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There have been a few people asking for plans to build a router table lately. Well, HERE is one for you. It's a free,27 page PDF plan with pictures, hardware and cut list from Popular Woodworking.

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Nice plans. That's a novel way of making the legs. Looks pretty sturdy.

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I posted that plan 2 weeks ago, along with a few others: Router table plans and builds LINK
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I posted that plan 2 weeks ago, along with a few others: Router table plans and builds LINK
Thanks, Paulo. Sorry, I must have missed that one. I guess it won't hurt to have it posted again.

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Thanks, Paulo. Sorry, I must have missed that one. I guess it won't hurt to have it posted again.
Not at all.

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Those loose gloves they are using while cutting with the joiner and table saw are sketchy lol.
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Hmm, I've been looking to build a new table. I have a question about this design: What are the tradeoffs to mounting the router in the cabinet as opposed to mounting it on the insert? I like the idea of being able to lift the table top to get at the router unhindered. Also my DW625 is a bit height challenged when mounted to the insert in that when properly inserted some bits cannot be raised high enough without a collet extender, which I really would rather not use if at all possible. I am assuming I could removed the plunger and get some of this distance back. So what is the verdict; is there a downside to mounting the router inside the cabinet like this?

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If you were to build a lift like this you would have to modify the shape of the "router carriage". On pages 19-21 of the PDF (actually #s 18-20 on the bottom of the pages), you will notice it is round and notched for a Porter Cable motor:
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Paulo,

You are right about that...the DW625 is more rectangular than circular. It would be an interesting challenge to create the router carriage with the right profile. Still, assuming a snug carriage can be made I am wondering if this is a good design? My intuition seems to be warning me that a router that is not mounted to the surface against which the wood moves may be problematic. It may just be fear of trying something different or maybe there is something to it? I would like to hear from anyone who has tried this approach. Does it work well?

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