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    Suggestion for router to mount into tablesaw side board

    I'm trying to decide about getting a plastic base that I can sink a router into the side board on my Delta Unisaw.

    I have a big Delta shaper, but Delta wants nearly $190 for the collet parts so i can use router bits in it. I'm oscillating back and forth as too whether I want to lay out that much for those parts. Seems like such a ripoff.

    Has anyone done this mod with a router? What are there pros and cons?

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    Re: Suggestion for router to mount into tablesaw side board

    Looks like an old topic, but maybe I'll still be in time...
    I use the Router Raizer and a Rousseau router plate on my 3hp Porter Cable in a home built router table. Works very well. The Router Raizer entailed dismantling and reinstalling the plunge mechanism spring so the action would work backwards...which it needs to do in a router table system. Whether you would see much savings and versatility is another matter as the Raizer was $90 and the plate was $15 or so..guess on the plate price. BTW, what sort of collet do you need to match up with the Delta? There are an amazing amount of differing collet systems out there for milling machines and lathes that will allow use of differing shank systems and at a lower price than the Delta conversion. Shot a picture and I may have some more ideas for you.

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    Re: Suggestion for router to mount into tablesaw side board

    The Delta part is # 43-800. Let me see if I can come up with a decent pic of it.

    Here we go:



    When I unearth my garage/shaper, I'll take a good look at the spindle and see how it all goes together...

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    Re: Suggestion for router to mount into tablesaw side board

    Cebby,
    Still a bit early in the game, but measure the shank diameter on that part. Looks like an easy find on eBay if the shank is or can be made compatible. The collet holding aspect of the part is a non-issue. Any number of collet systems will address that problem. Just need to find a common shank between the two to work with.

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    Re: Suggestion for router to mount into tablesaw side board

    Thanks Wyoming!! I'll do that when I can unearth that beast (burried behind/under stuff currently)

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