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  • #58291
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I had the router idea even before I saw he did it.

    #58373
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Edge guide, bushings, good bits.. these are the main starters, from there the sky is the limit.

    Dovetail Jigs, tables, thread cutting jigs, dust collection, and a load of others

    #58397

    That is a nice set-up. I have always wondered about adding a table to my saw but thought it might get in the way when switching between operations.

    Orange County, CA

    #58438

    That is a nice set-up. I have always wondered about adding a table to my saw but thought it might get in the way when switching between operations.

    The picture notes that it can dismount and then hang under the saw somewhere, so I would imagine it wouldn’t be too hard to switch it in and out… At least, I would hope not – otherwise your concern would invalidate the usefulness of it.

    John S

    #243008
    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    that bench dog table is next on my purchase list

    #244263

    that bench dog table is next on my purchase list



    @crotalusco
    – any reason you are thinking the bench dog table over something like the bosch bench top option?

    John S

    #244281
    davper
    Pro

    Dust Collection and quality bits. Everything else depends on the type of work you are doing.

    I am not a pro. But I play one at home.

    I am just here for l-boxx porn.

    #244482
    staker
    Pro

    The dovetail and box joint jigs are nice to have, and bushing kit.

    #244788
    staker
    Pro

    I found this and think it should be added to the list here on BTP, I couldn’t find the link for proper placement.

    2610923193

    http://www.boschtools.com/Products/Tools/Pages/BoschProductDetail.aspx?pid=2610923193

    #244810
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Whats the deal with these router tables and base plates? Do most router tables come with their own router? Or can any fixed base router be used with the plates they come with?

    I want to start using my routers for more things. I only use them for mortising a door, easing an edge or making a profile. I should expand my knowledge with these.

    Been looking at that porter cable edge guide for some time as well but never picked it up.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #244812
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    One more question I have viewed some videos where guys make jigs for shelf dados. They seem to make 1 pass. I thought they didnt make bits that matched plywood thickness’s. I thought it was a common problem.

    Sorry to jump topic

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #244826
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Whats the deal with these router tables and base plates? Do most router tables come with their own router? Or can any fixed base router be used with the plates they come with?

    I want to start using my routers for more things. I only use them for mortising a door, easing an edge or making a profile. I should expand my knowledge with these.

    Been looking at that porter cable edge guide for some time as well but never picked it up.



    @TopNotch

    I bought my set up from Rockler. They sell everything seperately (top, stand, insert, fence). None of their packages include a router btw. Generally, the table either comes with a universal mounting plate or you’ll choose a brand specific plate to fit the table. (Rockler has 4-5 plates that fit all of the available mounting configurations across all available brands).

    Options like Bosch offers will include a stand, top and fence. The plate to mount he router will have about a dozen holes in it, but your router will utilize only a few of them. This allows a single plate to accept multiple brands of routers.

    Undrilled blank plates are available also. Just add mounting holes to fit your specific router.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
    https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/
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    #244832
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    One more question I have viewed some videos where guys make jigs for shelf dados. They seem to make 1 pass. I thought they didnt make bits that matched plywood thickness’s. I thought it was a common problem.

    Sorry to jump topic

    You can buy undersized bits specially made for plywood.

    http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/150756/Whiteside-3-Piece-Undersized-Plywood-Dado-Router-Bit-Set-With-12-Shank.aspx

    This is what I use.

    I make sequentially deeper pass until I reach the desired depth. It’s better on the bit, easier on the routers motor and reduces tear out.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
    https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/
    Instagram

    #244836
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I bought a Rosseau table and Ihad to drill the plate for the Freud router I was putting in it. I think if you were to get a Bosch table, it would be set up to accept most Bosch routers without additional drilling.



    @TopNotch

    #244842
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Thanks Jon, Thanks Kurt

    Jon I thought multiple passes were needed, I was surprised when I saw that video. Do you use a collars or just allow room in the jog for the router base?

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #244855
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I have the CMT undersized set. they work great. Probably one of the best products that bit manufacturers have come out with.

    #244892
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Thanks Jon, Thanks Kurt

    Jon I thought multiple passes were needed, I was surprised when I saw that video. Do you use a collars or just allow room in the jog for the router base?



    @TopNotch

    Can you post the video in question? I’m not exactly sure what you are asking.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
    https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/
    Instagram

    #244945

    I found this and think it should be added to the list here on BTP, I couldn’t find the link for proper placement.

    2610923193

    http://www.boschtools.com/Products/Tools/Pages/BoschProductDetail.aspx?pid=2610923193



    @staker
    – anytime there is something you want added to the list, just PM or email Jim (bethepro is his username or bethepro@bethepro.com is his email)

    John S

    #244963
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    depending on what your using it for jigs are essential. especially for trim carpenters.. for mortising hinges in doors and making cutouts for outlets in cabinets

    on the bit note.. i really should take inventory on the condition of some of my bits to see what ones need to be replaced. my most common ones are probably getting close to being burnt up. my hinge mortise bit especially

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #245739
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    @jponto07

    At about 13:30

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

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