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Default New(first) Table build - need advice

Made my first table setup with scraps, and old TV stand, and Jessem lift,fence and top.
I am using my trusty Bosch 1617.
Still very new to the router world.

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Any suggestions for a miter fence for this setup?

Does my standard fence need to be parallel to the length (or breadth) of the top or does it not matter much in a router table? If yes is there a quick way to do this?

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your fence only needs to be square to the top in the vertical. Since a router uses a spinning blade the fence does not need to be square in the horizontal.
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Prashant, you do not need a miter slot in your top. Look at the sticky thread about a router sled.

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your fence only needs to be square to the top in the vertical. Since a router uses a spinning blade the fence does not need to be square in the horizontal.
Thanks!
Thats what I was assuming, but I wanted to be sure...
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Prashant, you do not need a miter slot in your top. Look at the sticky thread about a router sled.
I actually already have the miter gauge slot in the top. Just wondering if I should add the gauge?
Can u post a link to the Sled sticky? I could not find it.
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Oops! I haven't posted it yet Prashant. I will try and get it loaded tonight.

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There are many opinions round these parts about what you should do with a fence. Some argue for the bare minimum, a straight piece of wood clamped to the table, others very expensive precisely milled hardware that can be adjusted in a multitude of ways. And everywhere in between. Personally I fall in to the latter. I find t-track on my table and fence useful. I also like to keep things as simple as possible. I like a long tall fence but I often use "sacrificial" wood clamped to my existing fence to achieve this. Ultimately, you will have to make lots of router chips and many many many mistakes to find out what works for you. I suggest starting simple and adding things as you go. I can promise you this, your first router table will not be your last.
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