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Forum topic by rogerw posted 08-13-2011 09:30 PM 741 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2011 09:30 PM

i have a router table top that is approx 24×32 and will be after trimming the edges 25.5×33.5. i want to leave as much in front of the router as possible for work support and still leave ample room for a fence and it’s movement behind it. for those of you that have built a “norm (nyw)” size router table, how far in from the back edge is the center of your router?


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#1 posted 08-13-2011 10:25 PM

Mine is about 15” from the back and about the same from the front.
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#2 posted 08-13-2011 10:38 PM

Mine is well off centre. I work to the front, but can go to the left. I have 2 tables. A large and a larger. My router is on a Jessem lift plate and can go from a large table with mainly a vacuum fence that gives me plenty of room for guitar routing. The larger table has the Incra jig. To tables, different purposes.

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#3 posted 08-13-2011 10:45 PM

if you mount it closer to the front it is easier to clamp feather boards when running narrow stock, if you need to raise a panel just work on the other side of the table

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