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Forum topic by sgv posted 05-29-2013 11:06 PM 1152 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2013 11:06 PM

I have a table top Bench Dog router table (the one that is inclosed made of all wood) my question is , is there a average height for a router table ( table saws seem to be 34 inches) I would like to make a permanent stand for it with storage on the bottom. any ideas would help. thanks in advancd

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 03:39 AM

Not sure if there’s a real standard, per-se, but most everything I’ve seen is in the 32-36” range. I have the same router table and just stuck it on a stand that I had available. That put the table height at around 40”. For smaller pieces, I actually kind of liked it at this height, but for larger pieces it was a little awkward. I’m in the middle of trying to mount my router in my table saw, which would drop it to about 34”. I set it up the table on a temporary box for that height and I didn’t mind it. Actually think I preferred it a little higher, but that could very well be because that’s what I’m used to.

What height is comfortable to you is a matter of personal preference and can depend on your height as well. I suggest you try a couple different heights out and see what feels best to you. There really is no wrong answer here as long as it feels comfortable to you and you can clearly see what’s happing.

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 04:40 AM

I have that router table and was thinking about a cabinet made out of baltic birch to
match. Thinking about 24” high for the cabinet , but not written in stone yet. That would
bring the router table top up to around 40”.

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#3 posted 05-30-2013 07:04 PM

Thanks guys, I am only 5’ 4” so most thinks are tall for me :) I like the birch cabinet idea may try that

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#4 posted 05-30-2013 07:17 PM

Make the top the same height as your table saw/miter saw surfaces – for outfeed capability to those or to the router table.

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 07:21 PM

Good Idea

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#6 posted 05-30-2013 10:23 PM

+1 for redsled. if all the flat surfaces in the shop are the same height then they can be stored closer together without getting in the way. and act as runoff

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