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I'm thinking of mounting my router in by workbench instead of having a separate router table. I have limited space and I think the workbench would be a much more sturdy table. Is this a good idea?
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Several people do it that way. I have used a workmate style of bench to hold my basic table.
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actually this makes a lot of sense if you are pushed for space as I am, the problem is that you need to be ultra tidy, because it becomes an issue if you need to find somewhere to store all of the stuff that manages to find its way on to the benchtop.
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lol....i need a benchtop to store all the crap on my benchtop. I'd like to build a combo extension table for the table saw and reserve an end for the router. I'm tight on space too. Add a few shelves below and gain some storage too.
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Greetings and welcome to the router forum. We are pleased you have chosen to join with us. Some will use a mobil router table as a work bench and a run out table for their TS.

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lol....i need a benchtop to store all the crap on my benchtop. I'd like to build a combo extension table for the table saw and reserve an end for the router. I'm tight on space too. Add a few shelves below and gain some storage too.
Live in a house where one person has pack rat genes coming down from all parents and grandparents and the other has it coming down from one parent and grandparent and you will be in a house that never comes close to having enough storage. split level house, 1056 sq ft per level plus a 19.5 x 24 garage and the majority of it is used for storage. Am really hoping to be able to add a large metal building/work shop to the land when we move and put a lot of things out on racks in there.
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I'm thinking of mounting my router in by workbench instead of having a separate router table. I have limited space and I think the workbench would be a much more sturdy table. Is this a good idea?
See page 30 of this issue of shop notes
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