New old member
Renewing an interest in the Forum. Steve J in Portland, OR
Been routing since 1975, woodworking since 1964 (was really poor, couldn't afford a router until then...)
First Router: Sear 1/4: 1HP. A very poorly designed tool.
Current crop of routers:
PC-690 - 3
PC-890 - 1
PC Trim Router - 1
PC 100 - 1
Hitachi H12V - 3 (2 permanently installed in tables with lifts.
Router Tables on hand:
Shopsmith Overarm circa 1988
Oak Park Circa 1991
Woodpecker 27X44" with two router plate holes. 1 hole for Oak Park the other Woodpecker
Jointech Sawtrain with a cut-out for a Woodpecker plate
RBI-Hawk RouterShop Tilting-top router table
Incremental Positioners on hand:
Incra ORIGINAL manual positioner
Incra Ultra 31" (on Table Saw)
Incra LS 26"
Jointech 18" (on Table Saw)
Had Incra Pro, but sold it when I got the Ultra 31"
My opinion: 18" positioner is the best all around size for my needs, even on my table saw, if part of a Jointech Sawtrain
Most of my positioners are mounted on Sawtrain bridges and I have Sawtrain rails on my large router table. This is what I should have done 15 years ago!
Major Projects: Built-ins, furniture, entertainment centers, library centers, antique restorations, kitchen & bath cabinets, home remodeling, etc.
Outside Projects: pergolas, patios, potting benches, trellises, benches & gliders.
Turning: Bowls, trays, pens, ornaments, cups, salt-pepper shakers, etc.
Personal items: Jewelry boxes, clocks, desk sets, accessories, etc.