Ok, I know this seems like I am being bull headed but English is a very specific language. In photo 1 you see a router table. The table is horizontal, correct? No mention of the router itself, just the router table. Photo 2 is a horizontal panel raising bit. No mention of the router or it's position: this bit is to be used so the cutting action is horizontal. So far, so good. The problem arises when a router is mounted horizontally in a vertical router table. If we leave the router out of this and look at the router table it is vertical. Remember that the router is mounted in the router table. The fence is what guides our work on the router table and is 90º(most of the time) to the table surface. On a standard router table the fence is vertical; on a vertical router table it is horizontal. Since a router table is a router table with out the router installed the reference should be the orientation of the table itself, not the position of the router. When vertical router tables were introduced they were incorrectly named for the position of the router when the table itself is vertical. See my point? It would be correct to call them "horizontally mounted router" tables but the router table itself is still vertical. Please give this some thought and see if it makes sense to you. Industry standards are created by a consensus; I am willing to contact any manufacturers and present this information and hopefully get them to agree and change the way they advertise their product. You are of course welcome to tell me I am full of beans but as I stated earlier; English is a very specific language.
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Last edited by Mike; 06-12-2011 at 03:44 PM.