Saturday, May 27, 2017

Quick Router Table

A few years ago Canadian Tire had one of there larger bench top router tables on sale for 1/2 price, I picked one up. I assembled it and it never got used, mainly because as a bench top machine the table height is to high for comfortable work. I had lots of light steel angle from Can. Tire for building tool stands, so I cut and re-drilled the angle to build a floor stand for the router table.

I added a couple of shelves and transfered the electrics to the new stand. The top of the table is now at normal bench height and comfortable to use. The feet are adjustable higher or lower.

I'm quite happy with it and the price was right. One draw back the open shelves do collect a lot of dust. So I will be enclosing it with riveted sheet metal or 1/4" plywood panels.

For dust collection the 2 1/2" fittings from a dead wet/dry vac. fit nicely.

I built a 2 1/2" to 4" adapter to connect to my dust collection system.

And since I don't like to throw anything out the removed plastic table stands were turned into a solid little step stool to reach the top of my bookshelves.