How To Make A Router Table

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How To Make A Router Table – YouTube

This video is how to build a router table top from scratch. I needed a router table and this is what inspired me to make this video. So I decided to share …

Original Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxcSxWKu66o

Router Tables, Woodworking and Router Table Accessories.

We carry a nice selection of Router Tables that will meet your woodworking needs. If you prefer to build your own router table, then the Parts and Accessories section …

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How To Make A Router Table – YouTube

This video is how to build a router table top from scratch. I needed a router table and this is what inspired me to make this video. So I decided to share …

Original Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxcSxWKu66o


Router table top and fence

Part 2 of my router table build. In this video I complete the top and make an adjustable fence. Visit http://www.woodworkingformeremortals.com/ for more wood…


Q&A:

Newestbie asked Best router table for mini tool?

I can not decide which one is better choice. Milescraft 1098 router table for rotary tools or Dremel 231D router table.
Milescraft has lower price. Both looks similar in pictures. I couldn’t find any comparison or advance customer review. I gonna use with Dremel XPR400. 231 already needs adapter for 400. does Milescraft need ?
Anybody who has experiance on both, can give some advice ?

And got the following answer:

I’d stick with the Dremel. You have a Dremel tool that you’ll use with it so you know it’ll fit correctly. Also Dremel, being a top brand, will be easier to find accessories for and will have the backing of a warranty. The Milescraft is a Dremel knockoff and not made as well.

Bill2006 asked Can anyone recommend a really good router table for making raised panels?

I’m making rail & stile raised panel doors, and have been using a home-made router table. The router table’s parts don’t fit together with the precision that I think is required for doing this kind of work (although I am admittedly quite inexperienced…some of the problems might not be due to the router table ), and I’m wondering if I could & should buy a really good router table (for a reasonable price, of course), or if it makes more sense to try to modify or re-make my home-made router table.

And got the following answer:

Rail & Stile bits generally have guides bearings- Do yours?
I make panels quite often and seldom use a table, just a router on a stable work surface.

Kipster asked How do you know your wood router will work with a particular router table?

If ordering online or you don’t want to drag your wood router into the store, how do you know the holes in your router base plate will match up with the holes in the router table?

And got the following answer:

look on line for a compatibility list. However, you can fabricate a your own or buy a universal face plate. Rockler has a few face plates to choose from.

bettsjw asked What is the danger of using a router bit labled as ‘router table only’ in a hand-held router?

I need to use an oversized ogee bit in my router to cut a detail in a round piece of MDF. All of the bits that fit the profile say ‘router table only’. I believe that MDF is soft enough to keep me from being killed.

And got the following answer:

You should be ok as long as you don’t try to take all the material out in one pass. Make multiple passes taking out a little at a time.

The problem is if you try to force the bit at one pass, the router could get away from you.

Remember to wear safety glasses!

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

Adam asked What routers will be compatible with my router table if any?

I have an older craftsman router table with a an older craftsman router and an a much older porter cable router. The problem is my craftsman router will not clamp down I think the threads are striped but the porter cable won’t fit in the table it’s too small so I want to get another porter cable but I’d prefer not to get another table is this possible or do I need another table?

And got the following answer:

Routers are no longer just handheld
tools. More and more woodworkers keep
one mounted in a table. That gives more
precise control over a variety of work, using
bits that otherwise would be too big to
use safely. A table allows the use of featherboards,
hold-downs, a miter gauge, and
other aids that won’t work with a handheld
router. With a table-mounted router,
you can create moldings on large or small
stock, make raised panels using large bits,
cut sliding dovetails, and much more.
Until recently, the best way to marry
router and table was with a router lift, an
expensive device that holds the router and
allows you to change bits and adjust cutting
height from above the table.
Now, a new generation of routers with
a specialized base threatens to make the
router lift obsolete. They promise the same
convenient above-the-table bit adjustment
without the expense of a separate lift.
After testing seven of these new routers,
looking mainly at how handy they are to
use, I found that at least one delivers fully
on the promise of convenience.

zippo asked What is a good kind of wood router to use?

I’m looking to purchase a router for my workshop. I won’t use it often but when I do use it I want good results. I’m also looking at purchasing a router table. Any suggestions from whet to buy or what not to buy are appreciated. Thanks in advance for your reply.

And got the following answer:

Don’t waste money on a average router. Go with a high quality, plunge router, with good horsepower. I also have a wood shop, and I started with a fixed base router, that limited me with alot of projects. The following is the router that I bought, and the one that I would recommend.

Porter-Cable
Model 895PK
Soft-starting, 12-amp motor featuring full-time electronic feedback (10,000 – 23,000 RPM)
Motor transitions quickly between fixed base (included), plunge base (included), and traditional spiral down bases (690 series)
Release the motor, adjust bit height, and clamp the motor from above the router table with Router Table Height Adjuster #75301 kit (included)
Dual-position on/off switch with automatic bit-changing lock-“off”
Macro-height lever for coarse adjustments and tool-less motor release
Fine depth settings to 1/128″ with micro-adjustment knob
Plunge base features thumb rotating stop turret, brass bushings, finger adjustable micro-depth stop, and through the base dust collection
Standard Equipment: Includes router motor #8902, base #8901, base #8931, 1/4″ collet #42999, 1/2″ collet #42950, collet wrench #42596, height adjuster #75301, two carrying cases and operating manual.

bettsjw asked What is the danger of using a router bit labled as ‘router table only’ in a hand-held router?

I need to use an oversized ogee bit in my router to cut a detail in a round piece of MDF. All of the bits that fit the profile say ‘router table only’. I believe that MDF is soft enough to keep me from being killed.

And got the following answer:

You should be ok as long as you don’t try to take all the material out in one pass. Make multiple passes taking out a little at a time.

The problem is if you try to force the bit at one pass, the router could get away from you.

Remember to wear safety glasses!