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  • "Extension" Cast-Iron Router Table Top with Fence

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Install on your table saw!

Rock Solid Cast-Iron 50 lb. Extension Table. FOR TABLE SAWS. Our space saving Cast-Iron Extension Router Table mounts to any table saw! Save space with our professional-grade 50 LB. Solid Cast-Iron Router Table Extension for your table saw. This sturdy 16" x 27" table top replaces either the left or right extension wings on any table saw with 27" between the rails. Mount easily to a table saw, cabinet, or open steel stand! The router plate insert opening in the table top measures 9‑1/32" x 12-3/32".
Cast-Iron Extension Table Instructions (PDF)

  • 16" x 27" Cast-Iron Top machined flat and true for stability and exacting control of stock
  • NEW! Extra Tall Split Fence (6" high) allows edge routing for safer vertical routing.
  • NEW! Standard Aluminum Miter Track accomodates miter gauge.
  • Choose either 3/8" thick Phenolic or 1/4" thick Aluminum 9-1/32" x 12-3/32" Router Inserts with removable rings that allow 3 different size openings (more information here). There is also a "No Plate" option (#9769).
  • 2-1/4" Dust Extraction Ports for standard Shop Vac hoses
  • NEW! Durable plastic Safety Guard helps protect eyes
  • Fence stores on 2 hooks under the router table when not in use.
  • **May require additional mounting hardware (not included) to attach to your saw rails.
  • Cast-Iron Extension Router Table
    "Extension" Cast-Iron Router Table Top & Fence with Aluminum Plate
    SAVE $26 "Extension" Cast-Iron Router Table Top & Fence with 1/4" Aluminum Insert Plate
    #2397................................$289.95
    "Extension" Cast-Iron Router Table Top & Fence with Phenolic Plate
    SAVE $15 "Extension" Cast-Iron Router Table Top & Fence with 3/8" Phenolic Router Insert Plate
    #2396................................$269.95
    Extension Cast-Iron Router Table Top & Fence (No Plate)
    Cast-Iron Router Table Top & Fence with no insert plate. Perfect with the U-Turn Router Lift!
    #9769................................$249.95
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    EXTENSION Cast Iron Router Table Top & Fence (5/5), Oct 15, 2008

    By art Slayton (simpsonville SC US)

    I added it to my Craftmans table saw, and it works great. With the help of a friend, it went together with little trouble. The hight is just right, and with limited space in my garage it is a great idea.


    Extend your router (5/5), Sep 17, 2009

    By Blake W. Dozier (Whitakers NC US)

    Sometime back I purchased your cast-iron extension table, item #9588, with the aluminum insert. Having used the extension and fence for a while now, I thought I would provide some feedback. My shop is small so having the router mounted on my saw cleared up space on my bench and relieved me of an inferior router table. After adding clamping at the corners and leveling set screws at the centers of the edges of the insert I have found the physical and mental comfort level provided by the extension table to have been worth every penny. The stability of the table and mount has eliminated all of the worry about sagging and vibration. The accompanying fence (with dust collection bracket), in conjuction with the table saw's fence, allow me to do many things, with ease, that were impossible with my old table. Now I can concentrate on having fun with my router and any defects are my fault, not my equipment. A truly great value!


    Most Excellent (5/5), Dec 29, 2010

    By Mark M N4CC (Chico Ca US)

    After purchasing (and building) several router tables I dove in and bought the MLCS Cast Iron fence extension for my Rigid Contractor Table saw. The fence fit so perfectly it was like it was made for my saw. I did have to purchase (4) 5/16 x 1 1/4 bolts (just like the instructions said for Rigid saws). I had to tap the aluminum insert in with a rubber mallet for the first install, the fit was so near perfect that there was no difference on all 4 sides. I can not give the fit, finish and value too much praise.


    The Pilot (5/5), Apr 7, 2011

    By Keith Stewart (Vancouver WA US)

    I purchased the cast iron router table extension a couple of months ago and have been very happy with it. I mounted it to a left tilt cabinet saw with the motor on the left side of the saw so the router extension had to go on the right side, which it did with no problem. The table is as flat as can be with no light visible with a straight edge across it. The original aluminum router table insert was warped and MLCS sent me a new one within a week of letting them know of the problem. The aluminum router channel has been somewhat tight but a little sanding I think will make it right. I also used a piece of aluminum to make a base for my existing Freud shaper style micro adjustable fence and it went on with no problem. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to add a router table extension to their table saw. I've been happy with all the many MLCS products I've purchased so far.


    Coe. of expansion (5/5), Jan 6, 2013

    By William King (Morrill NE US)

    The aluminum plate fitting into the cast iron table has nothing to do with the quality of the product. Aluminum expands more than iron, so if every thing was a perfect fit at 70 degrees, then it will be a tight fit at maybe 80 degrees and not fit at all at 90 or 100 degrees. But, it would be loose at 60 degrees and really loose if your shop was 40 degrees or colder. Can't be helped with different materials if they expand and contract at different rates.
    PS I am not an employ of the company, nor do I own stock.


    customer service (5/5), Jan 18, 2013

    By roy turman (tyler te US)

    ordered cast iron table top but when it arrived it was slightly bowed. contacted customer service and no problem had another on the way. thanks and keep up the good work. by the way the top is an excellent addition to my table saw. rock solid.


