Horizontal router table
I have a question re a pivoting, or sliding attachment for a horizontal router table. Most of the plans I've seen have the horizontal platform pivoting on a bolt, with the other end secured in place by another bolt which pokes through a curved slot in the vertical fence. I'm just wondering if having the horizontal platform slide up and down on two vertical slots, would be a better solution? Or more difficult to adjust?
Any feed back appreciated!
PS- have attached a screen grab of one I found on the net. The concept (pivoting) is the same - mine just doesn't have the "box" under the horizontal platform - it's simply a horizontal platform with a vertical rabetted/screwed/glued to it. It's made of 18mm marine ply, so should be sturdy enough - but might add a brace at the intersection of vertical/horizontal just for safety. Will also make an adjustable (simple slot/wingnut) support for the router itself - I'm afraid if it hanging off the mounting plate with 4 small bolts, with no support and all that leverage. It's a big router - a 3612C.
Last edited by matt1710; 05-01-2011 at 04:51 AM.