Check out Steve Ramsey's You Tube channel. He built a simple router table. For an insert plate, Kreg makes one that has the hole already drilled for the hex key so you can make adjustments from above the table.I have a Bosh 1617 Combo router and I am looking to buy my first router table. My budget is between $100-200. Any recommendations?
Absolutely wear a mask. And you should consider making your own table as well. A do it yourself project like that will deliver many valuable lessons. Using the router plate will improve usability. I used the 1617 in a table for years until I replace it for table use with a somewhat more powerful model.Should I wear a mask? What would you recommend my sander has dust collector? and I have a shop vac. do I need better dust collection?
Hello brother Joe and welcome. For several years I used this Kreg bench top router table and made a lot of things with it. This is just barely over your buget ($17) and it would be a good table for you. I sure enjoyed mine but I wanted to upgrade.I have a Bosh 1617 Combo router and I am looking to buy my first router table. My budget is between $100-200. Any recommendations?
You can buy a router fence from most sources (Woodcraft, Kreg, Rockler, etc.), or you can make one, fancy as shown or simpler with a nice flat piece of straight 3/4 ply on front. Since you already have a fence on the saw, you could clamp a long box four pieces of 4 inch wide ply glued or screwed into a 4 sided box. Cut an opening for the router bit to fit, then put a 2 1/2 inch DC fitting on one end, close off the other and clamp it into place for use. Simple works fine. Heck, some folks around here say they just used a 2x4 for a fence.I was just reading what you guys were saying bout router tables. I have a table saw Jet 10 X52 that I bought before I retired so I would have something to play with. It has a router lift on the end of it which I like as well how ever it doesn't have a fence or any form of dust collection and I'm not sure how's the best way to handle I guess if I had a fouler fence. Any suggestions?