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......and in reply I say!:
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What they're all trying to say is that the OP did not actually build
the table. He simply posted a link.
I didn't build the table, just provided the link. If the thumbscrews you
mean are those that level the router plate with the top of the table, then
you should find them at any reasonably well-equipped hardware store. BUT,
ping the site in the OP and get the builder's take on it.
Nobutt, the heavier, the more stable it is. I had my temporary router table
set up that probably weighed 40 lbs or so. My new shop built probably
weighs 150. On casters the sucker doesn't move a bit. Heavier is better in
this case imho ymmv.
Showed a friend of mine the table (actually the URL) and he said...
A couple things I'd do differently.....
1) No casters if possible. I've had a router table start sliding
around on me more than once before during an operation.... it REALLY
sucks. (yes mobility is nice for small shops though....)
2) I'd nuke the drawers or move them to the left so that the downdraft
port could go all the way under the carriage, even with the Incra Jig
all the way "back". What's the point of built-in dust collection if it
only works through 1/2 the range of your jig?.
3) widen the "right" side of the table so that Jig carriage isn't
hanging a foot off the edge of the table.... It's just begging to have
someone walk into it or have an 8' plank of hard maple fall on it and
trash your $200 jig (or does that sort of thing only happen in MY
shop?). AT LEAST do something about the fine-adjustment knob which is
just begging to snag on somebody's ribs.
4) I like how he did the split-fence thing, but that won't work with
the right angle jig that (I thought) comes with the fence.
Otherwise it's pretty whammy.
Nicew table, nice workmanship. But...
One thing I'd do differently is try not to pull the dust down but up,
on the notion that the less dust going down into the router the
better. I realize some is going to get down there (and you prolly
want to vacuum it out, but I'd rather not add encouragement toward
that end. fence has the dust port sucking it upward and out.
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