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Hi all,

Forgive me if this topic has already been covered.

I need to know how you switch a table-mounted router on or of without doing it inder the table. Any ideas for me?

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If you're electrically handy you can cobble up something pretty quickly with a switch box, switch, outlet and any old extension cord.

If not, you might try either of these:

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Bill,

Those all assume no interlock on the router when power si cut by te sitch. Isn;t that a problem?

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Bill,

Those all assume no interlock on the router when power si cut by te sitch. Isn;t that a problem?
I guess it would be a problem, I never ran across a router like that. Which ones are you familiar with that behave that way? I'd say that a router isn't safe for table use if you can't turn it on and off without reaching under the table....

All my routers work fine with an external switch, even the two Festools. Never really thought about it...

I guess that's something you need to research before buying a table router.

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You can purchase a remote switch from any number of companies. Peachtree Woodworking is where I got mine. Around $30.00 if I recall.
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I went thru that with the last router table I made. Major pain reaching under, so attached a power strip outside, whic worked, but was not quite what I wanted. Then ran across an inexpensive foot switch from Harbor Freight.
Just what I wanted. I've got back problems, so sit to rout, which works fine, and just put my foot on the switch when I want power, take it off when I don't. And, if something happens and I jerk back, it takes my foot off the switch sort of automatically, so I don't have to think about turning the router off, it's al ready off.
Probably too expensive for you to order from them, but I'm pretty sure you can find something similar.
I use it on my other power tools also. A bit irritating when I forget, move my foot, and lose power to my tool, but it more than makes up for it when there's something that startles me and I move back, automatic shutoff. That's the way I do it.
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I agree with Bill. I got mine from Rockler dealer in Hemlock, Mi. 29.99.

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This is how I have mine set up.
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Hi John

Me too here's just one more way,can't have to many outlets on the router table,for lights and Vac.system,etc.3 gang box it almost as cheap as one for a one outlet device.

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Hi John

Me too here's just one more way,can't have to many outlets on the router table,for lights and Vac.system,etc.3 gang box it almost as cheap as one for a one outlet device.

http://www.routerforums.com/project-...re-one-up.html

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