Multi-purpose router, outfeed, and dust collection station

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Project by WoodenSoldier posted 994 days ago 1859 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a few weeks ago I posted a picture of the small cart that I built for my cyclone dust collector and shop vac. I mentioned something about liking my tools to be mobile and multi-purpose. After I posted it, I got a few suggestions from you guys and got to thinking that the cart violated the “multi-purpose” rule. It had only one function.
So I decided to make it a work surface since it was already taking up space. Then I thought, well, I might as well make it an outfeed table at the same time. Then I thought I should add a vice to it. Then I realized that it would make a great router table as well. So little by little, I made it do more. I think it’s mostly done, though I might add some extra features like a door on the front to deaden the noise one of those iSwitches that turn the shop vac on with the tool that I will wire into it as well .
The Kreg precision fence I got off Craigslist for $40!!! I think they sell for $200 new! Anyhow, I’m pretty excited about the whole thing. Thanks for all your great suggestions!

-- Create something everyday.

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#1 posted 994 days ago

nothing like multi-purpose and mobile…nice job…by the way how do you like your shop vac/vortex set-up?...

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 993 days ago

A lot of birds with one stone. Cool.

Good job, I am sure you will enjoy it.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 993 days ago

Very ingenious. Like the dust collector concept. Good work.. I like multipurpose too.

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#4 posted 993 days ago

That is a smart setup.

-- Vince

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#5 posted 993 days ago

Do your locking wheels hold good enought for routing?

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 989 days ago

Not to hijack the post, but how do you like the vorteX dust separator? I have been trying to decide on it or a cyclone mini.

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#7 posted 989 days ago

This thing is win-win-win! Nice work—great thinking.

-- --bch

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