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I have an incra 25 inch positioner. I am thinking of buying a shorter positioner from incra. I also have a second router table from Rockler. I am thinking of building an offset router table with my Rockler fx lifts at each end to save space. Please post any pics you have of double router tables or ideas for one.
 

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Are you setting up for mass production? The set-ups below give ideas for cabinet production or small project production. The type of work is going to determine the best layout for the two routers.

Here's two different takes on multiple router tables that I remember


 

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Interesting post. While I did build a single router table in the flavor of Norm Abrams I also added the router table extension to my Sawstop just for the LS Positioner for the added space when doing larger projects. For me this worked out as a better space savings and fitting my needs.
 

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The problem is the router bits can't conflict with each other. Depending on what you build depends on the size cabinet you will need. This is why a tablesaw wing router and a separate cabinet work well...
 

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My main problem is space. Plus I like to leave a router bit setup till the end of a project if possible. Sometimes I have to make a replacement part or rework a part. Having two router tables is handy but takes up too much space. The new table will be offset and wider than the current one. The top will be formica with tee tracks front to back and miter track slots in the fronts. Just wondering if anyone had already invented that wheel. I won't get to this untill new year.
 

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I have an incra 25 inch positioner. I am thinking of buying a shorter positioner from incra. I also have a second router table from Rockler. I am thinking of building an offset router table with my Rockler fx lifts at each end to save space. Please post any pics you have of double router tables or ideas for one.
It depends upon what you will be using it for. I made my own router tables. I currently make a lot of wooden baskets and boxes. I have two double router tables and two singles. The singles have Incra fences for making micro adjustments. The doubles the routers are back to back. On those I never move the fence nor the bit height. At one time I made a triple router table to allow me to go down the line using the different routers. After I changed what I was producing I took those routers out and made a storage cabinet out of it. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
 

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could you post a photo of one of your double tables, please? I am thinking of how one might have two independently adjustable fences, on a single table. Thanks.
Here is one of my double router tables along with some photos of my wooden baskets and boxes.

I believe I made 242 boxes and baskets last year. Most went to kids with cancer or major birth defects. Many went to mothers that lost their babies. I also made some funeral urns.

I have a power strip on the top of one of the tables. Into the power strip are two small white connectors that I got at Home Depot with a switch on the side with each router plugged into those two connectors. The power strip is always powered on. So to start one of the routers I press the switch on the side of the little white boxes.

I can move the dust host to which ever router I am using. The table on the right has a large bit for cutting away wood with a guide bushing. It is used to cut away waste on the side of baskets along the top following a template. The other router table has an ogee bit for putting a decorative cut around the tops and bottoms of my boxes.

Malcolm / Kentucky USA
 

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