That's fine but make it easy to pull the plug b/4 you work on the router in any way,, bit change.etc. you don't want it to power up ...the easy way for me I put in a switch in with a outlet in the same box, I always pull the plug when changing anything on the router, it's habit you must get in..I know it sounds like over kill but things just happen so quick ..
Ok Bob, I get what you are saying here. But I have to admit that I hate the idea of pulling the plug on an electrical device in a high dust environment. Even with pulling the dust with a fence mounted collection there will still be a ton of dust in the cabinet area. Have you ever heard of a problem with fires or anything if the plug creates a spark in the area?
What I was thinking about was a two switch system with one being inside the cabinet like you say with an outlet and switch in a single box, and a second switch on the outside of the bench on the other side and outside of the cabinet.
So during use the inside switch is on and I can turn the unit on and off with the outside switch. Then when doing bit changes and other work with the router the outside and inside switch are turned off. This would require both switches to be turned on by accident to power up the router.
I had also been thinking about putting the outside switch behind the cabinet door so it could not be accidentally turned on. But with what I have read in this thread I might be using the router with the door open and only have it closed when not using the router.
I guess what would really be cool would be finding a safety interlock that could be incorporated into a cabinet door. As long as I was able to provide good air flow for the router I could use it with the door closed and when open the interlock could make sure power could not be applied to the router.
Yeah I know.... KISS... Most of my great and expensive ideas normally never come to pass and I will probably just put the plug close to the front of the cabinet and switch the entire outlet. That way I can unplug fast and change my bits.
I might even make it easier and just drill a hole in the cabinet and run the cord outside to a switched outlet. That way I could kill power to the outlet, unplug and not worry about it being in a dusty environment.
If I can find a switched outlet that will switch both of the plug-ins I can use the same switch to turn on the shop vac at the same time as the router.
Not that I am lazy or anything...
ok... Enough hanging out here on Router forum... Time to go Christmas shopping.