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Forum topic by Loren posted 08-07-2012 04:40 PM 3728 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2012 04:40 PM

3/4” phenolic, which is heavy and very stiff. Ran across this on
ebay and thought it might appeal to some people here,
especially those who want to mount a heavy router permanently
in a table saw wing.

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#1 posted 08-07-2012 04:47 PM

Price is good alright, it’s the shipping that always gets you. Thanks for passing it on Loren.

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#2 posted 08-10-2012 03:43 PM

Even with shipping that is a hell of a deal. If I wanted to chop this down to fit in my TS opening (mounted to some plywood) how tough would it be? I’ve never cut it, but drilling it makes me think it does not cut well


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#3 posted 08-10-2012 04:00 PM

I think it cuts well with a carbide saw blade. I’d approach
it like aluminum, with a slowish feed rate and high-tooth count
blade preferred.

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#4 posted 08-10-2012 08:19 PM

A wonderful alternative to phenolic, if available, are reclaimed bowling alley lanes. Some I’ve seen are 2.5” maple, or yellow pine, but newer facilities started using phenolic laminate which can also be found for sale. Stick it on to some decent plywood or any other base and you would be rocking and rolling.

I plan on using this stuff as my benchtop/ts extension top.

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#5 posted 08-10-2012 08:37 PM

Thanks Loren, I am going to order one. It’s about 70$ shipped. I’ll still have more than half left over after I make the insert. Now, what do do with the rest…


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#6 posted 08-10-2012 08:51 PM

Great deal for those in Marion, Texas. Phenolic is great stuff for router tables, table saw inserts, etc….

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#7 posted 08-10-2012 11:30 PM

Be careful of the phenolic sawdust folks.

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#8 posted 08-11-2012 01:07 AM

Marion, Tx is near San Antonio which is about 80 miles from me. I called the number listed on ebay and talked to the retired guy who bought out 2 Jointech warehouses when they went under a couples of years ago. He said he had about a hundred left, (if I heard him right). He said to call him first if I came down because he had these at his house. Thinking about buying 1 or 2 myself. Thanks for the post Loren.

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#9 posted 08-11-2012 02:31 AM

Thanks Loren for the lead. I am in San Antonio so I hope to buy a few of the tops. I don’t need any right now but I do plan to install some router tables around the shop and I am sure I can utilize that material for shop jigs as well if I can carefully machine it.

I have a sheet of corian that was given to me that I use for shop jigs also but I think the phenolic material will come in handy down the road for us.

I sent the seller a question regarding his statement of charging 21.00 for packaging. I plan on stopping by his home and picking up the tops and so no packing is necessary in our case, so not sure if he will apply that charge or not.


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#10 posted 08-11-2012 03:59 AM

when you find out Jerry, let me know I will be in San Antonio next weekend, would’nt mind picking a couple up myself. Thanks for the post Loren

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#11 posted 08-26-2012 09:52 PM

Has anyone purchased these?
Is the plate mount offset like in the pic?
Are you happy with it?
I’m thinking about grabbing one but if the plate is offset it might pose a problem. Pics would be appreciated.

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#12 posted 10-31-2012 11:29 PM

I have purchased the Jointech Router Table earlier this year, the table is flat with some small scratches on the edge. My question is what router plate fits the Jointech table without being to tight? I have a Woodpecker table and plate that I use my Triton router on, love it. but the plate is about 1/32 or so to big, i.e. it will fit in but only with a shoehorn. Is there another plate out there that will fit the Jointech table without forcing it?

I want to use the Jointech table in my Table Saw extension and utilize my Porter Cable 8529 router.

Or did I just waist $40.00

Thanks In Advance

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#13 posted 11-01-2012 11:08 AM


You’ll get a better response if you start a new thread for that question in the power tool forums.

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