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My New Router Table - $160 CD

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This router table cost me approximately $160, and that includes a ¼ inch plunge router. The stand (19.95) was given to me for Christmas and the table and router was on sale for $109.95, plus an additional $10 for materials . . . and voila my router table.

I was considering the Lee Valley system, and while it would do everything I ever wanted and more . . . it was just too mush $$$.

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As you can see the stand has place to store my bits, spare router and odds and ends. The router switch (which was mounted to the table) has been moved to the stand within easy reach. The table itself is mounted to 2×6s with hinges on the back so that the table can tilt. My collet wrenches are mounted on the outside of the stand on the right next to the power cord.

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The fence itself can slide into the bit to allow for very clean cuts. These slides can be replaced with wood for an even tighter cut.

When using the vac, the suction actually sucks the lumber to the fence acting like a feather board.

I am quite pleased with my router setup and I recommend the table to anyone.

Oh . . . to mount the DW616 I used a craftsman adaptor plate. I called Canadian Tire to see if they had a router adaptor plate and the young fella in the tools department thought i was looking for a computer part. :)

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Bob Babcock

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#1 posted 2596 days ago

Nice setup.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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mot

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#2 posted 2596 days ago

That’s a worthy setup. Congrats!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Karson

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#3 posted 2596 days ago

Great setup. I’m thinking of making a bench top router also. I got a permanent one but looking for a portable one also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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WayneC

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#4 posted 2596 days ago

Good deal. Looking forward to seeing some of the things you make with it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Sawhorse

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#5 posted 2596 days ago

Very nice indeed…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 2596 days ago

I too am thinking of putting another router on my circular saw table. Very nice set up. jockmike

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

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oscorner

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#7 posted 2596 days ago

Great way to make what you want out of what you have and a couple of extra dollars.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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