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Posted on Good Working Height for Router Table Design?

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#1 posted 10-21-2009 08:53 AM

Wow, this is an interesting thread, so much so that I had to go measure the height of my UniSaw and router table. Both are 34-1/2”, but that’s because my router table is the extension table on my saw.

But, out of the box my UniSaw would have been even lower, maybe 32-33”. I put a mobile base on the UniSaw and replaced the wheels with 5/8 bolts to use as levelers. The only reason I did that was to raise it to the height of my other benches so I can use them as support when sawing large panels.

I’m 5’10” and I find that 34-1/2” height very comfortable, I do not find myself bending over when using the UniSaw or the router table. But when I buy shirts or suit jackets I do have to get the long because I guess my arms are a inch longer then average. Same thing happened when I had a set of golf clubs custom made, I was measured for them and the shafts were made an inch shorter then average.

So I have to agree with aiJim, you have to experiment with different heights and decide what is most comfortable for you. Using what is comfortable for others may not work for you.

Norm built a router table a few years back, his second I believe, I’d be curious to know what its height is so if anyone has the plans please chime in. Norm doesn’t seem to be hunched over when he’s using it and I don’t think he’d build something that was uncomfortable to use. But then again, how tall is Norm?

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