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Q&A:

pizzalover asked how to use a router table? Fixed base router or pluge base router?

Which one can be used with the router table? Or both? Thans for help!

And got the following answer:

Some router tables will only work with a fixed base. You have to be careful which one you purchase. Read carefully.

Router tables vary greatly in price. In selecting a table you need to determine what you want to do now and what you may wish to do in the future. The difference in tables is not only the quality of the structure itself, but also the accessories and features that it offers.

As I said in your last question, some routers come with both bases, but are much better quality routers (stronger motors) and more expensive. I’ve listed a few below for you to view.

Both fixed and plunge bases:
Bosch 1/2″ collet $189
Porter Cable 1/4″ collet $210
Hitachi 1/2″ collet $169
DeWalt 1/2″ collet $202

Fixed base:

Skil 1/4″ collet $60
Ryobi 1/4″ collet $60

If you wish to ask anything about the features of specific table or a router, please feel free to contact me via email. I’ll be more than happy to help any way that I can.

Good Luck!

PS: You should first select the router (or several) that you are considering for purchase. Most router tables will come predrilled for certain models of routers. You can always make your own adapter plate, but I don’t whether you want to get that involved right off the bat.

SexyArmyWife asked What is the difference in tools?

OK, i need to get my husband, who is deployed, a router for fathers day, since its cheaper this day than anyother time, i want to buy now, while i can save a few. What is the difference in a PLUNDGE ROUTER and a STATIONARY ROUTER?

Also, when considering BRANDS, which is a durable brand for say the next 3-5 yrs, till he gets ‘permanent’ tools. As he is in the service, we don’t want to buy hundreds of dollars worth of tools , just to have the movers drop them and break them, it happens and I want to wait till later to spend alot on ‘good’ tools.

I also need a circular saw, does the ‘inch’ matter?

and i need a table saw? will a black and decker do?

thanks!

And got the following answer:

A Plunge Router is equipped with with two spring loaded rods that allow you to lower the blade into the wood during the cut. There is normally an adjustable stopping device which sets the maximum depth. A Fixed Base (Stationary) Router does not have this plunge feature, but still allows depth of cut to be preset. If your man is only doing the basics, a Fixed Base will do fine.

The standard size circular saw used by most DIYers is 7 and 1/4 inch. With a good “Combination” blade, you can cut plywood and 2X dimentional lumber in a single pass, or 4X dimentional lumber with passes on four sides. Larger saws are generally not required for the DIYer.

If you are considering a table saw, go for 10 inch or better. This will allow for cuts throught most sheet goods, as well as rip cuts on 2X dimentional lumber. Look for a saw with table extentions and a self-aligning rip fence.

As far as brands are concerned, stay away from cheap store brands. The $25 saw is only good as long as the blade remains on the arbor instead of flying across the room.
Porter-Cable, Delta and Craftsman are all good lower priced models. Dewalt and Makita are good mid priced models. After that you get into pro tools.

While you are thinking power tools, you might want to consider a Compound Miter Saw. This tool allows you to make straight or angled cross cuts on dimentional lumber and trim. It also allows you to make the complex cuts required to install crown molding. Go for at least a 10 or 12 inch model. For added capacity, a Sliding Compound Miter Saw gives you added reach for cutting planks and laminate flooring without having to flip the work over.

I hope this helps. God Bless our men in uniform.

[email protected] asked Buying Woodworking Tools?

Could anybody point me in the right direction with regards to building a workshop. I would like to know which tools I should buy first e.g. a table saw, band saw, etc.

And got the following answer:

Well, this will depend a lot on exactly what you intend to do. And, knowing exactly what you are going to do is not possible, because once you try something else, you need tools for it. For a general wood shop, Id suggest these, in this order,a) 10 inch Tablesaw, contractor style, or cabinet saw, NOT a benchtop model.b) Equally important is a good quality blade for that saw, a combination blade will get you started, look to a freud or forrest blade.c) A miter saw, sliding compound miter is best, check out the Makita LS1013, or Hitachi also makes a good one (and again, another good blade is important). d)Router with 1/2 inch collet, bits to go with it,and if you can afford it, a table mounted router is priceless. e) a bandsaw, Jet Delta and Grizzly all make good ones in the 14 inch models.f)A planer (I have a Ridgid 13 inch planer, its a workhorse).g) a drillpress.h)a good scroll saw, stay away from any of the ones under $200, I really like Dewalt.i)a wood lathe, youll be amazed at the fun this tool will be. j) a disc sander, 12 inch would be nice, and if you can afford it, a combination belt/disc sander is even better,k) a jointer, stay away from benchtop models.l)a thickness sander, the Performax is great. Many of those tools need some type of dust collection, so a dust collector should be one of the top priorities as well.
Some necessities I didnt mention are equally important, like clamps, you never can have to many of them,a good square, straightedge,and tape measure, hand tools like drills, sanders,etc. Most important…. a pair of safety glasses, good old fashioned common sense, and all the other necessary PPE.

rmlowrie asked how do I build a router table?

