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Hello all! I am wanting to attached a router table to my exsisting home made workbench on one end. Does anyone have any advise on buying or making one? My bench is 30" wide and I was thinking about mounting it on one side and using the cab below to use for dust removal. Thanks for any help!!!!
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Hi Tim

You may want to just mount the router to one end of your work bench, on a router (9" x 12" ) mounting plate,then you will have the both of the best worlds...and you will save the footprint...(shop space) all it takes is a pocket hole to Mount your router in place..you can make a easy fence to go with it .the fence doesn't need to parallel to the bench so many forget that point about a router table.. a dust pickup tube and you have it done.





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Thanks bobj3. I am concerned that my top is 3/4 Ply and is about 10 years old. Would a formica top from maybe lowes work?
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HI Tim

You bet ,it will spread the load out and will make it nice a clean and smooth




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Thanks again! How much overhand is required for the fence and how should I go about setting it up (the track and fence grooves)
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HI Tim

I'm not a big fan of the tracks.. I like to use the swing fence type,,one bolt and you can swing it right out of the way to pop the router out or just to change the bit out all from the top side of the table top..

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Thanks Bob. That will get me started. I appreciate the help!!

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OK Bob, the table is a pre-fab bathroom countertop. Looks good. What do you suggest for the router plate?
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HI Tim

I would suggest the one below, but I would also suggest one more board under the " pre-fab bathroom counter top. " just to add some more mass to the counter top,just cut out a hole in it and glue it in place....3/4" plywood or some MDF..

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Gathion, are you trying to make it cantilevered (it's a separate table and it hangs over the original table and is held with clamps or something) or are do you want to cut a hole in the original table and beef it up with a layer of countertop material?
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