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I would like to use my router in a router table. I see a problem with the on off switch (there is no locking device on the switch. Is there a solution to this problem

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My table has an outlet & switch built in. Shouldn't be to hard to add to a table. Just add an outlet box and the type switch that is half outlet & half switch. Don't know the actual name but they are on the electrical aisle at HD or Lowes.
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My table has an outlet & switch built in. Shouldn't be to hard to add to a table. Just add an outlet box and the type switch that is half outlet & half switch. Don't know the actual name but they are on the electrical aisle at HD or Lowes.
As Gary said, an out let box should work. Mine is wired so that my over head light, the shop vac and the router all come on when I flip the switch on a box that is plugged into the wall. I hope this makes sense.
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Buy a NVR switch, The kind with square red and green buttons like this.



Build it into a plastic electrical box.


Cut the plug off the router and connect it to the switch.
Use a zip strap around the router handle to hold the switch in.
connect the switch to the wall power supply through another plug.
Then youre as safe as safe can be.

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Welcome to the forum Kevin. According to the description you gave I think we are all assuming that your router has a trigger type switch so you'll have to strap it or tape it like Bob suggests. Once you do that you'll have to insure that you can not accidentally turn the switch on by bumping into it or any other means. To do so while changing bits would involve a loss of some finger mass. So use a switch that eliminates any possibility of that.

I've used a foot switch with mine at times, it's much more convenient that trying to fish where you can't see for the routers own switch but I've found that I have to place it where I have to reach for it so I don't step on it accidentally. When changing bits in that instance you should unplug the router. I also find the foot switch even more handy on my drill press where it's located at the moment.

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I have the NVR switch box on the front of my home made table.

Its in such a position that if I want to I can turn it off merely by leaning my leg against it. So in an extreme worst case scenario even if both hands were involved with damage limitation I can still turn it off.
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