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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-25-2008, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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My router adjustment guage broke so I borrowed a router from my neighbor.
It would not turn on.
Even though I didn't have a good router, I decided it was time for a router table. I bought one at one of the big home supply stores for $80. Took 2 hours to put it together and mount my non-adjusting router to it. Then I found that the 'fence' was not square. Took it back.
I have an old woodwork book with plans on how-to-build a router table.
I've finished the bench almost finished the fence. I'm up the the part where it tells me I need to route the miter and fence adjustment grooves. Now I should buy a router to finish my router table that needs a router anyway.
And that is my wood working story.
Just a bit more....there are bench mount and cabinett router tables.
I am going to look for just the table and fence that I can buy instead of building it. So I can just mount it to the bench I now have....
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Lea, Oak Park has a very popular table top and mounting plate for a reasonable price. Another nice feature of this set up is the fact that plates are available for many brands and models. You can visit the store by going to the upper right hand corner of any page and clicking the selected stores button. So far Oak Park is the only store sponsoring this site. Hopefully in the future other vendors will realise the value of promoting all types of woodworking as they do.

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Lea,

You do understand a fence does not need to be 'square' to a router?
I found that statement hard to believe until I saw Bob and Rick's Router Workshop on PBS!! A clamp on fence provides support as stock is pushed past the router bit.
After building a portable router table, I rather like no slots or anything in the top.

If you have not viewed a Router Workshop episode, it is an eye opener!

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