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is it possible to mount my fixed base router to a router table?

looking to buy one this weekend. any suggestions for this newbie?
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I spent about 6 months looking at all the router tables on the market & ended up getting a cheep one from HD that I took back after using it one time. As I looked more I started looking at building my own. I figured to start out with a basic set up & make the changes to the table as I get more experience using one. So far I have only a $150 invested in the table & fence, only took half a day to build.
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Gary Rogowski uses a piece on melamine chipboard with the router base screwed to the bottom.

Does not get any simpler that that.

Some people recommend a fixed base screwed to the table as you can release the router to make cutter changes on top of the table.

I have a Triton so I do not need too...

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Stephanie, look at the economy table top thread in this section. You can clamp the table top to your bench for now with two C clamps.. The fence can be made from a piece of 2x8" with a 2-1/4" hole drilled through it for your vacuum hose. Two 6" C clamps will hold it in any position you need. You can make a simple circle jig to cut a recess in the table top and mount your router to the back side. Later you can add a mounting plate and enlarge the cut out so there is no waste.

4 C clamps from HF should set you back under $10. If you get the phenolic impregnated Baltic birch plywood from Rockler about $20. Not a bad way to get going.

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Stephanie, look at the economy table top thread in this section. You can clamp the table top to your bench for now with two C clamps.. The fence can be made from a piece of 2x8" with a 2-1/4" hole drilled through it for your vacuum hose. Two 6" C clamps will hold it in any position you need. You can make a simple circle jig to cut a recess in the table top and mount your router to the back side. Later you can add a mounting plate and enlarge the cut out so there is no waste.

4 C clamps from HF should set you back under $10. If you get the phenolic impregnated Baltic birch plywood from Rockler about $20. Not a bad way to get going.
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Hi Stephanie, you can mount either a fixed base or plunge router into a router table. All of my router table are shop made and all the routers are plunge. I like what you said in your Bio about the dust in the toaster. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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