What are wood router tables used for? Learn how to do woodworking with routers in this home maintenance video.
Hi I'm Kevin and I am with expertvillage.com and I am going to talk to you a little about router tables. With a router there is many jobs you can do, hand held, but if you mount a router to a table, your are really able to do a lot of things you can't do with a hand held router and those things you can do faster and better. So when you are creating a router table, what you want to do is, you take the base off the router and you're going to cut a hole this size in the table and you're going to mount this up from underneath there and that way you can just slide this guy in from the bottom and twist it in. It's a good idea to go ahead and invest in another base, one that stays attached to the table full time and then another base that you can just slide on when you are using it in the hand held position. But the advantages of having a router table are for a piece as for this for instance, that is only about 3/4 inches wide, that you may want to machine with a profile or anything else, a rabbiting bit, is when you go to hold this thing on there, it going to be prone to leaning over one way or another. Where as when you are on a router table, you can rest this thing directly on the table; you can get a push stick and keep it nice and flat on the table, without having to worry about the router leaning over one way or another. Another thing is if you have a whole stack of these to do, rather than run the router over, then turn it off, grab another piece, set it up. You can just run these one right after another on the router table without having to turn the machine off at all.