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Post Hello everyone... and perhaps some advice...

Hi, I am so glad I found this forum. It is packed with tons of useful info...

I am sort of a beginner woodworker and I am about to make my first table top router table to use wit my Dewalt 670 trim router but I am having second thoughts about using this particular router for a router table because the way that the fixed base is atached to the router body seems rather narrow to me.

Maybe i am being just way too cautious but I wanted to know if anyone has any experience with this router in this setting and if it is OK and safe to use under a table (I fear it would slip off its base and who knows what may happen....)

Any comments, suggestions and teachings will be greatly appreciated:

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Hi Walter - welcome to the forum!

Assume that you mean the trim router below (although you may have a different version relative to voltage offerings in your country - not sure)? Boy, that one is really meant for hand-held light use - I guess one could find a way to mount to a table but the low power and the small collet size would provide limited use IMO.

You may want to provide more information as to your needs for a router table, so others can respond w/ more specific suggestions - good luck! Dave

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Walter, look here for ideas: Trim Router Table - Rockler Woodworking Tools

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Hi Mike - I own that mini-router table, but have not even used it yet - YIKES!

It has a circular opening which is 5 3/4" in diameter; there is a clear insert w/ multiple holes drilled, so will likely fit a number of smaller routers; I'm planning to attach my P-C 310 trim router for a 'test drive' (not sure if the pre-drilled holes fit or it I'll need to make some new ones?) - but I'm sure that the DeWalt machine under discussion could be adapted - will be interested in the response from the OP - Dave


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Yes that's exactly the one I own. Thanks for your input, yes it probably is to underpowered even though I am not going into heavy duty work just yet, but you are right...mmm... my main concern is the fact that the ring that holds the base to the router is very slim and while on a router table being in an inverted position you see it makes me nervous...maybe it is time to look around for a better one

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Thanks Mike i just did look at the link. You see that is close to the kind of light work I am going into for now so I will take the main ideas of this design into consideration...

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Hi Mike - I own that mini-router table, but have not even used it yet - YIKES!

It has a circular opening which is 5 3/4" in diameter; there is a clear insert w/ multiple holes drilled, so will likely fit a number of smaller routers; I'm planning to attach my P-C 310 trim router for a 'test drive' (not sure if the pre-drilled holes fit or it I'll need to make some new ones?) - but I'm sure that the DeWalt machine under discussion could be adapted - will be interested in the response from the OP - Dave


Yes that Porter Cable router looks like everything is better fastened to everything else...we don't get Porter Cable down here, mostly Dewalt, Makita, Black and Decker and a few obscurely branded machines Like I said to Dave I will look around for options and post them for any oppinions and suggestions...

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