Shop Project Without A Doubt The Router Is One Of The Most Useful Tools In Our Shop And To Really Get The Most Out Of This Tool It Is Best To Mount It In A Table Not Only Does This Increase The Utility Of The Router But For Many Operations It Makes It Easier To Rout Smaller Parts Safely With A Table Mounted Router You Can Also Use Large Panel Raising Bits
Shop project without a doubt the router is one of the most useful tools in our shop and to really get the most out of this tool it is best to mount it in a table not only does this increase the utility of the router but for many operations it makes it easier to rout smaller parts safely with a table mounted router you can also use large panel raising bits is article about Magazine bookmarked by derek with ID 12833573685 was uploaded on 08-02-2019 and has been viewed 204,264 times.
Router Work Station Illustration by Mike Del Rizzo; Lead Photo courtesy of Rob Nichele I prefer heavy steel tops for most of the tool surfaces in the shop and as a result decided it best to purchase the top as a manufactured unit.
This ensures you will have a flat, stable surface that won't change over time.While it is possible to make a top out of sheet stock like melamine or plywood, over time, these tops will sag under the weight of a router and there is no guarantee that the piece will be perfectly flat to begin with.
If the weight of the router causes the top to become dished it will be virtually impossible to get accurate results, and using the router table will be an endless source of frustration.I've provided two options (at two different price points) for the hardware for this project.
One version uses the ProMax cast iron top from Bench Dog tools, and the other uses a Lee Valley steel router table.Both versions feature above the table bit height adjustment and bit changing which, if you use your router on a regular basis, you will soon come to regard as a real convenience and a...