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  • #468374
    r-ice
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    Durham region, ON

    Okay I was wondering has anyone used this router table and tried to edge joint on it? If it works well enough i can skip a jointer if i am doing thinner stock i guess.

    #468398
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    Okay I was wondering has anyone used this router table and tried to edge joint on it? If it works well enough i can skip a jointer if i am doing thinner stock i guess.

    Thickness of the stock is not as important as length IMO. Holding straight and true over a short length is easily done on a router table; not so easy for long lengths. Same as a jointer, the outfeed side is set flush with the bit and infeed is set a little further back. Both sides need to be parallel.

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    #468484
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Okay I was wondering has anyone used this router table and tried to edge joint on it? If it works well enough i can skip a jointer if i am doing thinner stock i guess.

    Yes, but you’d want to build extensions for the existing fence. The secret to jointing is the fence length. Imperfections in the edge are held consistent on a longer fence and can be jointed out. With a short fence, it is much harder to get a true edge.

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    #468518
    MrFid
    Pro
    Sudbury, MA

    Okay I was wondering has anyone used this router table and tried to edge joint on it? If it works well enough i can skip a jointer if i am doing thinner stock i guess.

    Do you have a jointer? I hadn’t thought of using a router table as a sideways jointer, but generally I find that using one tool as a stand-in for another results in tough sledding, either result-wise or in practice. This also would only work for thinnish stock, depending on the length of the bit you’re using. Best of luck! Let us know how it goes.

    #468647

    I don’t see a problem with edge-jointing with shorter stock as long you can offset a small thickness on the out-feed fence. It is not an uncommon practice.

    #468681
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I don’t see a problem with edge-jointing with shorter stock as long you can offset a small thickness on the out-feed fence. It is not an uncommon practice.

    I do it all the time. In fact, my router table came with jointing bars. The fence has three different slots I can insert them for various cut depths..the bars can also be rotated 90* which doubles the number of cut depths to 6.

    As I mentioned above, without fence extensions, a router table is best left for jointing shorter stock.

    Jon P.
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    #468734
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I don’t see a problem with edge-jointing with shorter stock as long you can offset a small thickness on the out-feed fence. It is not an uncommon practice.

    I do it all the time. In fact, my router table came with jointing bars. The fence has three different slots in can insert them for various cut depths..the bars can also be rotated 90* which doubles the number of cut depths to 6.

    As I mentioned above, without fence extensions, a router table is best left for jointing shorter stock.

    What is the longest stock you’ve done on the router table with stock fence? I may have to make that my next redemption.

    #468882
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    I don’t see a problem with edge-jointing with shorter stock as long you can offset a small thickness on the out-feed fence. It is not an uncommon practice.

    I do it all the time. In fact, my router table came with jointing bars. The fence has three different slots in can insert them for various cut depths..the bars can also be rotated 90* which doubles the number of cut depths to 6.

    As I mentioned above, without fence extensions, a router table is best left for jointing shorter stock.

    What is the longest stock you’ve done on the router table with stock fence? I may have to make that my next redemption.

    I think I would start shopping for a jointer and save my piggies. You will get your moneys worth on your bench build alone. I just can’t see jointing 8/4 maple on a router table.
    There are lots of good 6″ jointers available for prices that won’t break the bank

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    #468897
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I don’t see a problem with edge-jointing with shorter stock as long you can offset a small thickness on the out-feed fence. It is not an uncommon practice.

    I do it all the time. In fact, my router table came with jointing bars. The fence has three different slots in can insert them for various cut depths..the bars can also be rotated 90* which doubles the number of cut depths to 6.

    As I mentioned above, without fence extensions, a router table is best left for jointing shorter stock.

    What is the longest stock you’ve done on the router table with stock fence? I may have to make that my next redemption.

    I think I would start shopping for a jointer and save my piggies. You will get your moneys worth on your bench build alone. I just can’t see jointing 8/4 maple on a router table.
    There are lots of good 6″ jointers available for prices that won’t break the bank

    I was debating between a jointer or bandsaw, lol… it was one or the other. I haven’t fully decided. I have been keeping an eye on kijiji for a decent jointer or bandsaw but nothing decent has come up so far.

    #468921
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    I don’t see a problem with edge-jointing with shorter stock as long you can offset a small thickness on the out-feed fence. It is not an uncommon practice.

    I do it all the time. In fact, my router table came with jointing bars. The fence has three different slots in can insert them for various cut depths..the bars can also be rotated 90* which doubles the number of cut depths to 6.

    As I mentioned above, without fence extensions, a router table is best left for jointing shorter stock.

    What is the longest stock you’ve done on the router table with stock fence? I may have to make that my next redemption.

    I think I would start shopping for a jointer and save my piggies. You will get your moneys worth on your bench build alone. I just can’t see jointing 8/4 maple on a router table.
    There are lots of good 6″ jointers available for prices that won’t break the bank

    I was debating between a jointer or bandsaw, lol… it was one or the other. I haven’t fully decided. I have been keeping an eye on kijiji for a decent jointer or bandsaw but nothing decent has come up so far.

    trust the kijiji tool fairy. Watch what is there every day. The right tool at the right time will eventually show up. Patience, grasshopper! lol

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    #468942
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I don’t see a problem with edge-jointing with shorter stock as long you can offset a small thickness on the out-feed fence. It is not an uncommon practice.

