Over the past few days I’ve been working on adding a router table to my tablesaw. Things have been coming along fairly well. I’ve been able to receive alot of wonder help from various LJ subscribers for which I am very thankful. I now have some other decisions to make and I need your help.
Decision 1. What size should I make the router insert plate? Most I’ve seen are about 9” x 12”. One author said to make the insert plate as small as possible without making it difficult to take the router in and out.
Decision 2. Should I use the Incra brand t-track or the Kraig brand mitre guage track? If I use the Incra brand I do not have to remove the stabilizer disc on the front of my Delta mitre guage. With the Incra brand I also have to make the dado 1-1/8” wide. If I use the Kraig brand track I have to remove the stabilizer disc from my mitre guage. I would only have to make a 1” dado in this case. Because of a mistake I made I had to reglue part of the top back on. I used biscuits to help align the two pieces. Where I place this mitre guage slot is crucial. I don’t want to place it to close to the insert plate but I certainly can’t create the dado where my biscuits are. Which brings me to the next decision.
Decision 3. How far away from the center of the router insert plate should I place the mitre slot? At this point in the design I have it laid out so the center of the mitre slot is about 5-3/4” from the center of the insert plate, assuming that the insert plate is 9” x 12”.
The imediate challenge is to not allow these questions to keep me up all night. Yeah, right!
I would really appreciate your insight. Thanks in advance. Take care.
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