    Happy overall (5/5), Mar 17, 2013

    By Jason Langley (Broken Arrow Ok US)

    I bought this and installed it on the left side of my Ridgid 4512 table saw. I bought the package with the aluminum router plate and everything was flat when it arrived.
    It is clearly stated in the product description that it is universal so I find some of the complaining about the fit and finish a bit ridiculous. A metal drill bit made all the holes I needed Quickly and easily and I bored out a few holes in order to get the table flush with the existing table saw top. One hour and I had it up and running. Very happy.
    Compared to the benchdog cast iron competitor this is a great choice and a much better price for the setup. As long as you aren't afraid of a cordless drill I would encourage you to buy it.

    Setup: Ridgid 4512 (left side) with a Dewalt dw610 router


    Excellent (4/5), May 11, 2010

    By F. Geiger (Alexandria VA US)

    I love this item. Very sturdy and solid. My router is so quiet with this top that I had to check to make sure it was operating correctly. Fitted with no problem. I would have given it 5 stars except that it was missing the router hood guard, which I hope to have sent to me. Great price, fast shipping and great product.


    Great table, but plate a little off (4/5), May 6, 2011

    By Ira Wood (Georgetown TX US)

    The table is fantastic. It attached to my old Craftsman, hand-me-down saw without any problems. I had to drill a new hole in the fence rail, but it was easy.

    The aluminum insert plate was a different story. I had to send the first one back, because it was not flat. There is not much point is buying a metal router table set up if it is not going to be flat! I contacted customer service, and they sent me a replacement promptly. The replacement was flat. However, neither of the plates they sent actually fit into the opening in the router table. I had to grind them down a little to get them in. It was relatively close. I could have probably banged them into the opening with a hammer, but that would kind of defeat the purpose. I used a belt sander to grind the plate down a little, and it was no big deal. However, if I had not had the belt sander, which was a relatively recent purchase for me, it could have been a BIG hassel.

    These problems with the plate are why I give this only 4 stars. I would highly recommend this to a friend, of course, I would let them borrow my sander ;)


    Router Ext Table (3/5), May 11, 2013

    By Trevor (Wichita ka US)

    I bought this hoping it would be the end to my search for a good reliable router table, but it simply isn't flat enough. I can fit a piece of 100 grit sandpaper underneath my straight edge when checking for flatness. it sags the most right where the router is installed, which throws off my cuts, especially rail and stile cabinet parts. The over all design is good, just wish the table was flat. I still think mlcs is a great place to buy woodworking tools, but the particular one that I received isn't quite up to par. I'm sure there's good ones and not so good ones with everything you buy.


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    • "Extension" Router Table Top with Fence

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    Our space saving Extension Router Table mounts to any table saw!

    FOR TABLE SAWS. Our space saving Router Table Top Extension for your table saw can be mounted to the left or right side of any table saw with a standard fence and 27" deep top. The plate insert opening in the top measures 9‑1/32" x 12‑3/32". Includes:

  • The heavy 1-3/8" thick Table Top has a durable 23-1/2" x 27" melamine surface, sturdy MDF core and polyethylene edges
  • Choose either 3/8" thick Phenolic or 1/4" thick Aluminum 9-1/32" x 12-3/32" Router Inserts with removable rings that allow 3 different size openings (more information here). There is also a "No Plate" option (#9776).
  • Hex head adjusting screws levels Magnetic Insert to top
  • Aluminum T-track slots and aluminum Miter Slot
  • T-slot allows attachment of featherboards or jigs to the fence
  • Split Fence has a dust port and adapter for standard Shop Vac hoses
  • High Split Fence allows edge routing for safer vertical routing
  • Router fence features 24" long anodized aluminum angle to keep the fence at 90° for accuracy (within .010"/")
  • A Wood Frame (1-1/8" x 2-1/4") underneath mounts the extension table to the table saw rails
  • Measuring Tape on top of fence reads both right to left and left to right, for easy measurements
  • Durable Safety Guard
  • Extension Router Table
    "Extension" Router Table Top & Fence with Aluminum Insert (9334)
    SAVE $26 "Extension" Router Table Top & Fence with 1/4" thick Aluminum Router Insert Plate
    #2395................................$189.95
    "Extension" Router Table Top & Fence with Phenolic Plate
    SAVE $15 "Extension" Router Table Top & Fence with 3/8" Phenolic Router Insert Plate
    #2394................................$169.95
    Extension Router Table Top & Fence (with no plate)
    Router Table Top & Fence with no insert plate. Perfect with the U-Turn Router Lift!
    #9776................................$149.95
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    Well made, good buy! (5/5), Nov 25, 2008

    By John Hower (Jonestown PA US)

    I "moved up" to this saw extension router table after using a smaller lighter weight router table for years ... what a difference. This is a heavy, well made table with a nice, tall fence. The plate fits well and has leveling screws to fine tune the fit.

