Looking for the correct router table setup for panel doors

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Forum topic by DeltaDaddy posted 11-15-2013 04:12 PM 690 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2013 04:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router table panel doors

Hey Jocks, New to the site and already have seen a lot of knowledge. I have made quite a few flat panel doors drawer fronts and railing posts with my trusty Porter Cable 690 1 3/4 hp router in a table. It works fine for the mortise/groove cutter but when I put the tennon/shoulder cutter in it sounds like the whole thing is about to take off into orbit leading me to hit the switch, quick run the piece across and shut it off immediately before the whole thing self destructs. I have access to shapers at work and will eventually get one for home but in the meantime would like a router table setup. The only routers I have used in tables are the 1 3/4 hp and the 3 1/4hp models. It seems that the new (to me) 2 1/4 hp are routers are the choice for tables these days. What are your setups for Panel doors in router tables?

Thanks in advance,

-- Take it apart to see how it works

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#1 posted 11-21-2013 02:33 AM

I’m using a Triton MOF001 mounted to a Rockler table top. I get good results raising panels. I do multiple passes and run the bit at the routers slowest speed.

-- Nicky

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#2 posted 11-21-2013 09:26 PM

I have a Triton 3 1/4 hp in a Rockler table as well. Plenty of power for raised panel work.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#3 posted 11-22-2013 02:03 AM

thanks for the recommendations guys. I looked into the routers and it seems like the perfect tool for router tables. I like that the motor vents to the sides instead of the bottom. I always thought that way too much dust falls into my porter cable and it cant be good for them. sounds like a+ customer service too from all the reviews I read. time to go shopping I guess.

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