Router Table with Incra componets and 6in Dust Collection

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Blog entry by Bridger posted 02-12-2014 03:16 AM 2025 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Since I relied on many pictures when I was designing my router table I thought I would share some of what I came up with. I used: Incra Maste-R-Lift II, Incra LS17 Positioner Super Fence, PC 7518 Router, Kreg paddle switch and a iGauging 6” DRO

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Though I found many pictures of tables with Incra lift systems, I never found one that showed how to attach a iGauging DRO (digital readout) to the lift. Also I never saw any satisfactory locations for the DRO display. I settled on mounting to a hinge to be flipped down underneath when not in use.

One thing that does make my table different is the way I did the dust collection. I read plenty addressing starving the router motor for air, heat buildup and drilling holes in the router housing door. I did not want to open the door every time I needed to adjust the router speed. I also did not like the idea of all that dust swirling around the motor intake. So I incorporated a baffle to separate the router motor air intake from the dust collection area. I also did not use a Y connector for the router fence, mostly to save on space behind the router so I can keep it close to the wall most of the time. It also helps with the circular air flow in the cabinet to keep corners cleaned out.

The other thing that is different is the lack of overhang on the sides and back. There will be 1/4” edge banding, but the table is designed to butt up against other rolling cabinets and lock together with roto panel locks. This will allow sharing of flat surface with adjacent work stations. I will not be doing a miter slot, there will be a t-slot parrallel to the fence for feather boards, or maybe one each side to secure a fence going the other direction.This is a work in progress, which means now that it is functional, I will probably wait another 5 years to do drawers and trim while I work on more urgent projects.

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#1 posted 02-12-2014 11:56 AM

A mighty fine build. Lotsa gr8 features and dust collection is a must. Nice setup

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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