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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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A couple of years ago I inherited this router table.

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As you can see the table is fully adjustable up and down by turning the crank, and the rear can fold down to make a flat table. I also have side tables, not shown, that extend left and right to hold longer work etc.

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The attached 1/2" Hitachi router came along with it, as did a speed control, and all work well. The fitted bit is a new Freud 1/2" dovetail bit.

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The only fence/guard I got with it is this. Not sure how useful it is?

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Now I have some router usage in my workshop self trained manner, and have made some jigs for plunge routing etc, but am now just getting into making things with more than butt joints and brad nails and screws

I have used standard router tables and get the idea, and have my eyes on a Kreg table, but I'd like to know if this is useful, how to use it correctly given the vertical position as shown is counter intuitive to using a standard fence.

I am wondering if this is for some different purpose than a standard table?

Anyway, advice, thoughts, wisdom etc all gratefully received.

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Interesting piece Nigel.

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I've seen it before but the person who knows the most about it is away with medical issues. I used a home made set up like it to make picture frames. You can run your board under the it which leaves a flat side on the table no matter what you rout on the top. Keep in mind that feed direction is the other way when underneath.

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The fence/guard appears to fit on the slots in the vertical portion of the table, most likely to help protect one's fingers. Seems like it would attach using bolts and knobs or wing nuts.

This may be the current version of what you have The-Hawk-RouterSHOP The current manual may be enough to start you in the right direction.

Also, here on Router Forums, this article may be beneficial http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...-rbi-mcls.html Again, looks to be a newer version but may set you on a good course.

If you get overly frustrated, i'd be happy to experiment with it for a while to figure out how to make it work and then teach you. Shouldn't take me more than 10 years or so!! Just kidding...but it is a cool looking piece of equipment. Good luck.
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That is really cool.
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