    I do it all the time. In fact, my router table came with jointing bars. The fence has three different slots in can insert them for various cut depths..the bars can also be rotated 90* which doubles the number of cut depths to 6.

    As I mentioned above, without fence extensions, a router table is best left for jointing shorter stock.

    What is the longest stock you’ve done on the router table with stock fence? I may have to make that my next redemption.

    I think I would start shopping for a jointer and save my piggies. You will get your moneys worth on your bench build alone. I just can’t see jointing 8/4 maple on a router table.
    There are lots of good 6″ jointers available for prices that won’t break the bank

    I was debating between a jointer or bandsaw, lol… it was one or the other. I haven’t fully decided. I have been keeping an eye on kijiji for a decent jointer or bandsaw but nothing decent has come up so far.

    I have a full size jointer in my shop that I never use . it is in great shape .Ill get a few pictures of it later today .

    #468944
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    trust the kijiji tool fairy. Watch what is there every day. The right tool at the right time will eventually show up. Patience, grasshopper! lol

    Ain’t that the truth. LOL

    I use to watch it every day and even then I’d either be a dollar short or a few minutes too late. 🙁

    A couple of years ago I had better luck at local lawn sales.

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    #468954
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    trust the kijiji tool fairy. Watch what is there every day. The right tool at the right time will eventually show up. Patience, grasshopper! lol

    Ain’t that the truth. LOL

    I use to watch it every day and even then I’d either be a dollar short or a few minutes too late. :(

    A couple of years ago I had better luck at local lawn sales.

    A year ago last summer, when we moved to this home, I had a box of hand tools and an empty shop. The kijiji fairy has been very good to me since then. Lawn sales here haven’t been all that productive for me but I still go to them in hopes of scoring.

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    #468961
    madman_us
    Pro
    Palm Springs, CA

    Did Bosch change the design of the RA1171 router table?
    At my local Lowes I seen that table with the flat laminated edging.
    (couple reviews are saying that edging comes off after awhile)
    did that happen to somebody so far?

    And then there is the; i call it updated version with a rounded edge. (don’t judge if im wrong 😛 )
    I dont know if its made ouf of rubber/wood or plastic.

    Attached 2 pictures I found on the internet.

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    #469004
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I don’t see a problem with edge-jointing with shorter stock as long you can offset a small thickness on the out-feed fence. It is not an uncommon practice.

    I do it all the time. In fact, my router table came with jointing bars. The fence has three different slots in can insert them for various cut depths..the bars can also be rotated 90* which doubles the number of cut depths to 6.

    As I mentioned above, without fence extensions, a router table is best left for jointing shorter stock.

    What is the longest stock you’ve done on the router table with stock fence? I may have to make that my next redemption.

    8 feet I would say.

    Jointing something that long is totally possible on a short fence but more passes are necessary and you’ll lose a bit if the width. If the board has a long bow in it and it spans longer than the fence length, you’ll have to straighten the board in smaller sections ( you want realize this, but that’s how it works).

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #469132
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    I tried jointing on my Bosch router table last year and actually made a short video about it. I took the video down though after I started the DP Shop Talk channel just because it wasn’t the video quality that I’m going for now. The router table did a good job of jointing the small piece that I tried but I wouldn’t use it for long pieces. I still don’t have my big jointer moved to my new shop so I may end up using the router table at some point for small edge jointing jobs.

    Dan

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    #469221
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I tried jointing on my Bosch router table last year and actually made a short video about it. I took the video down though after I started the DP Shop Talk channel just because it wasn’t the video quality that I’m going for now. The router table did a good job of jointing the small piece that I tried but I wouldn’t use it for long pieces. I still don’t have my big jointer moved to my new shop so I may end up using the router table at some point for small edge jointing jobs.

    If I had a jointer, I’d certainly be using it! I can’t believe you don’t have yours moved yet!

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #469263
    redwood
    Pro

    Are you guys aware that the Festool planer, a awesome tool in its own right, has a accessory table to convert it to a joiner.

    No, I don’t have one, but we demoed it in the Festool workshop that I went to.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
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    #469277
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    8 feet I would say.

    Jointing something that long is totally possible on a short fence but more passes are necessary and you’ll lose a bit if the width. If the board has a long bow in it and it spans longer than the fence length, you’ll have to straighten the board in smaller sections ( you want realize this, but that’s how it works).

    Jon,
    If you have a long board that does have a bow in it, are you marking it with a straight edge first to know what to remove? I guess because I have a jointer, never occurred to me to use the router table.

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    #469280
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I tried jointing on my Bosch router table last year and actually made a short video about it. I took the video down though after I started the DP Shop Talk channel just because it wasn’t the video quality that I’m going for now. The router table did a good job of jointing the small piece that I tried but I wouldn’t use it for long pieces. I still don’t have my big jointer moved to my new shop so I may end up using the router table at some point for small edge jointing jobs.

    Looking forward to when you get that video back up Dan. Sounds interesting.

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    Fayetteville, NC
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