Grizzly G0528 Router Table question

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Forum topic by groland posted 04-08-2017 03:01 AM 664 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2017 03:01 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly g0528 router table height of aluminum vs cast iron table sections

I just picked up a Grizzly G0528 router table, used, and have been working to fully understand it. I have never used a router table before. I picked this up because it has a cast iron top that seems heavy and solidly made.

I have one specific question. I noticed that the sliding aluminum table is just a mite higher than the CI table. If I take a piece of flat stock and place it on the CI table then draw it towards the aluminum table it will catch along that edge.

Intutively, it seems to me these two surfaces ought to be exactly even, but the motion I described is one that would not be used in routing AFAIK.

This evening, I ran across an article where the author stated this slight height difference was necessary for using the sliding aluminum table, especially in the context of routing door panels and the like.

Can any of you who may know and have used this table give me any insight about whether this slight difference is engineered-in and purposeful, as the one author described, or is it a “defect” that may require adjustment?


George Roland

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#1 posted 04-18-2017 08:02 PM

I contacted Grizzly about this, which I considered might be a mistake or defect. I was informed that it was intentionally designed that way. The slightly higher sliding aluminum table will carry door panels, for edge routing, a mite higher than the Cast Iron table so there will be no contact or friction between the C.I. table and the wood being routed.

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