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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-25-2008, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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I have looked at some of your router tables. Hunting through the old threads can take quite some time.

What do you like to make the tops out of? Are your tables mobile? If so, what do you use.

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Hi Steve

" tables mobile? " yes to a point, that's to say I can move them about the shop and out the garage door,,,for the long jobs..I use casters most of the time with one pair with locks but I also use lock boards, that's to say a 2" hole in the ends so the caster drops in and lock the cabinet in place,, sometimes the lock type casters do let the cabinet move sometimes but the drop and lock type will hold any cabinet in place...

Tops,,,,I used just about everything, MDF,hardboard on top of MDF ,plywood,plastic over MDF,phenolic,etc. the one I like best is the phenolic tops.

I do like to keep it KISS,,, as Harry calls it
(keep it super simple)..just 2 sides and no back or front...to speak about...

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Bobj3:

I have looked at some of your router tables. Hunting through the old threads can take quite some time.

What do you like to make the tops out of? Are your tables mobile? If so, what do you use.

Thanks

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where can you get the phenolic tops?

Best method of leveling a router plate in a table?

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HI SB

The price will scare you off,,,very high price stuff...Amazon for just one of them eBay for one more http://www.mcmaster.com/

" Best method of leveling a router plate in a table? " I like to use Allen set screws....the norm is 8 of them...in that way you have no sag...

http://www.amazon.com/CMT-999-501-09...4425897&sr=8-3


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where can you get the phenolic tops?

Best method of leveling a router plate in a table?

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The picture on Amazon looks like one of your router tops. Did you get that one?

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HI SB

Yep, you got it , I have two of them

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I can't envision you buying something like that. I person who makes his own knobs I thought probably would make his own table.

The tables stay flat?

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I see on the Woodpecker's website that they claim MDF is flatter than phenolic. I suppose that is a sales pitch.

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HI SB

It was to hard to pass on ,, I got the Orange one for 246.oo complete less router and the other one for under 100.oo bucks..

"The tables stay flat?" = yes very Flat and true...I have many other ones in the shop that I have made but I like the phenolic ones the best...


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Do you mind me asking how many router tables you have in all. Also, did you make the horizontal one or is that the MCLS?

Can I get one for under 100 bucks somewhere?

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