Took the new router table top for a spin.
Last night I needed to make 1/2" dado cuts in three pieces of melamine coated shelving material. Two of the pieces were 26" x 36" and one was 16 1/2" x 36". Since it is so much easier and quicker to stick a 1/2" bit in the router than it is to set up the dado set in the table saw, I opted to try out the new router table, even though only the top is finished. Since the dadoes were across the narrow dimension and were about 12" from one end, I had to set my fence up to the left of the router table. That meant feeding the stock from the back of the saw table to the front. The dadoes ended up perfect and having the huge table to hold the 3/4" melamine, which is pretty hefty, made it a snap.
The only downside is not having the start/stop switch on the backside of the table. I haven't quite worked out how to solve this one. For operations that will allow the fence to be to the right of the router (as I'm facing the table saw) this won't be a problem as the switch will be easily accessible.
Any bright ideas?