Positioning The Router Under The Table

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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 11-18-2014 03:30 AM 775 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2014 03:30 AM

I am getting ready to install the router under the table and I wondering ..should I put the cord to the back of the space or pointing front. I eventually will be putting a router stop switch on the router cabinet but Im doing that at a later date…


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#1 posted 11-18-2014 04:22 PM

The Router’s variable speed control mechanism, arbor lock (for bit changing) and on/off switch should be your major concerns at this juncture. The location that the cord exits the router housing is immaterial, providing that the cord is not pinched or pressed against any motor parts that get hot while in use.

If you don’t have a router lift (or a built-in raising/lowering mechanism) you will need access to the locking mechanism or plunge lock to accommodate your adjustments.

Once you have the router mounted to the table plate you can rotate the plate 180 degrees, in the table, if that provides better access to the controls, or you could remove the router from the plate and reposition it a 1/4 or 1/3 of a turn depending on how many mounting screws attach it to the plate. Some routers have 3 base mounting screws some have 4.

...hope this answers your questions.

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