    The table arrived very well packed. The free shipping option is fantastic! I ordered on Monday morning and the package arrived the next day. I'm within Pennsylvania, but it shows the level of customer service to get the package on its way so quickly.


    router table (5/5), Jan 27, 2010

    By jose a rosas (Clifton NJ US)

    No comment.


    Mr. gil (5/5), Mar 6, 2012

    By Gilbert Carrero (Mt. Vernon. Ne US)

    Have been useing this table only to find that it will warp with time......my table is attaced to a Ridged Pro circular saw all castiron....it was great while it lasted.....My problem is do I want to get the cast-iron table and add the extra load on my aluminum rails


    Table Saw Router Extension Table (5/5), Feb 4, 2013

    By Mike Cool (Higginsville MO US)

    Recently bought this with the phenolic insert plate to mount to my (Ridgid) table saw.

    Simplified the mounting process substantially by first removing and discarding the wood frame that came attached to its bottom surface and making a couple supports for it from 1x4 oak scraps I had, which I cut in such a way to attach to the bottom of the table saw fence rails using 1 3/4" x 5/16" hex-head bolts and self-locking nuts; the router table then simply rested on the supports. It fit between the rails like it was made for it. (The steel cross brace initially installed at the ends of the fence rails was first removed, of course, and stored away.) The bolt hex heads slid easily into the channel along the underside of either fence rail (that's what they're for on this saw - each brand is obviously somewhat unique and may require something other than what I did here), the close tolerance preventing the heads from turning as the nuts are tightened. I also ran a couple screws up through each support into the bottom of the table, with other screws through the manufactured holes in the metal extension of the saw table itself to hold everything solid and secure.

    The supports I made naturally had to be cut to a specific pattern for proper positioning of the router table exactly level or flush with the table of the saw. When done successfully, it not only expanded the usable surface of the saw table, while providing additional work space of its own in my little basement shop, but also allows for large pieces (I did the edge of a 30"x60" frame desktop framework this way) to be supported by the overall table surface(s) as the edge is continuously moved along the router bit, which could not have been done on a stand-alone router table even of the size here.


    The phenolic insert seems a little bowed upward, but straightens somewhat once the router base is firmly attached, and additionally with the router hanging from the underside when installed (I had to counterbore and drill 4 holes through the insert from the top to attach my router, using separately purchased 1/2-inch, #8-32 machine screws (mine's a DeWalt router), the counterboring deep enough to recess the round screw heads just below the surface while allowing about 1/4-inch exposure at the bottom for adequate threading into the router base).

    The melamine surface of the table was slightly bunged up upon arrival, but not so much as would be the case after even some moderate use, anyway, and in no way affects operation or accuracy.

    Overall, I couldn't be happier with the whole setup - the routering I've done with it simply could not have been done without a fence such as the one here or the surface space it provides. The fence adjusts easily and accurately, and appears as square to the table as could be possible, ensuring accurate cuts that include some tongue-and-groove cabinet door panels I've done.


    Great Table (5/5), Sep 18, 2013

    By Michael Conte (Chatham NY US)

    Just finished installing my new table, delivered in great shape, all parts, instructions included and easily understood. No problems installing on my Saw Stop, replacing existing laminated wing. Fits my motorized router lift...Happy Camper.


    Router Table Ext. (4/5), Dec 26, 2011

    By Bill Scott (Belmont NC US)

    Purchased in Sept. 2011, This is a solid router table extension. It works very well. Installation proved to be difficult,however. One star subtracted due to install hassle. I have to think that the cast iron option would be easier to install and therefore worth the extra money.


    woody (3/5), Aug 18, 2014

    By Lou Goaziou (Taylor AZ US)

    This is by far the worst thing I have ever purchased from MLCS. I have been with them for many, many years, maybe 25, purchasing thru my old employer or direct to my self. I purchased the top to fit into my Ridgid R4512 table saw. The wood frame was about 1/8" to big. Had to shave 1/16 off each side so it would drop into place. There were no installation or hint sheet included about installing. Once installed and mounting the fence, it was not square, so a few cut up business cards fixed that. The T track for the fence could be placed a 1/4" further apart because the knobs holding the fence base plate down just clear the fence adjusting knobs. Not good for 79 yr. old fingers. In mounting the dust vacuum plate, it did not fit & had to be shaved a little to fit between the fence knobs. Then I discovered that there were no long mounting screws included so I had to retap the metric holes to 10-24. I am not sure if my unit is the odd one out but over all if I had not been a retired R & D machinist the average person would have had big problems with this installation.


    fence (1/5), Jan 8, 2010

    By Tom Giacchina (La Mesa Ca US)

    I bought this several years ago, maybe they have done some improvements? The fence is my biggest complaint. It wasn't square and I sent it back and the replacement wasn't much better. The space between the inner and outer "T" slots is VERY fragile. The fence is presswood and has no strength. Mine split after a bit of time.
    The edge of the table is pressed on veneer. Mine is all coming off.

    Other than that the rest is holding up, lol.

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    MLCS RESPONSE: We are sorry this customer had issues with this table extension. We stand behind our products and any item is backed by our guarantee if you are not pleased with it. For customers who prefer a sturdier option, our Cast Iron Extension table is also available.
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