Plans for a bench-top router table?

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04-01-2012 02:17 AM

I’ve found several plans online for a bench-top router table, but each seems to have some shortcomings. Have any of you built a bench-top unit that you are satisfied with and can recommend (preferably one with free plans)?

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 04:47 PM

Does anyone use a homemade benchtop router table?

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 05:45 PM

Check out Gary Rogowski’s router table. Cheap to build
and quick to build. I used one for years and still have the
fence which I use when I need a router table fence for
edge work.

A lot of people seriously over-think router tables, imo. The
old-school guys just screwed a router base to a piece
of ply.

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 06:11 PM

I’m actually building a router table today, I just stopped to eat lunch. If there is any way possible, I think you should build one into a bench or cabinet. It would be much simpler, and you can just remove the fence, drop the bit below the table, and it’s out of the way. I am building a router lift like this one.

I saw it here on LJ’s but I don’t remember who posted it. There is not much to it, and you could hang it under any table, and adjust it from the top.

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