14th Jun 2009, 01:22 AM #1
Ryobi Table Saw - Router/Jigsaw Attachment
forgive me if this is a rehash of a previous post, its 2:15am and before I forget I wanted to know if anyone had any experience with the Ryobi router addon that is/was once available for some of their Table Saws.
I've asked at the BigB and was informed that the attachments are no longer being made due to OH&S reasons (Something about the collars would fly off during use). So my question is.
Does anyone know if there some kind of make shift alternative I could use to mount a router to a ryobi router table.
Sorry for the lack of details. I'm at work so dont have specific model numbers on hand.
I'll update when i do.
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15th Jun 2009, 10:49 PM #2
I had a ryobi table saw and kept it for a long time because I could mount a router on it. I dont know what they are waffaling about collars. The saw was mounted to the table by screws. My router was a makita and did not match the ryobi screw hole pattern so I used the plastic base plate as a template and drilled matching holes in the aluminum table then used the baseplate screws to attach the router. Collars were not involved.
22nd Jun 2009, 08:29 AM #3
Sounds like a plan
Thanks for the reply John,
Drilling new holes into the table sounds like the easiest solution. However the next question is, how do i create a usable fence for the router. The last thing I want to do is somehow route the aluminium fence that comes iwth the same lol. I dont think Santa (RE: Wife) would like that too much.
Looking at the diagrams from the original manual I found online, it looks like even Ryobi had a pretty flimsy way of doing it.
This is the table saw I have: Linkage
This is the router kit: HBT250/NCF <-- can't find anything for it any more and can't find anyone that has it.
I've tried contacting Ryobi and I keep getting the run around. As bunnings is now on the big push for Ryobi it would seem, is this the way of things to come. Its all good until you want an attachment for your tool and THEN you find out that it was just a gimmick. You had a hole cut out of your table just so you could THINK a router would go there
23rd Jun 2009, 11:29 AM #4
My saw was the older version but the top is the same. I used the plastic faceplate from the router as a template for the holes and used the faceplate screws to attach the router. The holes in the tabletop have to be countersunk so the screw heads do not protrude. For a fence I made one of mdf that attached to the saw fence of make a freestanding one that clamps to the table. Do a google search for router fences as there are countless home made versions around. A bit of wood with a recess for the cutter head just clamped to the table will work.
30th Jun 2009, 05:38 PM #5
For my table saw two guide fences are attached to the rip fence. The fences are little more than right angled plates with a hole in the top. 'T' nuts (flat, square) slide into a channel in the top of the rip fence to allow the guide fences to bolt down. Guide blocks (wood) attach to each of the fences.
I agree with Orraloon that a decent sized bit of wood with a recess for the cutter would work, but for a bit more versatility, maybe try clamping / attaching to the rip fence rather than to the table.
6th Jul 2009, 12:48 PM #6
Sorry for the delay in replying. These ideas are certainly the way to go. And as a plus the Boss has signed off on drilling my beloved saw bench in favour of having the router attach the way it should
Ohh that leads me to ONE more questions... (You knew it was comming didn't you)
Is there any specific angle I should mount the router to the table with? IE ensure the handle with the switch protudes out from the base of saw table, or just so long as I know where the switch is i'll be right.
In saying that, I did purchase a router table from Aldi so perhaps I should pull that apart and use the plastic feather boards that came with it and some other items such as the power switch to make an all in one solution. Hmmm now that i think of it, maybe i should rewire the saws power to a two way switch, this would let me select SAW or Router and have the power button turn on one or the other device... Ho hum, how difficult and over thought do i have to make these diy projects of mine.. lol
26th Jul 2009, 12:27 PM #7
Hum just come home from Bunnies look at this saw/router table set up plus the one above it.
I am confused as on their box & web site says the router table and fence bit comes with it but in store says router parts needed (not the router itself)
I have 2 GMC router a 1050W & a 1500W how will they go being mounted??
I'd like also comments on the table saw itself from you fellows what its like and accuracy etc
LOML is will to allow an upgrade from the Triton Mk3
28th Jul 2009, 01:30 AM #8
The table itself is sturdy enough. From my experianve provides acurate cuts although were not talking machine shop quailty tools here. The fence has a single locking mechanism which for me works well and doesn't bow or warp being it's only connected to the table at one end. Will finally get around to mounting the router to it tomorrow using the diy method mentioned earlier in this thread.
28th Jul 2009, 03:29 PM #9
I have this table saw and for what you pay, it's not too bad. I have asled for cross cutting as the mitre gauge is a joke. It could be modified to increase the length of the slot runner which would make it better but a dedicated sled is easier.
My sled runs down the mitre track and was cut along the edge by the mounted saw blade. This way I know that even if the blade is not parralel to the mitre track, as long as I line up the timber to the edge of the sled, it will be a straight cut.
I have also mounted my Ozito router to the table, had to drill out extra holes but it worked well. I also made a sacrificial fence out of MDF (could also use ply) so that I don't rip out the aluminium fence.
28th Jul 2009, 04:43 PM #10
Thanks gents things are looking promising
28th Jul 2009, 05:50 PM #11
I had one for about 10 years and with a sled and reasonable blade it will do an ok job. It has to be set up like any table saw to get the table slot and blade parallel and it should be fine. For the money it's not bad at all. The router attachment is very handy.
28th Jul 2009, 07:39 PM #12
Any one had a go at mounting a jigsaw?
Also the wife asked in bunnings about these saws just last week. Was informed ryobi are set to release a router attachment in the near future.
29th Jul 2009, 06:44 AM #13
The two models we saw both come with the router plate but I believe an attachment plate is also requred saw sign about it couldn't find one though.
Did a google search came up with a few sites on these saw which have great self made adaptor plates for jigsaw's and router's.
I have attached the PDF's of both saw's they had in store and online there is also the benchtop hobby size one to small for my liking.
30th Jul 2009, 11:39 AM #14
Mine talks about a jigsaw attachment (in the manual) but doesn't list a part number or any other info. As such I have not fitted a jigsaw to it. If Ryobi are announcing the upcomming release of a jigsaw attachment, it might make a handy little scroll saw. Anything else, I use my bandsaw.
30th Jul 2009, 11:44 AM #15
I received this e-mail from Ryobi this morning
had emailed them as one of the PDF manuel's is for the Tile cutter not the Table saw
I have attached the manual for this machine,
The router mounting kit has been discontinued.
We are looking into a newer design.
So hopefully it should be out soon.
Customer Service Consultant
Techtronic Industries (Ryobi, AEG & Milwaukee)
(P) 02 88921886
Maybe the same situation for the Jigsaw
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