LumberJocks

More uses for router table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 11-28-2008 02:58 AM 4174 views 18 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Extremely handy and gets a lot of use. I use longer blades for thicker stock. And blade change is a breeze from the top.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.





14 comments so far

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2899 days


#1 posted 11-28-2008 03:08 AM

That’s a great idea. Better get it patented. lol

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View Ampeater's profile

Ampeater

394 posts in 2400 days


#2 posted 11-28-2008 03:10 AM

Very nice. Thanks for posting.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11657 posts in 2340 days


#3 posted 11-28-2008 09:40 AM

Oh sure …now that I bought a band saw and a scroll saw and a table saw , YOU have to come out with this great invention !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View Chris Cunanan's profile

Chris Cunanan

339 posts in 2132 days


#4 posted 11-28-2008 10:09 AM

how does it hold up with resawing and vibration with no top support for the blade? i guess of course that depends on your jig saw too, this probably won’t work too well with a B&D pos lol

View christopheralan's profile

christopheralan

1105 posts in 2373 days


#5 posted 11-28-2008 05:15 PM

I had a work table that had a cut out for a router, jig saw and circ. saw. I got it in Japan. It worked great for the jig and router, but not good for the circ saw.

Nice job, but be careful. It can be kinda tricky using that. Mine got a little wild a few times, but I still have ten fingers!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

View Routerisstillmyname's profile

Routerisstillmyname

702 posts in 2161 days


#6 posted 11-28-2008 11:37 PM

Thank you all.

It works just fine, I’ve been using it over a year now. If you’ll notice in the first pic, The blade slips/cuts through a zero clearance and not a hole Hence the blade is much more secure and much less vibrations and drift. Also, you have to use the correct saw blades. As in UC or DC teeth which Bosch makes.
Of course, this will never be able to do super accurate cuts (do to the nature of the scroll saw) but it has been indispensable in doing quick operations.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

View ZachM's profile

ZachM

83 posts in 2357 days


#7 posted 12-02-2008 08:05 AM

christopheralan, I’ve often wished for something like that.

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2527 days


#8 posted 12-02-2008 11:45 AM

What a simple, but clever idea.

View lew's profile

lew

10028 posts in 2408 days


#9 posted 01-09-2011 07:17 PM

“Router”

Thanks for the link.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Bob #2's profile

Bob #2

3808 posts in 2674 days


#10 posted 01-09-2011 07:47 PM

That would be even more usefull with an on/off foot switch.
Good idea for a small shop.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

View Routerisstillmyname's profile

Routerisstillmyname

702 posts in 2161 days


#11 posted 01-09-2011 08:15 PM

It has a router kill switch on the side.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

View Bob #2's profile

Bob #2

3808 posts in 2674 days


#12 posted 01-09-2011 08:17 PM

A foot switch allows both hands on the stock during start ups.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

View Routerisstillmyname's profile

Routerisstillmyname

702 posts in 2161 days


#13 posted 01-09-2011 08:53 PM

Ah, but there’s a reason that table saws or router tables or any stationary power tool that I know of don’t come with foot-switch since they were invented.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

View Bob #2's profile

Bob #2

3808 posts in 2674 days


#14 posted 01-09-2011 09:47 PM

Yes there is but I’m not one of “them”.;-)

There is an after market foot switch available at most full service woodstores.
FWIW, they are standard on most sewing machines.
Not sure that putting one on a tablesaw is wise but scroll saws, routers,drum sanders and your jigsaw retrofit seems more of a safety addition.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase