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That's pretty nice work. Your MCLS table looks a lot like my Grizzly table I just picked up this weekend. I've not used it yet so I don't know if it's any good but now seeing the work you did on your table maybe one day I can alter mine.

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Bryan, It is probably the same one. These are generic imports that are sold under several brand names. They are quite reasonable for the price. The sliding table is great,and works so smoothly. The tops are ground flat, sturdy stands,But....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/291539972002?rmvSB=true

The motor mount is crude and not very precision, the fence is crap as I said before, great engineering ideas in it but built by a blacksmith. The hold downs are black steel and very crude,I removed them right away, the miter fence is a fixed fence on the sliding table, it is OK except the hold down clamp is made of black cast iron that leaves marks in the wood. I replaced mine with a wood washer.
I put a 15 a. speed control on the front and plug the router into that. Also have a Muscle Chuck on the router.

I still don't know why it tilts from the back towards the front? To me it should be the opposite.

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Considering I didn't even have a table before this I bought this one. It looks to be in good shape and a strong structure but I'm not sure how it'll work for me.
I'm going to need it to make some 12' long bead board so when it became available on Craigslist last Sunday I jumped on it. I've been watching for a table
for a while and this is the best thing I've seen. I figured that since it said Grizzly it couldn't be too bad.

I think the route you've taken to alter your table is a good way to go. After I bought it looking at the cast iron table I wonder how I could one day get a lift for it.
Well really I was wondering if I could use it with a trident (is that what it's called?) router with it. I'd have to drill a hole in the top to access the screw for lift adjustment
but I think it might be hard to drill cast iron.

Seeing your post is encouraging for future upgrades.

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I'm going to need it to make some 12' long bead board

I'd have to drill a hole in the top to access the screw for lift adjustment
but I think it might be hard to drill cast iron.

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12' bead board is easier to do free hand....

drilling CI is cake and pie....
use cutting fluid or melted wax...

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12' bead board is easier to do free hand....

drilling CI is cake and pie....
use cutting fluid or melted wax...
That's why I mention these things.

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That's why I mention these things.

Thank you.
don't stop now...
have you abandoned the worm drive plan??? I hope...

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Bryan,

I got the basic Grizz Router Table with a Triton 001 mounted under it. I think it's a pretty good table. Works for what I use it for.

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Considering I didn't even have a table before this I bought this one. It looks to be in good shape and a strong structure but I'm not sure how it'll work for me.
I'm going to need it to make some 12' long bead board so when it became available on Craigslist last Sunday I jumped on it. I've been watching for a table
for a while and this is the best thing I've seen. I figured that since it said Grizzly it couldn't be too bad.

I think the route you've taken to alter your table is a good way to go. After I bought it looking at the cast iron table I wonder how I could one day get a lift for it.
Well really I was wondering if I could use it with a trident (is that what it's called?) router with it. I'd have to drill a hole in the top to access the screw for lift adjustment
but I think it might be hard to drill cast iron.

Seeing your post is encouraging for future upgrades.

Bryan
Yes you will have to drill a hole for the lift screw no matter what router you put on it. Like Stick says cast iron drills easy. I didn't use any lube to drill with and got powdery shavings. Also cutting with an abrasive wheel will go fairly fast,a lot of dust and several wheels.

I see Honestjohn has a Trident, and I think Harry Sinclair does too.

I will recommend mounting the router motor on the workbench , so much easier to do than trying to mount it with the table tilted on an angle. It is a bugger to get centered otherwise. VOE

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don't stop now...
have you abandoned the worm drive plan??? I hope...
I have. And I might have abandoned the left blade circular saw because of the fall off. I am still going to work on my old worm drive to be use appropriately.
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Bryan,

I got the basic Grizz Router Table with a Triton 001 mounted under it. I think it's a pretty good table. Works for what I use it for.

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THANK YOU John, some encouraging news. Finally I might have found something that'll work.

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I have. And I might have abandoned the left blade circular saw because of the fall off. I am still going to work on my old worm drive to be use appropriately.
left blade for left handers or those in their right minds...
and right blade for right handers or those that are out in left field....
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