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This may seem like a silly question but i'm am new to routing and i am thinking of buying a router table I have looked at a lot of sites but can't seem to find the answer to my question which is can you mount a router on a table the wrong way round in other words my plunge router baseplate is semi-curcular with one flat side does this face the back of the table or the front or doesn't it matter i'm asking in case i buy a table where i have to drill the table insert and i don't want to do it wrong.
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It does not matter but:

Do what makes it easier to reach what you need to reach under the table for convenience.

For example, where is the on/off switch and do you want to reach around back to turn on and off the router, etc
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HI Cliff[

Mount it so all the controls are to the front or to say as many as you can, the power switch and the lock mechanism are the two items that you want up front for sure...it sounds like You have a DeWalt router, think hard about using a plunge router for your router table, it can be a challenge to adjust it without removing the springs in the plunge base..or maybe add a lift kit,,not a high end one but maybe one for 90.oo bucks,it will do the job just find, but you can buy a router combo for about the same price that come with a lift built in with a VS built in as well...


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This may seem like a silly question but i'm am new to routing and i am thinking of buying a router table I have looked at a lot of sites but can't seem to find the answer to my question which is can you mount a router on a table the wrong way round in other words my plunge router baseplate is semi-curcular with one flat side does this face the back of the table or the front or doesn't it matter i'm asking in case i buy a table where i have to drill the table insert and i don't want to do it wrong.
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Thanks for the swift replies at least i know now that it doesn't matter and i won't be concerned about drilling holes in the wrong place.
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Well just make sure the on/off and other controls can be reached easily.
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Cliff I purchased a remote on/off switch for mine (see site below) it's so convenient to have it attached to the side of the table near my right hand. See pics below. There are other switches I have now found out with larger off plates, good for safety and the next time I get one it will be that one.

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Cliff I purchased a remote on/off switch for mine (see site below) it's so convenient to have it attached to the side of the table near my right hand. See pics below. There are other switches I have now found out with larger off plates, good for safety and the next time I get one it will be that one.

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops..._switch_anchor
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I made my own, but I'm sure many have seen my posts on that or maybe visited my web page about my project.

But to the question of mounting Cliff...

I debated long and hard on that myself. I have two 1/4" thick aluminum plates slightly larger than nominal plate insets and was contemplating making my own plate from one of them. But either I got lazy or smart, I hope smart, and asked for a plate from Rockler.com for Christmas. I'm pretty happy I did.

Also I saw a video on YouTube from a guy that made his own plate from a 12" square piece of marble floor tile!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJFlgs2W9tM

(The part about the plate starts at about 6:28)

The Guys here, darn more experienced than me, do bring out up good points as to keeping the controls easily accessible.

Also, I considered buying a lift for mine. But it's of a size not made and I could not find adapters for it. I opted to use the fixed base that came with one of them. It has above table access for raising and lowering, locking the position and when raised completely even locking the shaft.

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Thanks to you all for the replies the idea of a remote on off switch is a good idea can you get a bracket of some sort that locks the switch on the router in the on position or do I have to resort to tape which doesn't seem like a good idea.
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Cliff I am not sure about the tape, do you have to hold your switch down like a drill switch? If that is the case it would be hard to run table mounted anyway. I may not be understanding your question, so if you could set a old man straight maybe I could have a better solution for you.

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Or just use a floor switch that you step on.

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