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    I have a old 10in table saw the motor bruned out of it i was wanting to trun into a router table . Can any help in trunning the old table saw into a router table




    MERRY X MAS TO THE INDIANA SAW MAN [/B]
    Hegner

  • #2
    That sounds like a neat idea, but would be a bit of work. Mainly, making a plate to hold the router up, through the existing oval now there.Im sure it can be done with a little injunuity though.Most router mounting plates are either square or rectangulr, so it would need to be a homemade one I am thinking. Dale
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      Don't know if this is of any help or not. Just an idea but I turned mine into a combination table saw and router table as shown.
      If you could do something like this you could put plywood on the rest of the table top and use it for extra bench space. I would think this would be easier than trying to mount a router up from where the saw trunion and all those parts are that would have to be removed first.
      W.Y.

      http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

      The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

      Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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      • #4
        My tablesaw, the cast iron top would be too thick for a router to be mounted under it. You would need to make the oval plate and a square plate under that plus the thickness of the steel..your bits would never reach up high enough to use. I have the same thing william up top has although my saw came that way.
        I suggest fix the saw or take it to recycling for a few buck in steel money.
        Jeff Powell

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        • #5
          Originally posted by William Young (SE BC)
          Don't know if this is of any help or not. Just an idea but I turned mine into a combination table saw and router table as shown.
          If you could do something like this you could put plywood on the rest of the table top and use it for extra bench space. I would think this would be easier than trying to mount a router up from where the saw trunion and all those parts are that would have to be removed first.
          W.Y.

          my old table saw that i want to trun into a router table is one of the chep ones it is all plastic base sides and top . I was thinking i could cut out the oval hole to a square one . how did you make your plate for the router?
          Hegner

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          • #6
            I bought the custom made plate with the removeable inserts.
            I routed a rabbet in the table top for it to fit in. The table top is 1 1/2" MDF by laminating two 3/4" ones . Some put a melamine skin on top but I just applied several coats of paste wax and it is very smooth and slippery and serves the purpose quite well for the amount or routing I do.
            W.Y.
            http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

            The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

            Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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            • #7
              router table

              So you are saying it is best to go ahead and buy the plate . I took off the ploy top of the saw it was held dowm with bolts and replaced it with a ply wood top it was 1/2 in top i will goahead and make thicker . what was nice i still have the elc. hooked up under the saw i cut the cord off the saw motor and i put a plug on it to plug the router in and the switch is on the out to trun off and on . i have not worked with routers very much just wanting to get into it now . i liked what you have come up with on yours .

              The indiana saw man thank you for your help
              Hegner

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              • #8
                router plate

                Can you give me a closer picture of your plate i have some thick plexie glass was wondering if i could make one my self
                Hegner

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                • #9
                  OK , I went out in my shop and took a picture.
                  The plate is 3/8" plexiglass. Notice that I have the grey insert (sitting on the bench) snapped out of the red one to use that size of bit. When I want to use the raised panel bit (large red bit) I will snap out the red insert . For using small bits I will snap both the red and the grey one back into the plate.
                  Also notice that I can lift the router and plate out of the table . This makes it much easier than fiddling around underneath with a wrench to change bits.
                  I would highly recommend you get a custom made plate like this because of its versatility and convenience but If you make one yourself be sure to show pictures and let us know how you made out.
                  Those router table plates are available from most of the bigger tool suppliers and cost less than the time required to make one..
                  W.Y.
                  http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                  The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                  Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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                  • #10
                    Iam Sure You Are Right Now That I Have Seen Your Pictures And I Am Going To Take Your Advice I Will Be Buying One . Very Much For Taking The Time To Help Me .

                    Indiana Saw Man
                    Hegner

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