|Project by Jorge Velez||posted 01-14-2012 02:35 AM||5746 views||31 times favorited||17 comments|
Hi Folk’s, I just finish my router table and fence mounted on my table saw, I was tired of my really tiny Craftsman table which I use not alot since I have to instal and remove when needed, so not very convenient since I dont have a dedicated space for the router table. now I can save space which for me is very importan, two very important tools on the very same space.
The table is 27” by 20” the fence is a simple box, 4.25” tall, by 27” long, and 3 inches thick with out front face. I wanted to be attached to the table saw fence most of the time ready to use, so not very tall. also half of the fence is the box for the dust colection from right side (front view) and the half left side is a shallow box so I can store allen, ussing router bits, and router wrench. the box top has magnets to close so it’s secured in place.
for the top I used acrilic plastic 9mm thick and I routed a hole at left side of the router for the dust catch from under the router table. the router is inside of a box which can be detach with 4 locks, 2 per side. this is very conveniente since I can attache the dust collector from behind the box, and it contains the noice also. vey conveniente for dust also, I can lower and raise the router from the top with the screw driver so it’s very good router lift.
the best of everything is that I spend about $5usd building this table. I only have to buy the magnets and locks, the rest of the material I have it already from other projects, so very chip to build this time.
I based the construction of the fence on my old table, I even use the power switch from the Craftsman table, and also made taller fences incase I need additional support.
thks for stopping by this project!
-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.