a Router/Shaper Table for use with a Moto Tool
This is not the router table that I recommend you make. I have kept this article posted because it
contains good information about using the table that I refer to in the
article about making a better router table.
A router/shaper table is a really great tool for accomplishing a lot of tasks faster
and more accurately than by other means. I looked at the Dremel router/shaper table on display in a store. The table was
obviously warped — probably from when it cooled
after being pulled from the mold.
I decided it would be better to make my own to include quality that is lacking from the Dremel. It is
important the table is flat and not flexible.
I use my router table for a variety of tasks. Often I use it to
relieve an area so that I can add a reinforcing piece. I also use it
to shape edges and as a stationary sander. The table is easy to make
and very inexpensive assuming you already have a
You will need some type of fence and possibly a miter gauge. I originally used the fence from my
table saw which is
dangerous. When I first built my router table I didn't know anything about router tables. I've used the
table quite a bit since I built it and have learned a lot.
A straight fence is the most useful but a split fence allows the table to be used as a jointer. Any fence you
use must have an opening that will pass any bits you plan to use. In general the center of the bit must be
behind the face of the fence. Using a fence for a table saw puts the bit in front of the fence which is wrong.