Best method to limit table opening side w/o a router plate in the table?
I am thinking of making a new router table (hinged table top) and am thinking that to avoid the cost and potential catch points of having a plate in the top of the table as well as reducing rings, that I will mount the lift mechanism to the bottom of the table. However, this is where the question comes in... are there available ring systems which I can mount in the top of the table to reduce the opening size in the table when using a smaller bit (without having a plate mounted in the table)?
Also, what are the pro's and con's of doing what I am thinking about doing?
Thanks for your help.