Introduction: Router Table for Tablesaw
I have added a BOSCH Router Table to my Grizzly Tablesaw G0715P
Step 1: Plans, Cutting List, and Purchased Parts
After looking for months at Router Tables, and debating if I should buy or make the Table, I found a BOSCH RA1171 for $125.00. It is a complete Table, stand, fence... which was less than the cost to make one.
I measured between the 2 angle brackets and from the extension table out. I trimmed the back out the Router Table top just enough to get a flat surface.
The Grizzly saw already has mounting holes on the angle brackets and the saw extension. See the 2 photos of the saw.
For the router table I used the top, fence, switch, and extra wood holding feathers.
For the rest of it, I may use in another project
Step 2: Doing a Fit Check of Wood Frame in the Metal Frame
Before applying glue, I screwed the sides ( 1 ) to the back ( 2 ) and checked to assure it fit and I marked the 9 holes that needed to be drilled.
I then disassembled the sides from the back and drilled the 9 holes on the drill press. Note that the holes are below surface where the Router Table sits. I had to counter bore the holes to get the correct fit..
Important note, I choose to make the frame 1/8" below the Tablesaw table surface but aligned the Router Table to be flush.
I used allen head button screws for the back bracket and table extension and flush head screws for the front bracket. The front bracket uses these to mount it to the table
Step 3: Marting the Miter Gage Notch
I next marked the notch for the miter gage, and cut it using the tablesaw.
Step 4: Painting the Router Table Frame
I choose to paint the frame black to match the table saw angle brackets. You can note that the new frame is below the table. I did the as I wanted the wood to run on the Formica top and not the black painted surface.
Step 5: Finished Product
Note that I added the switch to the lower brace ( 3 ) on the cutting sheet.
I plan to cut 1/2" round plugs with the grey Formica to plug 4 holes on the table top that were used when mounting to the base.
I also bought a Velcro strap to hold the switch and router wires.
Lastly, I sanded and polished the metal insert on the router table.