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  1. Jigs and Fixtures
    So I recently have expanded into using a router with my projects and when I went to visit my parents, my dad gave me 2 routers that my grandmother had left me when she died. However with me living across the country I could only take with me what I could carry. Now I didn’t need anything...
  2. Table-mounted Routing
    Hello all, this is my first post on the site, but I have been around lurking for quite some time. Unfortunately, there aren't too many good sources of detailed information for routers... I am planning on upgrading my router setup to a router table (never had one before) and have been...
  3. Table-mounted Routing
    Can anybody recommend a table saw attachment for my 3HP RYOBI router or should I just build a dedicated router table? The insert would go in a Delta Shopmaster tablesaw.
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, my name is Gene. I've been trolling for info and ideas for a few weeks now. I am a novice, have used a router since leaving Michigan in 1991. Joined the USMC, haven't had time since. I decided my first big project would be my own RT. I came across a few 1/2" phenolic sheet...
  5. Table-mounted Routing
    I am thinking of getting a new router table and I saw one advertised by sommerfeld tools and I was wondering if anyone had any comments on this item.
  6. Table-mounted Routing
    I'm news to the forum and to routing as well. I want a routing table and have a limited budget of about $500 for the table and I will probably grab a Triton router to permanently mount under the table. I have pretty much narrowed it down between the RT1000 series of tables built in Nova...
  7. Starting Off
    I am in the market for a router table that will be a long lasting and permanent addition to my shop. I don't want it too complex as I am learning to use a router and want a better grade unit to learn on. I don't necessarily want a bench top nor do I want to build one. I would like to know...
  8. New Member Introductions
    I am searching for a bench top router table and would like some input on the subject. It seems that each has mixed reviews primarily with fence configurations. Any thoughts?
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi all Been registered for a little while and been perusing the posts. I wonder if I could get some advice re: router table. I picked up an old Tool dock router table for $100. It is solidly built of metal and has a 1 1/4" mdf table top. It also works as an outfeed table for my table saw...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Just getting back into woodworking. Have an old Craftsman router, but never used a table before and looking for some recommendations.
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I have a Jet XACTA Lift for my router that fits directly into my Jet cabinet saw table. I have had it about 10 years and have had a problem with the aluminum plate being dead flat for as long. The plate seems to be high in the center. Placing a straight edge across the long side...
  12. Table-mounted Routing
    Hi Folks, I just started to learn and do some routing, right now I am staying with the table. But I am having trouble choosing the right size bit for the thickness of wood I am using. Also, positioning the wood and the bit on the table. I have a Wolfcraft 490 router table with a Port Cable...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hello from San Antonio, Texas. I am an aspiring wood worker hobbyist and I desperately need advice on a starter router table. I have a $99 Ryobi combo job that my neighbor gave me ( after he bought the $600 Kreg setup) but I now have a Bosch 2 1/4 plunge/ stationary base combo and would like to...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hi routing community. I'm Mike, in Reston, VA, and I've only needed to use my old router a couple of times in the last 10 years - and I'm pretty sure I haven't needed to remove the 3/8" corner-round bit I leave in the collet. So you can call me a newbie. I just bought an old Craftsman router...
  15. New Member Introductions
    I want to build/buy a router table. I own a Porter Cable router [mod. # 518] that I think would do just great in a RT. So far not a problem I hope. However, I would also like to have a fancy lift incorporated into the router table. Perhaps a Bench Dog Prolift or equal. The specs for the...
  16. Table-mounted Routing
    I managed to find a few places in the US that will deliver Router tables to South Africa but the Shipping is unbelievably high because of the bulk of the table... It ends up costing me double... Henceforth i have decided to build my own table but order the table top and accessories from a US...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hi Guys... Living in South Africa and checking out all your Woodworking online stores, just makes me so envious... I am looking for a good 15 Amp Router and Router Table with lift... I have tried ordering from online sites but NO ONE DELIVERS TO THIS COUNTRY... Can anyone please give me advice...
  18. Table-mounted Routing
    Alright I've come to a cross road. I was into building my first router table, even picked up material & ordered T Tracks off Ebay. When I realized why am I building a whole new table when I can fabricate one into the extra extension wing I have, on my Grizzly Table Saw. So what would you do? I...
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