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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2011, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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I have a Freud 2000VCE which I want to set up onto a sturdy router table. I have never done this before although I am a reasonably experienced wood machinist.

Is the Freud router suitable for this? I'd rather buy a router table than make one - can anyone suggest a good model for this. I want something that is light enough to move around the workshop, but sturdy enough to make some reasonabley heavy cuts. I particularly want to make tongue and groove cuts.
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Hi Penny, welcome to the forum. I personally built my own table to my preferences and don't have any suggestions for a store bought table.

I'm sure you will find a lot of suggestions on the subject later today. There are a lot of great people here to help with any questions you might have.

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Hi Penny:

Welcome to the Router Forums!

Like Leon, I went the home-made route, as did many here. A couple of links that may be of interest, if one considers making one's own table: (lots of reading here)

Patience, as other contributors at the Router Forums will definitely give advice on store-bought tables.


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Hi Penny

You'll need a UK one as shipping router tables around the world is going to cost a fortune.
Making one is not a bad idea.
Alternatively, for a light and portable one the Triton one is the one I use. I've no idea how practical installing that Freud would be. I use a Triton router in mine which was designed for it. You could ask Robin Ashworth at
Triton woodworking tools from The Woodworking Centre who will know.


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I agree with Peter - I'd focus on what is likely to be available in the UK. Both Freud and Bosch make decent tables, either of which should be available there.

If you are routing a lot of T&Gs in long stock, however, making your own table with longer in-feed and out-feed areas may be a better option. Working with long stock on most commercial tables requires supplemental in-feed and out-feed supports. Plus, building your own is really quite easy. In doing so, you might opt for a commercially-made fence, which would simplify things.

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This link will show what various members have built. I understand you want to buy rather than build but it's the best collection of tables (and people talking about why they wanted certain features) I've seen.

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