|Project by TheChucker||posted 05-28-2010 03:12 AM||3705 views||6 times favorited||14 comments|
I finally completed my Norm Abram router table the other day. In the past I’ve used a router table built into the wing of my table saw, and while certainly adequate, it can’t compare to a dedicated router station. I was able to run a few boards through it and it was extremely solid and produced excellent results.
The router table is made primarily from maple, with the top and drawer fronts constructed from laminated MDF. The laminate produces a great surface on top that is quite durable and real slick. In total, I used about a 4×4 sheet of laminate for the whole project. There are six router bit drawers that are nowhere near full, and four full drawers for all kinds of accessories. This thing has a ton or room for all of my router accessories which is great.
The router table sits on 4 5” locking casters that make it very easy to roll around my paver floor, and when locked, it is very stable. There is a dual router dust port in back that connects both under the cabinet and to the fence which leaves very little sawdust.
Finally, I topped it off with a Triton 2 1/4 hp router. It’s great because I can adjust the height from above the table with the included crank, and I can change bits above the table too.
Overall, very pleased with the router table. I can’t believe I waited this long to finally build one, I didn’t know what I was missing.
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