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here is a quick question....Last year I built a router table...actually just the top, fence, router insert , but it only has a temporary base structure under it. I have used it on top of another table..I was thinking of perminatly mounting into a counter top type table and adding storage underneath. If I did that, it would be boxed in along a wall...so what might be a decent amount of space left and right of center....or should I make a self contained cabinet on wheels?
I just measured the space I have for that router table if I mount it...the existing router table top is 42" and I have 8 feet space to work in, so that would give me 4' on either side of center....is that enough room?
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Hi Andy

I would suggest you build a cabinet and put wheels on it...in that way you can get the back side on the table top or you can run long stock any time you need to by just pulling out from the wall..
You may say why would I want to the back side of the cabinet,,sometimes you may want to use wide stock and if you flip the fence around or just remove the fence you have a bigger foot print for the stock to rest on..
and if need to use the top for free hand work for bigger/wider stock you have the room to do so easy..without it hitting the wall..


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here is a quick question....Last year I built a router table...actually just the top, fence, router insert , but it only has a temporary base structure under it. I have used it on top of another table..I was thinking of perminatly mounting into a counter top type table and adding storage underneath. If I did that, it would be boxed in along a wall...so what might be a decent amount of space left and right of center....or should I make a self contained cabinet on wheels?
I just measured the space I have for that router table if I mount it...the existing router table top is 42" and I have 8 feet space to work in, so that would give me 4' on either side of center....is that enough room?
Andy



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