Dual Router Table (March 2013)

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Project by JSB posted 03-29-2013 01:53 PM 2849 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of those projects that started out as “ya know it would be soooo awesome if…”

I used John’s plans at to build the lifts. Two 2hp routers @ $39.99 each. And some birch plywood. Dust collection with variable speed on the routers. Never before have I used a woodworking tool that has this good of dust collection.

Check out the full writeup on my website here:

Here are 2 videos. The first is a the table in action. The second is a long boring video of the build. If for some reason the embed code does not play the links are above
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-- Jay -

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Michael Wilson

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 02:10 PM

Nicely done. I love the lift mechanism. Do you have the previous stage build video of that build?

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 02:20 PM

the build of the router lifts? No. It is a paid plan and when I started editing the video I decided it was too descriptive. I don’t to be responsible for giving away the detail of the product. It is a great lift that you can check out on It was extremely easy to build.

-- Jay -

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Michael Wilson

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 02:25 PM

Oh. I didn’t realize it was someone else’s plans. Yeah no reason to give away someone else’s stuff. I’ll definitely go check that out. Thanks o/

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#4 posted 03-29-2013 05:13 PM

Well done, How cool is that! Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-29-2013 07:17 PM

awesome job

-- Joel

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#6 posted 03-30-2013 03:13 AM

Nicely done. I have to ask, why two?

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....

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#7 posted 03-30-2013 03:23 AM

Ken – Your welcome :)
Jap – Thanks!
Marty – Thanks! Because these two routers, the plans, and the materials needed cost less than the 2-1/4 hp Bosh router that I originally planned on getting. Also, i tend to use the same couple router bits over and over again. Having at least one always in a router is a nice convenience.

-- Jay -

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#8 posted 03-30-2013 06:43 AM

Nice build Jay! Thanks for sharing!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 06:27 PM

Now I get it. I saw your rig under construction once before and wondered. It’s a time saver. In a woodshop that can be worth all right. nice work.

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#10 posted 03-30-2013 06:34 PM

Just checked out your youtube video – amazing work

-- Harold

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