How to's — Router Tables

Adding a Soft Closing Feature to Your Router Table Top

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DIY Inexpensive Router Lift American Woodworkers shared some plans a while back on how to make your own router lift for your router table. The plans they shared were great and the router lift worked out perfect. But early on in our use of the new lift, we realized that there is a potential hazard of having the top of the router table tip and slam down on you while you're changing the router bit, cleaning up sawdust, making adjustments, etc. Router Lift Missing One Critical Element To solve this problem, another subscriber suggested an inexpensive way to prop up...

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17 Woodworking Router Tips to Make Your Projects Easier

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There are some jobs that all of us dread because they are just plain difficult. Other jobs require a tool that you haven't invested in yet. Luckily, there are millions of other woodworking professionals and enthusiasts out there finding ways to make projects easier. At Woodshopbits, we love finding these helpful tips and sharing them with you. Today, we found these 17 router tips from American Woodworker.com. If you're like us, at least one of these tricks will have you saying, "ahhh, that's a great idea." Router Tip #1: Don't have a planer or your project uses a wide board...

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Fold Away, Bench Top and Floor Router Table Ideas

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DIY Router Tables Router tables provide a great way for woodworking enthusiasts to convert a potable router into an invaluable custom woodworking tool. You can do some awesome projects by mounting a portable router to a table and making it a stable and more permanent woodworking tool. Depending on the size of your router and the workspace you have available to you there are several options when choosing a router table. There are portable options as well as floor tables that will provide a more stationary function. Take into consideration type of projects you do and which size table will...

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Router Table Extension

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Why do most table saws have an extensions on them but you very  seldom see an extension of a router table or shaper cutter? A small  table top on a router table makes it very difficult to manage a larger or  longer workpiece often making it unsafe as well.  Router table tops  need to be large enough to support your work.  This is the same  reason extensions are added to table saws.  If you are building your  own router table, don't settle for the normal sized table.  Add an extension similar to the router table in the picture or design...

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