Portable Router Table

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Project by Kacy posted 02-11-2010 06:11 AM 8464 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A portable router table that I made when I first bought my big Triton a few years ago. I’d do some things different, like making the top bigger, but overall its worked well. The Triton is a beast. Table made from cabinet grade ply. Had to be portable as the humidity down here requires that everything gets back in the house after use on the carport!

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#1 posted 02-11-2010 06:13 AM

A good Idea for mobile routing.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-11-2010 06:15 AM

Thanks Jim.

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#3 posted 02-11-2010 07:50 AM

Nifty idea…....good ob!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#4 posted 02-11-2010 12:33 PM

Have router will travel. Looks good.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-11-2010 02:58 PM

cool router table.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#6 posted 02-11-2010 03:21 PM

I made my router table similar to yours but I have different plexy glass plates with different hole sizes for the router bits.

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#7 posted 02-11-2010 04:40 PM

Yes, GMman, the fixed hole size is a limitation, but it hasn’t much constrained the work that I normally do on it. Still, that is one of the shortcomings that I will fix one day.

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#8 posted 02-11-2010 06:06 PM

Nice, simple design. I’m currently designing a somewhat similar miniature version for a Bosch Colt trim router. Mine won’t handle anything very large, but I think it will be useful for small parts I use on some of my projects, and for setting up small demos.

-- Dave O.

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#9 posted 02-11-2010 06:57 PM

That’s a great looking portable router table.
Compact enough to get around and big enough to handle most jobs.
I have the smaller Triton and use the heck out of it.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#10 posted 02-12-2010 12:58 AM

Nice looking table.

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#11 posted 02-14-2010 04:45 PM

Kacy you have constructed a very useful router table. I have a router but no table. This design looks very neat. Thanks for nice pictures. Can castors be added to this table. I am not familiar with this type of equipment because I do all my work only with hand tools. But I have realised the importance of some of these tools liike router which makes your work easy and fast.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 02-14-2010 11:12 PM


I put this table on one of those industrial strength steel carts that has castors on it, that way I can wheel it around. I do the same thing with my bench top table saw. I just wedge the wheels when I use the tools. Its not rock solid, but steady enough so far.

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#13 posted 02-15-2010 04:59 AM

what is the slot at the bottom for?

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#14 posted 02-15-2010 06:10 AM

The slot stores the manual and whatever else I toss in there, but I made it a bit too narrow for easy accexx. Mainly, it provides some additional structural strength.

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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