Router Table

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Project by Trackman posted 01-09-2012 06:23 AM 15538 views 23 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this Freud 3 1/4 HP router table in a Kreg stand a couple of years ago and absolutley love it The only down side to the whole lash up is the amount of dust that it creates. For Christmas my wife got me a Dust Bucket collection system from Rockler.
After installing the Dust Bucket I got the brainiac idea that I should build-in the whole affair. A quick trip to Home Depot for a couple of 2’ X 4’ pieces of 3/4 MDF and I was on my way. Then I finally decided to take it to the next step and put in a bottom drawer to store all of my Pocket-Hole accessories.
After admiring my project it dawned on me that I could probably mount my router bits on one end and free up even more shop space.
The whole built-in part of the cabinet (MDF; Plywood, Hardware & Drawer Glides) cost less than $50.00.

-- Trackman, Washington

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 06:37 AM

Really nice. Like the bit storage…

-- --Thiel

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 06:43 AM

Great idea.. looks really good. I know you’ll be smiling every time you use the table.


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#3 posted 01-09-2012 06:52 AM

Nice idea it should make a world of difference with noise and dust.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 07:02 AM

The timing on this couldn’t be better. I’ve been looking at this exact setup (the Kreg stand and table), but I really like a cabinet. The thought never occurred to me to build a cabinet INTO the metal frame. Awesome Idea! Oh, and does that table top allow for above-the-table bit changes and hae a router lift? Thanks for posting!

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 07:11 AM

Yeah, the the bit can be changed from above and it does have a lift. There’s a special wrench with a knob on it to ratchet up and down. This makes it easy when working with hard woods that have tendenancy to get burnt, you can sneak up on the final profile by taking several skim cuts until you get the profile that you want. Also the fence has a micro-fine adjustment forward and back too.

-- Trackman, Washington

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#6 posted 01-09-2012 04:29 PM

I really like this idea. In fact, I have done it myself. I call it buy/build. Like you, I bought a table and top (Woodpecker in my case) and built the needed cabinetry. In my case I built the dust bucket out of plywood and some interior framing pieces and then built some shelving. Mine is not as elaborate as yours but it works.

I particularly like your idea for storing router bits.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 01-09-2012 04:36 PM

Very cool. Never seen one from a Kreg stand like that. Great construction for storage. Outstanding !

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#8 posted 01-09-2012 05:29 PM

Im impressed, I didn’t realize that was the basic kreg table.. I thought maybe you bought a new kreg cabinet or something! great job!

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#9 posted 03-02-2012 11:32 PM

I’m new at woodworking. Just received my kreg Stand and Router table top combo and I really like the idea you just gave me. Also just ordered the dust bucket. I’m trying to set me up a shop in my garage. All the ideas will be greatly appreciated.

-- Michael Garrett

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#10 posted 05-20-2018 07:18 PM

I just found a Kreg router table like you have and was wondering how you set up the drawer beneath the bottom rails. Did you build a box for the drawer and attach it to the legs, or to the horizontal rails. Or did you just provide side panels to mount the drawer slides to that were attached to the legs?

-- Scott

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