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05-11-2020 04:04 AM
destino Herb. I've just been to the shed to have a look at my table and my compliments go out to you. That's a substantial piece of metal you cut out of the table.

04-08-2019 09:18 AM
harrysin I haven't seen this thread before, it was soon after I spent four weeks in hospital and was absent from the forum for quite a while. I'm sure that most members are familiar with my foot operated router lift but here it is again in case anyone missed it.
04-08-2019 09:10 AM
harrysin This was posted in error, the following one was meant to be posted.
04-07-2019 11:52 PM
JFPNCM Amazing piece, well done.
04-07-2019 08:52 PM
DesertRatTom I'm VERY happy with my Triton in a Rockler table, using a Woodpecker mounting plate. Works beautifully. Have a Rockler fence that works well too. Has sawdust extraction just behind the bit. I had the Rockler mount for my 1617, but it kept slipping. I guess Herb tightened it up. The Rockler plate is a little smaller than standard, so I had to rout out the opening for the Woodpecker. I like the the thicker Woodpecker plate and the twist-lock changable inserts (I just got the insert kit with all sizes. Not sure I would benefit from an iron top.
04-07-2019 05:51 PM
Herb Stoops
Originally Posted by guitarmaker View Post
Thanks for this Herb. How many cut-off wheels did it take to do this?
Sorry I did not catch this post earlier, the answer to your question is I used around 10 cut-off discs to cut out the top.

If a person attempts this like I did, a metal straight edge is essential to keep the dremel cutting in a straight line. It will try to climb out of the cut and wander off. I tried a pneumatic cut-off wheel, but ny compressor could not keep up. Also tried a metal cutting blade in a jigsaw but I couldn't keep it perpendicular to the face and in a straight line. The fastest way turned out to be the Dremel.

10-01-2017 10:27 AM
guitarmaker Herb-
Can you say more about using the cut-off wheels? I'm surprised you were able to cut a cast iron table with them, not surprised that YOU could do it but I wouldn't have attempted it myself...
09-30-2017 06:18 PM
guitarmaker Thanks for this Herb. How many cut-off wheels did it take to do this?
04-07-2016 03:16 PM
Herb Stoops
Originally Posted by Mr sawdust View Post
I also have a MLCS router table. I am very disappointed with the fence.
Do you have any ideas for changing the fence? You were creative with the lift so I thought I would ask. The sliding table was a good idea but I need a 3/4 channel. I don't think I researched enough before spending my hard earned money.
Lenard, If you are going to keep the fence you have, you will have to tie together the LH and RH sides someway. Either with a piece of plywood like I did, or with a piece of metal like an extrusion and put a wooden sliding face on it. Maybe you could even use a piece of plywood in place of the metal faces now, and then attach the aluminum fence pieces you have to the face of the wood so that they can slide.

Or you can just buy a nice factory made fence. You can go Incre, Rockler , Kreg, Infinity,Eagle American, Ebay even has some nice ones. It will take a little figuring out how to mount an aftermarket fence, but it can be done.


The MLCS X-1 is identical to the Eagle American that I bought.
04-06-2016 06:07 PM
Originally Posted by Stick486 View Post
left blade for left handers or those in their right minds...
and right blade for right handers or those that are out in left field....
Nice baseball analogy.
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