Homemade tools and jigs #1: Benchtop router table

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Blog entry by Bernard38 posted 10-16-2015 12:59 AM 1637 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided to build a router table with a lift, keep it simple and cheap! The lift is based on jay's custom creations lever router lift. I customized it for my needs. It’s made from workshop scraps and used parts. The acrylic is from a sign company’s dumpster and the only bought items were a couple of hose clamps. The router is one of my pc690’s. The acrylic top 3/8”x 12” x 24” with a 1 1/4” bit hole is interchangeable (threaded inserts) with another top with a 1 7/8” hole. This table is ideal for small work, the maximum size wood is about 6” x 24”, it’s simple to clamp on a fence.



3 Using a switched outlet & extension cord

4 The top flips up for bit changes

5 removable dust chute & access to router

6 the blue lever arm raises the router (with Eliminator chuck) that slides on hdpe rails



9 standard pc 1/4” collet

10 rear vacuum hose port

This unit has a few more features including, the router is easily removed, no bottom of router chamber, clamp the base to bench and a couple small clamps secure the flip-top down and more to come.

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