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I am a newbie router guy. I like good quality tools so purchased a Porter Cable router about a year ago and just splurged on a steel Bench Dog table top. I would like to build a stand/cabinet to support it. Any plans worth considering?
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I'd adapt Norm's (New Yankee) plans for 3" thick walls of granite.

Seriously, a lot of bases I see are take-offs on the basic design Norm used originally, and then subsequently improved. How fancy you get depends on how you want to handle dust collection, storage, mobility, etc. The only difference for you will be it needs to be sturdy enough to support the 100# table top, plus router and lift (if you bought one).

FWIW, I bought the BenchDog Pro lift (for the PC 7518) and love it.

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Thanks Ralph. I'll check it out.
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2 x 2 legs, 6 beams under the top to flatten & stress the thin MDF (5/8).
Motor direct mount, no metal/plastic inserts. Quite contrarian.
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Hi

Can't wait until you find out how much more you can do with your router table once it has the inserts in place...


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A bathroom cabinet on sale from HD or Lowes. One from a local Habitat store. A cabinet you tear out and replace with something new. Anything will work.

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In my uploads are several pictures of two router tables that I and a friend built. The blue one is a Benchdog cast iron top and the bases are adaptations of the New Yankee Workshop (Norm Abram's) destign. The bases are made from 3/4" MDF and are very heavy even without the CI top. The Benchdog top with a ProLift and PC7518 router makes a very heavy duty arrangement.
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Gary, these look great. The table on left in photo showing 2 tables looks perfect for Bench Dog cast iron topp. At the recommendation of another "poster" I purchased Norms plans. I assume your table is an adaptation of those plans. Any specific changes from the plans that you would recommend? Where did you get wheels and on/off switch? Your photos and responses to above will be very helpful. Thanks!
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