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Looking for a table to use w/freud router will be getting on Tuesday. In my research, found a horizontal router table at MLCS that looked interesting, especially from a safety standpoint. Does anyone have experience with it?

I am just really getting started in woodworking, most of my experience is with remodeling in my house, and reading. Have completed some refinishing and repairs, basically enought to know how little I really know.

Thanks in advance,

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HI Jay

You will see some user of the router table have a very tall fence,it's always tricky to run the stock on it's edge by the router bit ,the horizontal router table makes that job easy and safe..not to say anything how easy it is to make molding,picture frame stock,door panels,etc. on the horz.table

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Looking for a table to use w/freud router will be getting on Tuesday. In my research, found a horizontal router table at MLCS that looked interesting, especially from a safety standpoint. Does anyone have experience with it?

I am just really getting started in woodworking, most of my experience is with remodeling in my house, and reading. Have completed some refinishing and repairs, basically enought to know how little I really know.

Thanks in advance,

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Looking for a table to use w/freud router will be getting on Tuesday. In my research, found a horizontal router table at MLCS that looked interesting, especially from a safety standpoint. Does anyone have experience with it?

I am just really getting started in woodworking, most of my experience is with remodeling in my house, and reading. Have completed some refinishing and repairs, basically enought to know how little I really know.

Thanks in advance,

Jay
Hi Jay,
Welcome the forum!
I thought about that horizontal router table as well, but remember this, the majority of people use a more standard router table. Tips and tricks are more readily available for this type. Aside for the few demos, you'll have to think a little differently when setting it up and using it.
In the future there "may" be one for me.
For now I'll use the one I built here.
Don't ignore the simple one offered by Oak Park!
While I don't own one, I consider it's design very simple and logical and if I had a location for one, I would have got it myself.

Above all, take your time and think things out in the use of a router. Read, read and read some more! Accidents do happen, but more often than not, it's because of something that if someone thought twice about it before hand, it probably would not happened.

Ask questions, there are one heck of a lot of experienced people in here and they will help!

I know, they are helping me!

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Greetings Jay and welcome to the forum. There are lots of router tables out there, the trick sometimes is to get the one for your purposes and feel. I built my own and you can see it in my Gallery. I sure do not recommend that to you, as a matter of fact I might not recommend it to me since getting on this forum. Every one needs to start somewhere however so making your own and then finding out that is not what you wanted is much cheaper then investing in something and then later find out that is not what you wanted.

I have found that this woodworking business is expensive enouth with out chasing technology or needing to have the "best". A while back a fella posted a basic clamp to two sawhorses table he was using and it was great worked like he wanted. Mine has the cabinets and top not because I could make them but because I had them on hand and stuck it all together and so far it's worked but sometime down the line I may need to change things and I don't have but about 125.00 or less in mine and can use all the parts somewhere else.

I recommend looking around a lot and thinking about what you want to do then begin to ask questions that fit YOU. Look forward to seeing how you progress.

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