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Forum topic by Eagle1 posted 01-21-2010 01:26 PM 1131 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-21-2010 01:26 PM

I built my router table with using a pinnacle router top. Didn’t really want to buy there’s ( to much money I think). I have seen different plans to build one, still want to build it. Anyone out there have any good plans that they have built ?

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 04:02 PM

For what it is worth – - I have become a big fan of woodpecker’s quick lift system. Lots of routers have the option of using their built in depth adjustment from above the table but those do not compare to this lift when it comes to precision, accuracy and quick and easy blt changes. I’m also a fan of Freud’s fence because one can adjust both sides independently and it has a micro-adjust feature. I tell you this because I think these 2 features (and a powerful router) are what make a router setup great. They really make for accurate and precise router cuts. The actual table is not that important as long as it is flat, the right size, solid and contains a t-track.

Let me make a couple more points about the Freud fence. With the ability to adjust both sides independently, your router can become a very handy jointer that works great. The negative of the fence is that I usually have to remove it to do a bit change. That’s fairly easy to do but most fences to not have to be removed to change a bit.

Regarding the quick lift system, the only negative is that you do not have the option of adjusting height from below the table. Sometimes you might be using a gig on the router table that covers up the hole where you place the lifting crank. In that case, it would be nice to have a below the table option.

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

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