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Convertible Benchtop Router Table From Rockler

Convertible Benchtop Router Table From Rockler

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Chris   August 10, 2018  
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Convertible Benchtop Router Table From Rockler

One of the things I really like about Rockler is that they find a way to innovate the "accessories" of the workshop. While everyone else is making the power tools, Rockler is taking the attachments that go on the power tools and is making them better for the average woodworker. Their latest router table is just another fine example of what I mean; It's a Convertible Benchtop Router Table that won't take up much space.

I don't find myself using a router table very often, so it wouldn't make much sense for me to outfit my shop with a what you might call a typical router table. My go-to method is to simply clamp my router in a vise and let the baseplate of the router act as a mini table. While this works for most of my needs, I do have to use an extra bit of care to ensure that nothing goes wrong.

The new Rockler Convertible Benchtop Router Table would be perfect for someone like me. It is small and portable enough to fit on a workbench, yet provides a big enough table top for my routing tasks or even some box-joint making. The "x" configuration of the table provides a sturdy base that can be clamped or screwed to a benchtop to ensure that it doesn't slip during use. If working from a workbench isn't your thing, it can also be converted to mount and use on a wall.

The Rockler Convertible Benchtop Router Table features a 1-1/8" thick melamine-coated MDF top, standard miter slot that fits a miter gauge or other jigs. Also included is an aluminum fence with 2-1/2" dust port and bit guard, adjustable fence faces with T-slots for feather boards and jigs.

Switching from Table to Freehand routing doesn't look difficult at all. The system replaces the stock router baseplate with one that works for both the table and for freehand use. Its two-part design of the plate ensures that the router can be mounted in the table at whichever angle best suits your needs, while also providing both a square and rounded edge for freehand and template use.

When purchasing Rockler's Convertible Benchtop Router Table, you can choose a package that is either compatible with mid-sized routers or one that fits compact routers ($199.99). A third option includes baseplates for both ($219.99). - Rockler

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