their leges that work with the rails. Then cut the single rail in half and use the two halves of the rail along with the two sets of legs to create a router table set up that would be independent from the TS.

This would allow the original rails to be moved to the right and allowing the distance between the blade of the saw to the Incra fence to be maybe 50 inches or so allowing for wider cuts which are needed from time to time.

Just thinking to myself and wondering if I'm over looking something that I need to thnk about before making the change.

I do have the LS 17" positioner just in case somebody is wondering about that issue and it is currently mounted on the rails to the left of the table saw.

The first problem or issue that I can see is that I have gotten used to having the work space that is currently available to the left of the blade when the base with the LS 17 is removed from the rails, but, and I'm thinking as I type this, it would be easy to build an extention table to the left of the table of the TS and still hve the work space. The idea of having the router table being independent from the TS appeals to me. I know that I can buy a set of legs from Incra for a router talbe, but I don't think that they have a set for the table that is made to be mounte betwenn the rails of the current set up.

What I'm talking about is just a less expensive and an easy way to accomplish having an independent router table. I know that I could build a frame that would accommodate the router table, it's just seems like what I'm describing might be a quick way to go.

Does anybody have any comments or things that I should be aware of?

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