I have a DeWalt 621 plunge type router, and I want to convert it into a mounted device on a router table. I cannot find any plans online so if anyone can help me with this that would be great. My goal is to convert some of my hand power tools into desktop, or bench/standalone work tools: plunge router into a router table; my skil saw into a table saw.

And got the following answer:

Boobman has it close but Norm from the New Yankee Workshop (not shoppe) has plans for sale rockler has the same plans I think Newyankee.com is down right now here is the site http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10446&cookietest=1

Blake H asked What tools would I need to get started in WoodWorking?

For power tools would I need a Miter Saw, a Circular Saw, and a Jigsaw? Also, does Bosch or DeWalt make better saws. And if Bosch or DeWalt don’t make good saws who does? I want to have a reasonably priced saw that works good, I sorta have a budget since im 15. Thanks!
lol, i wish i did have someone to help me.

And got the following answer:

Immediate needs: Orbital sander, cordless drill, jig saw, circular saw, good set of bits.

When you can afford them: Router, biscuit joiner, miter saw (go with the Bosch or a Hitachi), compressor/finish nailer/brad nailer, table saw, jointer, dust collection system.

Down the road: Second router, trim saw, second cordless, and upgrading any of the tools you have. Get a good book on making jigs and fixtures. These can save you a ton of time and effort if you do a project often. Don’t forget about all of the consumables (nails, screws, stain/paint/varnish, glue, etc.). Woodworking is a great hobby. Good luck to you.

Toolman Wannabe asked What makes a router (tool) better than others?

I am looking to purchase a router for some crafts around the house, but I don’t know anything about chuck size, horsepower, etc. Any suggestions? Thanks.

And got the following answer:

It really depends on what you want to do with that router.

You only need a 3hp router or larger if you are going to use it as a fixed router (in a table) and very large bits.

The smallest routers are trim routers and used for light projects with small bits. They get into small places and are often used to trim things like laminate on countertops.

A basic router in the 1 to 2HP range will do almost anything you want it to, except run very large bits.

The next choice is fixed base or plunge router. If you have the money, buy one of the kits that has a single motor and both of the bases. If you don’t, buy the plunge router – it’s more versatile – if a bit heavier.

If you are going to use it a lot, consider a DeWalt, Ridgid, Makita, Porter Cable, etc. If you are going to use it a few times a year, you can get something less expensive, like a Craftsman.

Peenky asked Any tool men out there that can help suggest a father’s day present?

Need a manly, man’s advice on this one… Getting the Dad/ Home Improvement / free laborer something nifty for fathers day – BUT i’m on a $200.00 budget. He wants tools — BIG tools: Miter Saw, Table Saw, a Better wet tile saw, and Carpenter tools.
I know cheap isn’t quality, and this man is hard on his tools..

Has anyone scoped out something you wanted for around this price range and in the same category?

Thanks Guys!
I think gift cards are so impersonal (especially when that’s what i get him every year… 🙂 ) I really appreciate the responses!

And got the following answer:

Well I’m hardly a “tool man” but I’m usually able to make a man happy (with hardware gifts). You should certainly be able to find a good quality wet tile saw for under $200.00.

Lowes does have a Dewalt 10″ single bevel miter chop saw on sale for $198.00 but if your dad is into fancier, bigger work, it may be a little shy on features. Their Kobalt sliding miter compound saw would probably be just right but it’s priced at $249.00

For a guy into fancier work, a router is a must and Lowes has them from $50 – $250. With a router and a selection of bits, a guy can make fancy edges on picture frames and table tops, and all sorts of fancy woodwork.

Just go into any large tool department and talk to a clerk. Many of them are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Elizabeth asked dewalt router table compatible?

Help!i have a dewalt dw616 router and i want to know what router table will fit?i bought a craftsman table and it didnt go with it,can anybody help?

And got the following answer:

Any table that isn’t made by another power tool manufacturer should fit all major brands. Woodcraft http://woodcraft.com and Rockler http://rockler.com have a bunch of them to choose from, though I’ve been a furniture builder and cabinetmaker for over 20 years and I simply attach my router to a piece of 1/2″ plexiglas that I’ve machined to accept it. I just attach it to a workbench, clamp a fence to it along with dust collection and a guard and I’m good to go at a tiny fraction of the cost of a store bought fixture. When I worked at Home Depot for 6 years in the tool department I often talked people out of buying them because most people simply don’t need one and some of the more elaborate models can be very expensive. I’ve been in a lot of professional shops and I’ve never seen a router table that wasn’t made on the premises, but you can certainly find excellent versions at Woodcraft or Rockler and a home center should have adaptable ones that accept most major router brands, too. Because Craftsman is a Sears (and now KMart) brand that also makes power tools, they don’t readily fit the DeWalt, though it is a little surprising.

Whatever you decide, read and follow the instructions, and keep the surface waxed so you don’t have to force your work across it. This allows you push the wood at an even speed across the cutters to help prevent chipping and tear out.