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Unhappy building very simple router table for Ryobi Plunge

I am totally inexperienced in using my Ryobi plunge router,RE180PL1, which is too difficult to control, so I need to build a very basic router table. Nothing fancy.Can anyone help with a very simple router table plan? Please.
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Welcome.
First you need to think about what it is you are having trouble doing with the router hand-held, you might be able to improve your methods and still do it hand-held, or build a table.
A basic table would look something like the picture 1, but you could go even more basic if you wanted. I once clamped a piece of phenolic plate to 2 draws to make a temporary table once. Pic. 2



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If You are looking for a carry along, Check the Magazines. I believe that Popular woodworking along with Wood Magazine have several plans to guild. Also, You can search The topic, and can find it in the Forum! Good woodworking Also Welcome to the forum< Thanks for joining us. The router should slide nice along a template. Or a smooth board clamped to the Table! http://sawdustmaking.com/Router%20Ta...uter_table.htm

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Welcome, searching this site will turn up many plans also check peoples signatures I have seen many with links to plans. American woodworker I believe was one place. Although most here will tell you to build your own and I would agree with them after researching tables that meet my desires when I was a teenager my grandfather had a small basic craftsman table that worked great for making the easel I had invented. I have seen ryobi tables like this for under a 100 bucks. Depends on your future plans and needs.

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Thanx for the advice. I have gone ahead and constructed a table of sorts. But I am left with this prob:the insert I used was as thin as possible so as to allow a reasonable amount of bit to protrude thru the hole.( 1/4" ply)...anything thinner might have been unable to take the weight of the router. But because of the thinness I now find that I dare not attempt to counter sink the supporting screws, and have ended up with a couple of bolt heads obstructing the smooth surface of the top.Is there a solution that will still permit the bit to protrude sufficiently to do it's job? Thane in advance and fir the kind welcome.
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Thanx for the advice. I have gone ahead and constructed a table of sorts. But I am left with this prob:the insert I used was as thin as possible so as to allow a reasonable amount of bit to protrude thru the hole.( 1/4" ply)...anything thinner might have been unable to take the weight of the router. But because of the thinness I now find that I dare not attempt to counter sink the supporting screws, and have ended up with a couple of bolt heads obstructing the smooth surface of the top.Is there a solution that will still permit the bit to protrude sufficiently to do it's job? Thane in advance and fir the kind welcome.
Have You thought of any alternative attachment thoughts? Would it work to cut two half circles out of 1/2 in plywood? If You attached 1/2 in. collars underneath the router which are attached with screws from the top, You could have a bit longer screw holding the router in place, and add strengh to the router table set-up!

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Gav-did you make that drawing with Sketch Up?

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Gav-did you make that drawing with Sketch Up?

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No I didn't, but I could do it in a flash. It doesn't take long to get the hang of sketchup.
Here's a desk I'm about to make for my wife.
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