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New & Improved Router Cabinet w/ Kreg Router Table and Fence

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Project by edwood1975 posted 03-22-2017 04:00 AM 3918 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I have finally finished this project and I have to say it looks awesome .

I created a blog detailing this project and you can find the blog here

I was waiting on the Kreg precision router table and fence

And they are awesome, I love the way they mimicked a table saw fence in that it is built around a track that keeps it squared to the mitre slot and bit.

I installed my 2HP Craftsman router and I love the fact that I could drill my own holes to allow me access to the height adjustment on the router and I can also change bits easily from over the table

All and all this project did set me back a chunk of change but it will be a table and tool that I will have for a very long time ..

If you want details of the build please visit the blog. I did a lot of research on what I wanted in my new router table since the first one I made including the top and fence were all shop built.

I didn’t need a ton of bit storage as I made wall mounted router cabinet to store the endless accessories that come with this tool, you can see it here….

Thanks for looking
Ed

Sketch up Plans here

-- Ed





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#1 posted 03-22-2017 05:14 AM

That ought to last a while. Nice Job.

Barbara

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#2 posted 03-22-2017 08:07 AM

Nice work

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

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#3 posted 03-22-2017 11:13 AM

Nice looking router table and a good job.

I see the dust collection on the fence but how do you pull the dust out of the area around the router? Maybe, I missed it.

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#4 posted 03-22-2017 12:39 PM

Nice router cabinet Ed!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 03-22-2017 01:09 PM

Very nice job !!!

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#6 posted 03-22-2017 01:24 PM

Yes, it looks awesome!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 03-22-2017 01:29 PM



Nice looking router table and a good job.

I see the dust collection on the fence but how do you pull the dust out of the area around the router? Maybe, I missed it.

- Redoak49

My next workshop project will be a DC system and since I don’t know what that will be I left it out.. it probably be something like a 4” port insert in the back of the unit

-- Ed

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#8 posted 03-22-2017 03:53 PM

That’s a fine looking router table—I’m sure you’ll get lots of good use out of it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 03-22-2017 06:52 PM

Ed, this is a beautiful router table and I love storage drawers. I also love the Kreg router top and it looks like both the fence and the slot are top notch. All in all I would say that you have hit a home run. The bottom line is that it will be a great addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#10 posted 03-22-2017 09:29 PM

That’s excellent! I’ve seen many, but that is simple and sturdy and well equipped. I have an insert in my table saw wing, but if I ever find room for a stand alone cabinet, that’s a design to copy right there!

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#11 posted 03-23-2017 02:05 AM

Very nice, great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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edwood1975

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#12 posted 03-23-2017 01:33 PM



That ought to last a while. Nice Job.

Barbara

- fogbow


Thanks Barbara

-- Ed

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#13 posted 03-23-2017 01:34 PM



That s excellent! I ve seen many, but that is simple and sturdy and well equipped. I have an insert in my table saw wing, but if I ever find room for a stand alone cabinet, that s a design to copy right there!

- kocgolf


Thanks it’s actually not as big as you think

-- Ed

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#14 posted 03-23-2017 01:35 PM



Ed, this is a beautiful router table and I love storage drawers. I also love the Kreg router top and it looks like both the fence and the slot are top notch. All in all I would say that you have hit a home run. The bottom line is that it will be a great addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


Thanks Charles , you have always been very supportive of my work

-- Ed

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#15 posted 03-23-2017 01:35 PM



Very nice, great job.

- oldrivers


Thanks alot

-- Ed

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