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router lift in a unisaw side table
I come to yall with my tail tucked between my legs. I have in the past proclaimed that it is rediculus to spend $500 on a router and lift instead of buying a shaper..... However I now have in the shop a new Jessem Master lift and the big ol' 3.24 horse PC router. I want to put this stuff in the side table of my 50" Unisaw. The complications are:
1. the Delta side table legs are in the way.
2. I am not real confident in the 3/4" table board's ability to support the weight over the long term.
3. I have a Unigaurd that could potientially get in the way. The Unigaurd is like the excalabur over head blade gaurd system.
I can remount the legs closer to the end of the table, but I fear that Delta put those legs in that spot for a reason. Mabey the table will sag if I move it out more especially with the added weight of the router.
There is really no reasonable way to use a 1" board because of the existing hardware.
I think that I can work around the blade gaurd arm.
However, I think that the best solution might be starting from scratch making a new table setup with a cabinet of sorts supporting the table. Sort of like that router table of Norm's that yall are always talking about stuck under and supporting the side table. I am certin that some of you have done this and mabey could give some advice.
Also my TS is a Right tilt so the motor cover is under the side table as well.
Thanks for reading,
I didn't say this because I thought it was obvious, but I really don't want to make a stand alone router table becaue I don't have the space.