The Workshop #2: Setup (continued)

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Blog entry by efsavage posted 10-08-2009 07:03 PM 927 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Setup Part 2 of The Workshop series Part 3: Bench Rehab »

The Bench Dog 40-001 router table is a fantastic piece. It came with a few pieces of nice (baltic birch?) plywood, and about 50 million screws and bolts and other doodads. It was actually fun to set up, it was more like building a model than actual work.

I got Bosch 1617EVS as a dedicated router for this table. So far it seems great. Typical solid Bosch contruction. It’s actually not as loud as I expected it would be.

The router mounted to the table pretty painlessly, no drilling or anything required. I don’t think there is enough room to change the bit without taking the body out, but that is basically just just a clip and a twist. A second clip locks in the height.

I did some test runs with some rail and stile bits and a roundover, everything cut clean. The fence was a breeze to adjust properly and locks down tight with a half-turn.

Very happy with the whole set up.

Next up: Porter Cable dovetail jig, and finding a place for some of these things!

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#2 posted 10-09-2009 05:52 AM

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