Top bench Router table - Fresadora de mesa de banco

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Project by Marpintero posted 09-25-2011 04:12 AM 7389 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are many ways to improvise a router table. This is mine. Simple, cheap and it works. It also requires minimal space. Mdf for the top and solid wood for the base.
The height is adjusted with supplements on the bottom. The safety switch (double button) is mocked by a tape, and the machine is plugged into an external key device.
Make box joint is easy and effective. The image is a test, 6mm (1/4’‘) straight bit.
The general idea is taken from this page:

Hay muchas maneras de improvisar una fresadora de mesa. Esta es la mía. Simple, barata y funciona. Además ocupa poco espacio. Mdf para la mesa y madera maciza para la base.
La altura se regula con suplementos en la parte inferior. El interruptor de seguridad (doble botón) es burlado con una cinta, y la máquina se enchufa a un dispositivo con llave externa.
El malletado para cajas es sencillo y sale perfecto. En la imagen se va una prueba, con fresa recta de 6mm.
La idea general está tomada de esta página:

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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42 posts in 1693 days

#1 posted 09-25-2011 04:19 AM

Mui Bueno Amigo. You did a nice job, just be careful with it please.

-- Docopac (a carpenter in a different medium)

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-25-2011 04:33 AM

Buenos noches , amigo! That is a nice job on that router table. I had one similar to yours and for a fence I used a wide and tall piece of oak that pivoted from one end and just clamped on the other.
I like the sliding gauge with the indexing key Great idea. You have adapted that plunge router in there very nicely!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-25-2011 01:00 PM

muy buena idea martín! es dificil lidear con los plunge routers….


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#4 posted 09-25-2011 02:21 PM

This is the idea I needed. Have been hesitating too long to get my router table set up. Now I realize I don’t need a
router table per se.
Muchos gracias!

-- Jay in Changsha

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#5 posted 09-25-2011 08:49 PM

Simple and effective!

I really like the way you mounted the router.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 09-26-2011 12:20 AM

I love the switch! If you take out the collet you can use that masking tape to hold in the bit too!

Sorry, couldn’t help myself… Nice job!

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Jan Hinsch

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#7 posted 09-26-2011 04:00 PM

Esta muy bueno, yo deberia hacer algo parecido pero deberia cambiar mi router primero porque no da mas.

-- Jan, Argentina

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#8 posted 09-26-2011 05:05 PM

It works. I’n sure the noise level is far lower than an aluminum table. Nice work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 10-08-2011 07:07 AM

Muy buen trabajo, yo tomare la idea de la pagian original a ver que tal queda.

-- Sorry I do not speak English very well, nor write, but I learn

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