Router Table Miter Slot Placement

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Forum topic by mrg posted 05-17-2011 04:54 PM 1383 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-17-2011 04:54 PM

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Hi all, hope all are doing well.

My question is how far is the miter bar supposed to sit from the router bit. I had read some where that it should be six inches from center. I have all the material and was getting ready to build the top.

I am still playing with ideas, put it in the end of my out feed table, I would have to beef it up a bit. Make it free standing, or maybe in the right rails of my saw.

Thanks for the help in advance.

-- mrg

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#1 posted 05-17-2011 05:19 PM

Six is about right by my reckoning too. There are a couple reasons
that will become obvious as you use it.

A miter gauge or slot isn’t really necessary to doing accurate
work on a router table.

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#2 posted 05-17-2011 05:30 PM

Thanks Loren,

I figured it was not necessary but I have it and figured i would use it more for stability of working with pieces that may need support or for using a little sled etc.

-- mrg

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