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Hi. I have a Bosch router and I'm very new to routing. I'd like to build a router table but my router has a safety switch you have to press to turn it on and you have to hold the on button to keep it on.
Is it possible to use this router with a router table? How? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The router is a Bosch POF 1400 ACE.
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Welcome Ferro. You can lock it on but then you must have an additional switch for it that is easily accessible. It could be a foot switch or one mounted to the table. Grizzly sells some that could be attached to the table that would be suitable and they aren't that expensive.
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Hi. I have a Bosch router and I'm very new to routing. I'd like to build a router table but my router has a safety switch you have to press to turn it on and you have to hold the on button to keep it on.

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That doesn't sound right to me. Isn't it just a ON/OFF switch that you turn on, do your routing, then turn it off?

Sorry. I am not familiar with that model of router.

I use the router switch Rockler sells. I have three of them.
Easy to Find Safety Power Tool Switch | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
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I use the variable speed with an on/off switch on my router tables and leave the router turned on and plugged into them.
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I read the manual and it doesn't say anything about being mounted under a table.
The questions is...can the button be locked in the ON position so you can take your hand off of it?

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I have PC router and I turn the switch on and leave it on. I then run the routers cord to a plug in with a house hold on and off switch right beside it. This is hard for me to explain but there are two plugs that have to be plugged in to start the router running plus the on and off switch. Having two plugs that need to be plugged in is a great safety device. If you would like a picture I will post one tomorrow. Just post that you would like one.

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The POF 1400 ACE can not be locked on the red button has to be pudhed to be able to press the switch. Your best bet is to use a zip tie on the switch and a Safety switch on the table like Mt Stringer has mentioned

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Welcome Ferro. You can lock it on but then you must have an additional switch for it that is easily accessible. It could be a foot switch or one mounted to the table. Grizzly sells some that could be attached to the table that would be suitable and they aren't that expensive.
No you can't lock it, that's what it said in the original post.
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A number of power tools have "press and hold switches" and the easiest was to circumvent this is how Triton recommend for their saw when table mounted and in fact supply the Velcro strap as shown with the blue text. There must of course be an external switch, floor or table mounted. Do please remember to ALWAYS unplug the router before adjusting or changing the bit.
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