Basic router table info
As you will see from this posting, I am new at using a router table and need some basic help. I inherited a very old Sears router table (Model 171.25444) and don't seem to be able to set it up so that it works properly.
First, when I mount the router using the 3 flat head machine screws that came with it, the top of the screws protrude slightly above the surface of the table. One of them interferes with wood sliding smoothly across the surface. Just doesn't seem right to me - is this normal?
Second, there are 2 fences with wood facing on them that slide forward and back in grooves. The front edge on the fence keeps it from sitting down all the way in the groove, so they sit on an upward angle (not perpendicular to the table surface). Again it doesn't seem right to me.
I've attached some images that hopefully show what I'm talking about. I have to think that I'm missing something, and hope that you guys can help me out.
Last edited by GatorInAtlanta; 06-09-2008 at 07:23 AM.