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Forum topic by Bigkahunaranch posted 05-09-2016 03:58 PM 343 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-09-2016 03:58 PM

I do alot of cabinetry work, refacing cabinets is being good to me right now.
I use Freud Cope and Stick bits.

I am looking at building a new router table with a cast iron top and putting the
Triton router under.

My question is do you find that cast iron table to really cut down on vibrations?
Do you think it improves cuts?

I have built three router tables in the past, and none seemed to give me the
precision cutting ability I would like.

I gave some thought to adding a shaper, but then I realize I have about $2500+ in router biits.
So I am leaning towards having two router tables.


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#1 posted 05-09-2016 06:18 PM

Hi Dave;

You may still want to consider the shaper, as they come with router collets. Definitely worth having over a router table. Cutting large molding becomes much safer, and they are quieter to work with as well.

You can easily add a power feeder as well, making repetitive work easier.

Figure it’s about the same as going from a portable table saw, to a cabinet saw. BIG difference.


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#2 posted 05-09-2016 09:55 PM

Love my router table “but” a shaper is a nice addition and does a much better job cutting complex joints. I chose a large heavy precision shaper.

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