Space-Saving Router Table
It’s the old tablesaw extension trick, but done right this time
Synopsis: If you want your tablesaw to serve double-duty as a router table, check out this space-saving version first. It solves the problems of a too-short rip fence, dust collection, and eventual sagging that plague most such tables. This table has a simple but effective fence that is tall enough for vertical routing and has a replaceable insert. The fence clamps to the tablesaw’s rip fence, so adjustments are easy and it’s simple to put on and take off. Above-the-table dust collection is integrated into the fence, and a rigid plywood frame keeps the table from sagging.
I’ve seen many tablesaw extension wings turned into router tables, and it’s not a bad idea on paper. You get an indispensable woodworking machine without consuming an extra inch of shop space. And, you can take advantage of the solid, accurate fence already in place on the saw (or so you…