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How to Build a Benchtop Router Table

All woodworkers know that a router is one of the most important tools in shop. But when we mount our router in a good router table, the versatility of this tool increases dramatically.

Benchtop Router Table Front View
Benchtop Router Table Front View
Benchtop Router Table Rear View
Benchtop Router Table Rear View

Using a router without a router table is much like using a hand held electric saw instead of a table saw. Both a table saw and a router table are indespensible for those that are serious about woodworking.

Many projects we build need a special edge around a flat surface. It could be a desktop, table top, cabinet doors clock cabinet, or many other projects you may decide to build. Edge forming router bits come in a variety of styles such as beaded edge, ogee, roman ogee, cove, rounded over, and more. If the edge we need to create is straight, it  usually best to use a router fence with the bit inside the opening of the fence.

These free router table plans include plans for an excellent fence that has sliding surfaces to accommodate either very small or very large router bits. There is an adjustable safety shield that covers the bit and a dust collection chamber with a vacuum hose port to collect the wood shavings. The fence also features T-Track along the face that enables you to mount feather boards work piece stops wherever needed on the fence

The router table surface features a strip of Miter Gauge track to enable you to use a miter gauge. You can also mount a feather board on it to ensure your work piece remains flush against the fence.

Since our plans are free, there is no risk to you. You can download and look over the plans and then decide if you want to build the project.

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