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I am in need of a router/router table and would rather build my own as I can
build to suit the needs/style of my workshop.

The area where I am lacking knowledge here is what router to buy.

My existing router although very good would be totally unsuitable as there
is no way to control the power. It has a trigger on the handle and without
getting into the electrics could not be easily adapted for a table. Could
someone recommend a router or two that are suited for a table, where it
either comes with (or can easily be adapted) with a on/off switch system
that I can mount on the front of the table.

Would also be interested in any tips for how to mounth the router, so that
whilst it remains steady and secure is easy to change the bits, depths,
etc.,

Thanks

Sean



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Milwaukee just came out with a router that's designed especially for router
table use with remote on/off and speed controls, but it's expensive.
Lately everybody seems to be going with a Triton router for router table use
because it allows above the table bit changes and has an above the table
height adjustment. A remote power switch box is available from several
sources if you don't want to reach under the table to turn it on and off. A
table with a router plate insert lets you pull the router out to make
adjustments or change the bits from above the table. Most of the rest of us
reach under the table to make height adjustments, change the bit or the
speed, and turn the router on and off, I guess mostly because we don't have
the cash to buy all this new stuff yet and what we have still works.

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I am in need of a router/router table and would rather build my own as I

can
build to suit the needs/style of my workshop.

The area where I am lacking knowledge here is what router to buy.

My existing router although very good would be totally unsuitable as there
is no way to control the power. It has a trigger on the handle and without
getting into the electrics could not be easily adapted for a table. Could
someone recommend a router or two that are suited for a table, where it
either comes with (or can easily be adapted) with a on/off switch system
that I can mount on the front of the table.

Would also be interested in any tips for how to mounth the router, so that
whilst it remains steady and secure is easy to change the bits, depths,
etc.,

Thanks

Sean





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Hitachi M-12V is a good workhorse for a router table and price is more than
reasonable.

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I am in need of a router/router table and would rather build my own as I
can build to suit the needs/style of my workshop.

The area where I am lacking knowledge here is what router to buy.

My existing router although very good would be totally unsuitable as there
is no way to control the power. It has a trigger on the handle and without
getting into the electrics could not be easily adapted for a table. Could
someone recommend a router or two that are suited for a table, where it
either comes with (or can easily be adapted) with a on/off switch system
that I can mount on the front of the table.

Would also be interested in any tips for how to mounth the router, so that
whilst it remains steady and secure is easy to change the bits, depths,
etc.,

Thanks

Sean




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My router "under the table" is mounted through some peg board that lifts out
of a sealed box. I have the option of hooking my dust collector to the
bottom side to suck down dust or use the area as a down draft table. The
router is plugged into a convention plug that is turned on/off using a light
switch. Nothing fancy and it works.




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I am in need of a router/router table and would rather build my own as I
can build to suit the needs/style of my workshop.

The area where I am lacking knowledge here is what router to buy.

My existing router although very good would be totally unsuitable as there
is no way to control the power. It has a trigger on the handle and without
getting into the electrics could not be easily adapted for a table. Could
someone recommend a router or two that are suited for a table, where it
either comes with (or can easily be adapted) with a on/off switch system
that I can mount on the front of the table.

Would also be interested in any tips for how to mounth the router, so that
whilst it remains steady and secure is easy to change the bits, depths,
etc.,

Thanks

Sean




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Sean, just food for thought but...........you can rig a twist tie or plastic
ty strap to hold the trigger in the on position on the router and control it
with an inexpensive on/off switch in a 2"x4" electric box mounted to your
table. Of course eventually you may want one router in the table and one for
the bench. This gives you the option of putting the router you have under
the table or using it for the handheld one.
Good luck Lyndell

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I am in need of a router/router table and would rather build my own as I
can build to suit the needs/style of my workshop.

The area where I am lacking knowledge here is what router to buy.

My existing router although very good would be totally unsuitable as there
is no way to control the power. It has a trigger on the handle and without
getting into the electrics could not be easily adapted for a table. Could
someone recommend a router or two that are suited for a table, where it
either comes with (or can easily be adapted) with a on/off switch system
that I can mount on the front of the table.

Would also be interested in any tips for how to mounth the router, so that
whilst it remains steady and secure is easy to change the bits, depths,
etc.,

Thanks

Sean






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Sean wrote:
I am in need of a router/router table and would rather build my own as I can
build to suit the needs/style of my workshop.

The area where I am lacking knowledge here is what router to buy.

My existing router although very good would be totally unsuitable as there
is no way to control the power. It has a trigger on the handle and without
getting into the electrics could not be easily adapted for a table. Could
someone recommend a router or two that are suited for a table, where it
either comes with (or can easily be adapted) with a on/off switch system
that I can mount on the front of the table.

Would also be interested in any tips for how to mounth the router, so that
whilst it remains steady and secure is easy to change the bits, depths,
etc.,


I just mounted a standard switch and receptacle in shallow metal boxes
with a 12 foot cord on the router table. Lock the router switch on and
use the external switch.

I have a Porter Cable 690 router in a Rockler base. It's easy to lift
the base plate out of the table, twist the router motor out of the base
plate and change the bit.
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Sean, for years I've been saying I'll make a "state of the art" router
table, but never got around to it and continued to use my "built out of
necessity" slab of plywood with a hole cut in it for the bits, built to
clamp in my WorkMate....It worked very well, but I finally broke down and
bought a table that could accommodate larger rail and stile bits. Didn't
spend alot of money $79.00 for an 1" MDF top, with a slot for the mitre,
fence, guard and some plastic featherboards, and the main selling feature
was the built in on/off switch. No maybe it's not the Lee Valley Veritas,
but I'm sure it will work fine. Some day I may still make that state of the
art table, or just modify this one to work for me.

http://www.wolfcraft.com/product_detail.cfm?id=114

BTW I have 2 Porter Cable 690 series (plunge and fixed base), not the most
powerful, but I'm not an assembly line either, and the ability to change the
bases out works well for me.



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I am in need of a router/router table and would rather build my own as I
can build to suit the needs/style of my workshop.

The area where I am lacking knowledge here is what router to buy.

My existing router although very good would be totally unsuitable as there
is no way to control the power. It has a trigger on the handle and without
getting into the electrics could not be easily adapted for a table. Could
someone recommend a router or two that are suited for a table, where it
either comes with (or can easily be adapted) with a on/off switch system
that I can mount on the front of the table.

Would also be interested in any tips for how to mounth the router, so that
whilst it remains steady and secure is easy to change the bits, depths,
etc.,

Thanks

Sean




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