New router table

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Project by Piiterke posted 06-25-2011 06:38 PM 2034 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I made a router table one year ago for my ELU router (cf. pic 6) and it worked fine but there were too many technical limits (especially when I wanted to make panel doors). Also last year I bought a Festool saw that could be mounted so that it became a table saw (cf. pic 5). As the tablesaw turned out to be very precise and versatile, I decided to make a new ‘tabletop’ (cf. pic 3) with which I put my router into the frame of the table saw. The result is a new router table (cf. pic 1 and 2).

It works fine, it’s more precise than my previous router table, I can do more with it (use it in different angles etc.) and it has become a lot easier to mount my router.

Together with the new ‘table top’ I also made a handle that can adjust the height of the router without having to take the router out (it’s a simple turning mechanism)

Idea for the routertable came from:
Idea for the handle came from:

Greetings from an amateur

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#1 posted 07-15-2011 05:08 AM

Really nice idea, it looks like the table can be used free-standing or benchtop, which is great for those of us with Small shops. Also – I had no idea the festool saw could be table mounted, is that option available state-side or do I have to dream for now?

Thanks for sharing,

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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