|Project by Gary Lundgren||posted 03-28-2015 05:00 PM||1349 views||0 times favorited||0 comments|
Put on power switch on my removable router table top. Made of MDF. Does that qualify as ‘made of wood’?
Used Rockler switch part# 20915.
I mount my router table into the cavity in the right wing of my tablesaw. I don’t have enough space in my small shop for a stand alone router table. When the router table is not in there I fill the open space with a piece of MDF fashioned to sit in there. Believe it or, it does sit flat and level to the tablesaw. The picture just doesn’t look like it.
I used a couple MDF scraps to make a bracket to mount the switch to. I measured and spaced it to fit over the framing of the tablesaw. I fastened the bracket to the bottom of the router table with pocket hole screws and angle brackets for the legs of the switch bracket. The pocket hole screws are not real visible as the switch covers part of them up. The pocket hole screws do not interfere with the switch’s mounting screws.
The angle aluminum on bottom of table is positioned to hold the table in place with the cavity of the right wing.
I like this switch a lot. Easy to use. I don’t have to reach under the table to turn the switch on or off. Very convenient. Worthwhile as Rockler has it on sale right now for $28.