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Shop Made Jigs, Fixtures and Solutions #1: Router Table Spindle Lock - Improved

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Blog entry by DaveTPilot posted 1284 days ago 5202 reads 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Shop Made Jigs, Fixtures and Solutions series Part 2: Shop Made Digital Router Height »

I made a couple of improvements. I added a spring to keep the push rod against the actuating lever and a small screw behind the spindle lock lever to keep it from moving too far back when the router was lowered.

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I designed my router lift to allow above table bit changed using two wrenches. That worked pretty well but the Porter Cable wrench would occasionally bind on the bottom of the collet, making removal difficult. I decided to use the stock spindle lock instead. I just needed a way to engage it…

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com



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MuzzleMike

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#1 posted 1284 days ago

That is cool I am going to have to see if I can make something like that . Great job .

-- Mike

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559dustdesigns

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#2 posted 1283 days ago

I am very impressed by your blogs keep up the great woodwork.
I like how your lock automatically disengages the router.
This prevents you from starting the router with a locked spindle.
Thanks for the great videos of your router station.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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obi999

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#3 posted 1283 days ago

Oh thank you, a great idea and inspiration if i ever finally built my own router table.

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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Gary

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#4 posted 1283 days ago

Very clever idea. Hope that works well for you.

-- Addition by subtraction

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bluesmarky

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#5 posted 1283 days ago

Clever

-- bluesmarky..........................................."If you're here & I'm here, doesn't that make it our time?"

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bigike

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#6 posted 1283 days ago

very neat idea, i have to incorp. something like this on my router table. THANKS for the idea.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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DaveTPilot

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#7 posted 1283 days ago

Thank you all for the comments. I made a couple of needed improvements and uploaded the new video.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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