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Hello everyone, just purchased the Rockwell router at a bargain, brand new. Now what do I do? I have been searching for a router table for this router but the ones I have seen never do mention mounting holes for the Rockwell, what do I do? I thought about building my own, oops, would not know where to start, as I said, my first router ever, very very little wood experience, never with any type with detailed precision. Can someone direct me to a good starting table? I am on a budget so, I need something that I can start with, making errors, etc. Once I get good enough, then I would probably upgrade, until then I would like to start with a beginners unit.
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Hello and welcome "Brand Spanking New".

I am sure that others will give you good advise here on this forum.

I just wanted to say hello.

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My first router table was just a piece of plywood 2' square with the router mounted directly in the middle with a fence made from plywood scraps clamped down. When I needed to use it I would set the top on saw horse and work away. If you take the plate off of the bottom of your router you can use that for a template to mark where the holes are in the actual base and then attach your router to the plywood directly.

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Hello everyone, just purchased the Rockwell router at a bargain, brand new. Now what do I do? I have been searching for a router table for this router but the ones I have seen never do mention mounting holes for the Rockwell, what do I do? I thought about building my own, oops, would not know where to start, as I said, my first router ever, very very little wood experience, never with any type with detailed precision. Can someone direct me to a good starting table? I am on a budget so, I need something that I can start with, making errors, etc. Once I get good enough, then I would probably upgrade, until then I would like to start with a beginners unit.
Welcome to the forum; there are many here who can assist you getting what you want to do with a router. Like Chris this was my first router table some 40 years ago. Just a reminder; there is more that can be achieved when the router is held in the plunge mode, check out the material below.
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