|Project by Rockfoot||posted 08-22-2015 08:26 PM||2831 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
I know you’ve seen this router table hundreds of times now, but I’ve had the plans for a while and finally got around to building it. I pretty much stayed true to the plans except for the dust collection where I mounted an Incra CleanSweep instead of Norm’s solution.
The case is made of 3/4” Maple plywood from Home Depot, the drawer fronts and boxes are Baltic Birch and the hardwood trim is Alder. The top is two sheets of 3/4” MDF with white laminate I got from Lowe’s. I installed the Incra Master Lift ll, which I absolutely love. With the slotted inserts and the clean sweep below, all the dust is pulled down around the bit, virtually nothing escapes. The suction around the bit is so good, I don’t really even need the dust collection in the fence. ( On my old table, I had the Keen DustRouter which also worked very well. But, it didn’t really fit the new Master Lift and I like the clean sweep better.)
I’m still using my old 2-1/4 HP DeWalt router, but plan to upgrade to the 3-1/4 HP Porter Cable motor soon.
Over all, I’m very please with this table. It’s solid, perfectly sized with plenty of storage and the Incra system is amazing. The last picture is my old table that I’ve built about 10 years ago. I think this new one will last even longer.