November 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm #57987
What do you consider essential accessories for your router?
-Edge guides? (http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-RA1054-Deluxe-Extraction-Adapter/dp/B00005RHPP)
John SNovember 13, 2013 at 8:02 pm #57996kzcarpPro
An edge guide like this one:
and a home-made trammel for cutting out circles or parts of circles.
And lots of high quality bits.
kevinNovember 13, 2013 at 8:05 pm #57997MKE_VoltageModeratorSaint Francis, WI
What I am thinking would be essential right about now would be a table for my router. I have a fixed depth router that would be great under a table but I just haven’t found a good table yet.November 13, 2013 at 8:41 pm #58024redwoodPro
All my routers have edge guides, some better then others. We have to do a lot of dadoing for wireing and such.
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www.creative-redwood-designs.comNovember 13, 2013 at 8:51 pm #58032cranbrook2ProBelgrave, Ontario , Canada
Edge guide , I have various wheel jigs and I like that they are all plunge routersNovember 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm #58056
Edge guide for sure
Bushings for template work
DC is a must-have for me now
Router bits 🙂
MFS Template system — so I can make just about anything/any jig I need
Orange County, CANovember 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm #58060
I just quickly scanned through this whole doc, which demonstrates some of the different potential uses of the MSF template system… very impressive
John SNovember 13, 2013 at 10:01 pm #58061
Yep — it is very nice. You are only limited to your imagination. You use the template to cut MDF or something to make a template for your keeper piece — makinig arcs or circles, for example — I would not want to commit to cutting a table top right from the MFS – -I would rather mess up a piece of MDF, refine it and then use that as a template for the real deal.
Orange County, CANovember 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm #58064
If you were to get a Festool-only router setup, it sure seems that the $$ keeps racking up real quick. That makes me like some of the accessories the guys mentioned earlier a bit more 🙂
John SNovember 13, 2013 at 11:34 pm #58079
It does, but considering how well the stuff works and lasts it does not seem so bad. Festool really does provide a lot of value — you just have to get over the initial cost.
Orange County, CANovember 14, 2013 at 2:51 am #58118
The good tools make their money back and make your job easier.November 14, 2013 at 8:39 am #58157
I did not see anyone mention a router mat. These are nice to have when routing something not attached to anything yet.November 14, 2013 at 9:38 am #58179MKE_VoltageModeratorSaint Francis, WI
Does anyone have the Bosch router and table setup? Or recommend a universal router table that I could potentially use with my Hitachi router?
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I think generally people think the Bosch benchtop router table is pretty decent. It is definitely better than the other options around that price. But for a little bit more, the Kreg and Bench Dog benchtop router tables are supposed to be very good.
John SNovember 14, 2013 at 10:46 am #58208
I think that these are good products. I have a small Bench Dog and it is awesome.
Orange County, CANovember 14, 2013 at 11:13 am #58213
I have a full sized table for the shop. One friend had a Kreg and I felt it was not sturdy enough when I looked at it (he was selling it). I have another friend that has a Bench Dog and he highly recommended his when we spoke about portable router tables.November 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm #58224
Wow that cast iron table looks super good!November 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm #58277
Wow that cast iron table looks super good!
I suppose rather than getting a benchtop router table you could always just add it as an extension to your table saw!
Another option I have toyed with myself is doing the Paulk workbench v.2 which has a router table built into the bench….
John SNovember 14, 2013 at 2:17 pm #58284
Did you get the V.2 plans?November 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm #58288
Not yet – I just don’t think I have enough room in my shop for it, even though I like a lot of what he has done. But the fact he added the ability to add a router and fence to his table is a great upgrade to it
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