Router Table

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Project by jaysuzi posted 02-10-2016 10:10 PM 1239 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new router table and I am very happy to have it!!

I recently purchased a new table saw. My old saw had my router mounted in one of the wings. I was tempted to do the same with my new table as I have a very small work shop and I felt I just didn’t have enough room for a dedicated router table. However, the problems with my old one is that it did pull the wing down a small amount (which I fixed with a small leg). It also did not allow for great dust collection. Finally, there was no storage, so my router supplies were stored separately.

A dedicated router table would would address the issues with my old one, but would take up space. My solution was just to build a narrow router table that would fit exactly between the front and back fence of my table saw. It is a bit smaller than most router tables, however, is fine for me since the vast majority of my projects are very small.
It is on adjustable height casters, so I can dial it in to the height of my table saw, but can also be moved when I need to move my saw. There is plenty of storage for my bits, collets, wrenches, and even a bottom drawer to store my other router accessories. The bottom hooks up to my primary dust collection system and tests have already shown it pulls a lot of the material down. I do want some dust collection on the top, but I haven’t figure that out exactly, but it will be hooked up to my shop vac (see the last picture). For the fence, I am actually using my old fence setup that slips over my table saw fence. Other features include a prominent safety switch, miter track to accept my table saw miter gauge, and Rockler router lift.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 02-10-2016 11:14 PM

Nice job!
That should serve you well for many years to come.

-- Chem, Central California

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#2 posted 02-11-2016 12:14 AM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 02-11-2016 03:38 AM

That looks great, almost too pretty to get dirty, almost.

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#4 posted 02-11-2016 09:10 AM

Great work Jay, really nice. I found on the last cpl tables that I prefer the switch on the other side. I tend to bump it when the left. enjoy your table.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-11-2016 03:37 PM

That’s a great addition to your shop. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 02-11-2016 03:50 PM

Looks nice enough to go in the living room! Great job.

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#7 posted 08-02-2016 04:45 PM

Jay, nice job on the router table. Looks like you made the most of the space you have allocated for it.

-- One good turn deserves another!

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