Building a New Router Table-What's the Ideal Working Height?
Just built two new router table tops with accompanying fences - one to fit my PC 690 base (mounted without an insert plate directly to the bottom of the table), and one to fit my PC 3hp Speedmatic, using a cast aluminum insert plate (from Rockler).
Having decided to replace my old router table frame and legs with an enclosed cabinet on casters (for router and bits storage), I'm faced with a decision on the proper working height.
My old table frame, with top, was 37" high, and proved to be a very comfortable working height. However, I'm now hoping to use the new router table cabinet with top as an outfeed table for my saw, which is 34" high.
I"ve seen Bob and Rick's table, and it seems to be fairly high, to provide a comfortable working height.
Will I find a 34" working height to be too low? Hard to control pieces past the bits? (especially using cabinet rail/stile bits)?
If my working height needs to be greater than 34" I can design the cabinet to serve as an outfeed table at that height, and provide a riser type frame that the router table tops can be mounted to, when the cabinet is used as a router table.
Looking for your input and suggestions guys. Thanks in advance.