What is the best way to turn on the router?
I was thinking that one would have to leave the router on and then plug it into a 15 amp switched outlet.
I haven't decided on a router or a plan yet. I have no problem with actually building anything, it is a problem trying to find out how the routers work in the table and the electrical.
Mr. Nobody, (I question your self-identification; you are somebody) welcome to the Router Forums.
When preparing to use the router, the last thing to do, before starting the cut, in the order of things to be done is to turn on the router. Indeed power should not even be made available to the router until all the setup up (insertion of bit, height of bit, alignment of fence, depth of plunge, placement of workpiece away from the bit, everything potentially in the way is removed, etc.) is complete, then make power available. Making power available is probably most safely done by plugging it in. Then turn on the router.
The table I am trying to build will have a lockable switchable plug.
Perhaps I am over-reacting to your question. No matter what the power, any router turned on with a spinning bit is dangerous.
Do you own a router yet? Does it have soft-start?
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