Router Storage

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Project by PlanBWoodworks posted 02-17-2017 02:54 AM 1550 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In continuing my shop organization theme, I wanted to centralize all of my router stuff in one area. This cabinet, made from scraps, includes a drawer for edge guides and wrenches. It also includes router bit storage with room for growth.

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#1 posted 02-17-2017 01:37 PM

Nice storage box.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 02-17-2017 01:45 PM

Well done !!!

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#3 posted 02-17-2017 07:40 PM

This is some great storage for the shop and it will make your router and accessories more available and efficient.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 02-18-2017 12:46 AM

I appreciate the views. I like giving things a permanent home. Using scraps to build shop organization stuff also cuts down on clutter.

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#5 posted 02-18-2017 02:37 AM

Any chance you can describe to a newbie the two different routers you have? Do they perform the same function? And how about the other circular DeWalt thing to the right of the big yellow one? Routers are a puzzling tool to watch in use (not being an owner of one.. yet). Thanks (in advance!)

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#6 posted 02-18-2017 02:56 AM

Daniel – first, I am honored! I consider myself a newbie. Secondly, the router on the top left is a trim router. It was my first, just a cheapo from Harbor Freight. That being said, it is perfectly adequate for applying profiles to the edges of projects.

Basically, and I am sorry if I am dumbing this down too much, a router is a high speed motor. You insert a router bit that cuts a shape into the wood that is run past it.

The Dewalt router (and the separate ring or base) are part of a combo kit (DW618PK). The router motor can be removed from one base and put in the other. In the pictures, the the router motor is in the plunge base. Basically, by manipulating a lever, you can control the depth of cut made by the router bit. This is especially useful when making things like mortises.

The base on the right, is a fixed base. It is not nearly as adjustable, but can be very useful for mounting is a router table. A router table allows you to run your workpiece past the bits as opposed to running the bit over your workpiece.

The difference between the smaller router and the Dewalt router is simply size and power. The larger router is 2 1/4 horsepower, and can make deeper cuts in harder woods. It is obviously heavier. The trim router is lighter and easier to handle.

Again, I truly hope that I didn’t go too beginner in my description. Feel free to let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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