|Forum topic by Jofa||posted 01-13-2014 04:43 PM||2508 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
01-13-2014 04:43 PM
I had posted a question last week about using a 1 1/4HP router in a table. The router is a Makita RT0700 and is a great little tool. I’ve been using it mostly for roundovers and some dadoing but wanted to give it a shot mounted on a (homemade) router table.
Measured out the approximate area I wanted to use. Put in a 1/2” straight bit and placed a straight edge around the area I wanted to use. The outside of the base is exactly 1 1/2” from the center of the collet. Made a couple of passes at different depths, ending up at 1/4”. I actually did this twice so that I had a full 1” supporting the mounting plate. This also allowed me to use the accessory knob on the base as a sort of clamp. When backing out the knob, it butts up against the edge of the table resulting in a very solid fit.
Transferred the screw pattern from the base plate, countersunk the holes and used a V bit to create the center hole. Then I just switched bits and made it bigger so that it would accept all bit sizes I use.
Performs very well and doesn’t shift at all. I’ve been routing all kinds of stuff and did some dado work using a makeshift fence. A true fence is my next step.
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