Router table

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Project by trasner posted 11-16-2010 06:42 PM 2937 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my router table (and fence). It is not too fancy but very functional. I purchased an Incra Mast-R-lift (I liked it better than Jessem version because it came with 5 magnetic inserts instead of 1 phenolic insert). It fits the Porter-Cable 7518 perfectly. I used my table saw extension table to cut the hole with a rabbet edge to fit the baseplate. Used my table saw fence to attach the home made router fence. My table now serves as a table saw and router table. Very good space saver. My wife doesn’t complain because she can still park in the garage. Thanks for looking.

-- Todd

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#1 posted 11-16-2010 06:53 PM

Nice work! Looks great and effective no doubt!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 07:02 PM

very nice work,,can I have it?

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 11-16-2010 07:05 PM

She’s a beauty !

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 11-16-2010 08:03 PM

Nice work! I like how your fence is now doing double duty. Looking forward to seeing what you create with this new setup.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 11-16-2010 10:52 PM

I like it! That router lift just makes me drool. It’s so rewarding when you can save space and still accomplish all of your woodworking tasks. Very nice job all around.

-- Doug

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#6 posted 11-17-2010 03:57 AM

Great idea using your fence as a backing for the router fence.

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

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#7 posted 11-17-2010 04:11 AM

Nice Job!! Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 11-17-2010 04:28 AM

Great job.
What is the table made out of?

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#9 posted 11-17-2010 06:49 AM

The table iis the standard 36 inch extension table for a Sawstop table saw. It is made from MDF with a thin laminate top. The lift is very impressive looking with its gold and red anodized alluminum. It is a shame it is under the table where it can’t be admired. However woodworkers will know : )

-- Todd

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#10 posted 05-15-2011 05:31 PM

I’ve been thinking about doing the same to my Jet Table Extension. The major concern I had was if the extension would deflect under the weight of the router and lift. I would be greatly interested to know if/how you worked that out. Thanks for the post!

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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