Fitting the Next Router Table

With the plywood cabinet assembly complete, I could next look at installing my router table. Simply fitting my existing benchtop table (made about three-years ago) wouldn’t have worked. For starters, I’d have had to reduce its height by a few inches. One of the flaws in its design is that I wasn’t left with much arm room in which to fiddle with the collet when changing cutters. That’s why I decided to make a new unit (keeping the old top!) from 18mm MDF; most of which was salvaged from my previous table saw stand – if I hadn’t glued those joints though, it would’ve been much easier getting it all apart…

I decided I would try and use my extended table saw for some of these rips; mainly, because I couldn’t be bothered to get my saw horses out, setup the cutting table and also to mess around with the circular saw and guide again! These components weren’t as big as the plywood I was cutting before and, with the PK200’s fence G-cramped to one of my temporary width supports, I was able to make cuts as wide as 600mm and slightly more (not that I quite needed to cut such a width).

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