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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2015, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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I have a Bosch RA1171 router table and have been using it for moldings and cabinet doors. (stiles and rails)
Now I need to route a 1/2 slot in a piece of 6 in wide plywood. The fence doesn't go back enough to put the slot in the middle of the piece. Is this table too small to handle wider stock? Should I remove the fence and clamp a straight edge to the back of the box? There's just enough room to do this.
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I have a Bosch RA1171 router table and have been using it for moldings and cabinet doors. (stiles and rails)
Now I need to route a 1/2 slot in a piece of 6 in wide plywood. The fence doesn't go back enough to put the slot in the middle of the piece. Is this table too small to handle wider stock? Should I remove the fence and clamp a straight edge to the back of the box? There's just enough room to do this.
Yes, just clamp a straightedge where ever you can. Is your table longer than it is wide? You may be able to clamp a straightedge (or your fence) across one end of your table and move the work 90 degrees to its normal feed direction.

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Thanks for the quick reply.
That is a great idea, take the fence off and clamp a straightedge, front to back. I'll give that a try tomorrow.
Thanks again
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If the slot in the work is blind, I'd do it with the hand router and maybe an edge guide.
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Im with Pat on this...hand route with an edge guide/straight edge...

If you clamp a fence on the table make sure the clamps are on square and tight so they dont loosen with the vibrations...

If youre clamping a piece of wood for a fence, use a piece that is not too tall...wider is better than taller...for example, 2x4 laid on its 4 side...

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Wayne, you can build this simple but highly effective fence with dust collection. C clamps are best but F clamps will work. Do not use quick grip style clamps because they do not have enough holding power.
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Sorry I don't have any advice , but welcome to the forum Wayne

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Mike, I think that if you stick some fine sandpaper on the bottom of your fence, the friction between it and the table will be enough so that a quick (F) clamp will work fine. Well ... actually I know it. I've been doing that with a similar, homebuilt fence for a few years. It's so easy and flexible that I don't know where the original fence is - don't recall the last time I used it.
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Welcome to the forum Bill.

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