Simple Router Table

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If you have a router and and it's a pain in the ass too use it, than this is for you!

In this project we take a router and some basic tools and turn it into a portable router table.

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Step 1: Tools

For this project you need some wood, a router, a drill and a saw or jigsaw.

Step 2: The Base Plate

We need to take the router and turn it upside down so we can get to the base plate.
Then we unscrew the baseplate and remove it so we can use it as a template. I sawed a new plate out of some plywood and marked the senter so I could mark where i needed to drill some holes. I needed longer bolts becouse the plywood was a little bit thicker than the base plate. Don't use to thick wood because a router can be heavy like mine. You also need to cut a hole in the center for the bits for the router.

Step 3: Legs

For the legs i took a two by foor and cut it in four equally high legs. This can be difficult if you don't own a mitre saw but with a bit of patients you can get it right. Be sure to make the legs a little higher than the router when it's fully retracted so you won't push up the table when retracting the router. Secure the legs in place and you are done.

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TonyL200TimH22

Answer 5 months ago

I used simple L brackets (Elbow Brackets, or corner braces) And screw them one to each leg, then screw the bracket to the workbench.

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mw6

3 years ago

thanks for the simple, sweet idea!

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kbbaktha

3 years ago on Introduction

wow such a simple solution and i was going thro dozens of youtubes which were all beyond my means, in terms of power tool resources. Thanks

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jcastaneda5

4 years ago on Introduction

sweet, simple, and it works!... i just put 1 x 6 around the legs for lateral bracing

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StevieB1

4 years ago

this is great nice and simple. I would always leave a 40-50 lip around my tables for clamping straight edges down and things. good job.