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I know this is a dumb question but...I have an old router table top left over after I bought another. I would like to inset this table in my work bench I just made. This is the question.. How can I route the inset to fit perfectly in my table,,i.e. since I can't route the outside of the table (it would be to big) how do I route the inset to match the outside diameter of the table?

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Hi Jim,
Are you talking about the insert plate from an old top?

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Actually i am wanting to inset the entire router table top into my work bench.

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Actually i am wanting to inset the entire router table top into my work bench.
Wow, what is your workbench top made up of? How thick is the router table top?

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Well my workbench is 2" thick (solid) and the router table top is 3/4 inch. I went ahead and started routing it out using a board to slide the router on and now I have the perimeter done. I now have to route out the rest of the center. The reason I asked this question is to see if somebody had a different idea (better) and faster.

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Well my workbench is 2" thick (solid) and the router table top is 3/4 inch. I went ahead and started routing it out using a board to slide the router on and now I have the perimeter done. I now have to route out the rest of the center. The reason I asked this question is to see if somebody had a different idea (better) and faster.
Hi Jim - Sounds like you have the hard part done. You should only need an inch or two ledge (rabbet) to support the top and you need a hole completely through anyway for the router to drop through so I would just plunge cut the middle out with a circular saw. Could also do it with a jig saw or sawzall. No need to route out the whole area.

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Thanks John. I appreciate your answers.. Until next time.............

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