This past few days I have been building a mobile cart that I can use to assemble cabinets and other projects on.
So, there I was looking at the basic framework and I had a thought. Why not put a router insert plate on one end? That would eliminate the need for my current router table top which I have temporarily attached to the end of my miter saw station. After some careful measuring, I realized it would fit with no problems. Yay!
Fast forward to this afternoon. I finally got the frame complete, casters installed and the cart sitting upright on the floor. As I was standing there looking at it, I had another thought...why not put a second
one on the other end? :-)
I have two complete Bosch 1617 combo kits so all I would need is another insert plate. One of the fixed bases is under the wing of my table saw, so I would have to use it or get another one.
I have a pretty cramped work area, so this table could be used to prep stock with the router(s) and then used to assemble the projects, which as of the rest of this year, will be kitchen cabinets. I can make one or two dummy covers to fill the holes after lifting the routers out. Then I could use it to assemble stuff. :-)
Another use for this table may soon be a sanding station. All I need to do is make a box for the sanding operations, and clamp it to the table and hook up the dust collector hose.
What say you? Are double routers in a table a good thing or not?
I will have some pics to show when I get the project finished, but here is one to tease you with.
Yeppirs, that is a scissor jack mounted under there. It works perfect to raise or lower the work table...low for assembly, a little higher for sanding...a lot higher for routing...or level it with my work bench/outfeed table where most of the work usually takes place. The final dimensions of the top will be about 30 x 37 inches. That has yet to be determined.