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Converting table saw router table to a cabinet

I built a router table top that would attach to the side of my table saw, but have decided I would prefer to have it mounted on a rolling cabinet. It's a piece of 3/4 inch melamine particleboard with a piece of 3/4 birch plywood as a backer. The backer is offset to one side to account for the guide rail, and I used Titebond melamine glue to attach the two together. With the current backer it would be difficult to attach the table to a cabinet and have it centered.

I see three choices, (but am open to others ).

1- Start over
2- Replace the backer
3- Trim the backer

If there is a way to remove the current backer, making a new one would be easy, but I have no idea if that's possible. I guess I could use a router to trim the backer, but I wonder how close I could or should get to the melamine. So any suggestions or half baked ideas would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-28-2020, 10:50 PM
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Start over, make it longer

You would like the fences to be longer for better support, so make it longer. Look at the Kreg table for dimensions:
https://beavertools.com/prs1045-kreg...RoCY_0QAvD_BwE



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unless you use a router table all the time... just screw the current table to a bench or saw horses
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Thanx for the suggestions Gentlemen. I'm still pondering what to do...
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3- Trim the backer

I guess I could use a router to trim the backer, but I wonder how close I could or should get to the melamine.

Thanx ~ Ron
Trimming the backer would cost you nothing except a bit of your time. I would be inclined to use a dado blade on your table saw, should be cleaner and faster than cutting it away with a router.
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Thanx Dave. I had not considered using a dado blade, but that would seem the easiest route, and if it doesn't work, I can still make a new one.

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