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I would like to build a router table, I don't know which table to use or if I should build on using a piece of countertop? Also I would like recommendation on which lift to use.

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I would like to build a router table, I don't know which table to use or if I should build on using a piece of countertop? Also I would like recommendation on which lift to use.

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I am new here too. I don't think a piece of countertop will work well. Formica counter tops are only around 3/4" thick. They are also not level. If you have a State Surplus resale in your state, find it and look for office desks, or lab desks. These are usually very well made, thick enogh, and fairly level. I found a nice table top with legs for like 5 bucks. Give it a try.
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I would like to build a router table, I don't know which table to use or if I should build on using a piece of countertop? Also I would like recommendation on which lift to use.

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Welcome to the forum SedcoKid.
Norm Abram's design for a table has found ahome in over 1,000 workshops. Includes plans and DVD. Here's how mine turned out.

Ultimate Router Table

The lift is from Woodpecker, the router a Porter-Cable 7518. Great combination, I use it almost daily.
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Welcome to the forum SedcoKid.
Norm Abram's design for a table has found ahome in over 1,000 workshops. Includes plans and DVD. Here's how mine turned out.

Ultimate Router Table

The lift is from Woodpecker, the router a Porter-Cable 7518. Great combination, I use it almost daily.
That is a great link. Thanks
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Norm Abrams design has been the foundation of many others. Also, take a look at the photos of some of the members' tables:

http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...our-table.html

and read some of the discussions in the Table-mounted Routing section.

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