|Forum topic by JK0702||posted 04-18-2016 03:34 PM||436 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
04-18-2016 03:34 PM
I’m finally going to mount a router in my table saw extension table, and could use some experienced advice. I plan to purchase a Kregg insert plate, and use my table saw fence (with a jig set up) for the fence and dust collection. My question for those of you that have done this (or have an opinion on the matter) is, which router should I mount under the table? I have a Freud FT2000E 3 1/4 HP plunge router, a Bosch 1617 combo base 2 1/4 HP router, and a DeWalt 610 fixed base 1 1/4 router. My first choice would be to put the Freud under the table for two reasons. One, at 3 1/4 HP, it’ll handle any job I have. Two, it’s heavy and a beast to use above the table. The Bosch 1617 is much easier to use above the table. My question regarding mounting the Freud is the plunge base. Does it matter to mount a plunge base vs a fixed base under a table? My second choice would be to put the Bosch under the table in the fixed base (if necessary), but I like it’s versatility above the table. Kregg makes a plate pre-drilled for the Bosch, but not the Freud. I’d like to get the right plate the first time out, and not have to do any redrilling.
A bonus would be advice on where to place the router and plate in the table. My extension table is to the right of the blade, and approx. 53” long. My inclination is to center it (front to back) near the far end of the table, leaving enough room to work with bigger pieces.
Your insight, as always, would be greatly appreciated
-- John - Huntington Beach, CA --- Growth occurs when we get out of our comfort zone.