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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-23-2012, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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I am 5' 11' tall. What height would be best for a floor standing table. I am sure to get different suggestions but what height do you use and would you do anything different on it know that you have used your table. My table will be a wood cabinet so there will be no way to adjust it once it is complete.
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30 - 36 inches your mileage may vary, ymmv
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That one is going to be different for everybody. Also the larger the project the lower the top so you don't need a stool to reach the top when assembling. I'm 5'-8" & I like tops in the 34"-38" range for most general work, but much lower for cabinet assembly. For projects that are low in profile but large in size & like a lower top so I can reach the middle without a stool.

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It should be 5 to 6 inches below your waist for a comfortable fit.

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Richard, John is on the right track with 5-6" below your waist but people have different length arms which can change the comfort zone. Shoot for 3-6" below your elbow(Your elbow will usually be close to your waist level) for maximum comfort and control.

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Bob always has great links. I like 36" but I like sitting on a stool doing set ups or would rather kneel than bendover, Which either way have my sight line more planer when adjusting bit height. It seems you spend as much time doing set ups as operation and ease of adjustments are one of the great features of the OP system shown in the router workshop series What height is your table saw? My RT doubles as an outfeed table for my TS

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Hey Mike

What do you have yours set at ? I know that you are a tall man just asking

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Richard, John is on the right track with 5-6" below your waist but people have different length arms which can change the comfort zone. Shoot for 3-6" below your elbow(Your elbow will usually be close to your waist level) for maximum comfort and control.



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