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Project by Hazardpay posted 01-13-2014 01:34 AM 1933 views 16 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fold down router table i made about 6 months ago. I was tired of having to pull everything out in the middle of the shop. I saw this in a magazine and loved the idea. I had just started the process of making new storage above the workbenches and decided to build around this idea. I dont remember how they attached the router in the article but i used adjustable toggle bolts. This will let you put different routers in the table easily. It has a little shelf to store some frequently used bits and a platform for the router when not in use. Mainly made from scraps so there is very little cost in it. I showed one of the small fences but i have about 5 different fences. All around a pretty cool little table and it only uses about 8 inches of counter depth.





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MrNorwood

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 02:10 AM

That’s a pretty cool solution

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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coachbryan

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 03:02 AM

Very cool space saving idea. How are the toggle clamps? Do they give a nice firm hold on the router even with heavier cuts? I’ve not seen that employed elsewhere yet so I’m curious how it’s worked for you.

Great job on that!

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BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 03:18 AM

excellent idea and nicely executed. i like the toggle clamp mouting of router, so fast and so convenient to dismount.
thanks for sharing.

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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Hazardpay

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#4 posted 01-13-2014 03:29 AM

You can see a couple holes in the bottom portion of the table. Those are where i tried different options on mounting the router. I really like the ease of the toggle clamps. Quickly put on, take off fold away and blow everything off. Really nice little table and super cheap. With the toggle clamps i have not noticed any issues with the consistency of the cuts even the heavy ones. Thanks for looking

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#5 posted 01-13-2014 04:30 PM

What a great idea to use the hold downs! I’m trying to come up with a quick way to mount my router in a homemade lift like the one on the Woodgears site. This just might be the ticket!

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#6 posted 01-13-2014 04:47 PM

great idea

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#7 posted 01-13-2014 04:59 PM

The toggle clamp idea is brilliant. Definitely bookmarking this.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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