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  • #16

    Re: Router Table Recommendations

    I have a Jessem table with lift. It takes a 1617 motor without the mounting base.

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    • #17

      Re: Router Table Recommendations

      Originally posted by dwoody View Post
      I have a Jessem table with lift. It takes a 1617 motor without the mounting base.
      Dennis - thanks!

      How do you change bits? Does the Jessem bring it up far enough to change bits above the table?

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      • #18

        Re: Router Table Recommendations

        Above the table and I have a Jessem lift now but I Click image for larger version

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        "Do it Right!"

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        • #19

          Re: Router Table Recommendations

          Originally posted by rfielder View Post
          A semi-off topic question for those with a Bosch 1617 router in a table:

          Do you do bit changes above the table, or do you remove the motor from the table to do bit changes?

          This question applies to both those using the Bosch mounting, and a third party router lift.

          Thanks!
          I have the Bosch MRP23EVS and have never removed it from the table. Bits are very easy to change in the table.

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          • #20

            Re: Router Table Recommendations

            pics for your consideration. #1 above table #2 fence behind router #3 fence sitting on TS fence #4 TS fence on the other side of the router.

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            Bit changes are dead simple. router is 1617. shop vac fits in round hole cut out. fence either side means I can stand on either side to feed in any direction I want. I could also simply clamp the router fence to the table and never use the TS fence. I've been meaning to make a new one for 10 years.
            "Do it Right!"

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            • #21

              Re: Router Table Recommendations

              Rockler has a new one that can be used on the bench or mounted on a wall. I have only seen it reviewed in Popular Woodworking(Feb 2019) but it looks like it could be stable. I have not looked at it on the Rockler site either.

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              • #22

                Re: Router Table Recommendations

                When you make your table I strongly recommend that you make a fully enclosed cabinet to house the router underneath the table. Equip the back or side of it with a 3 or 4 inch port to connect to your extraction system. This, combined with a port on the fence, will make a huge difference to extraction efficiency. Enclosing the router in this way will also make a significant difference to noise levels, particularly if you line it with acoustic foam. It would be good to see some pics of the finiished article.

                Jim

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                • #23

                  Re: Router Table Recommendations

                  Originally posted by Fetcham View Post
                  When you make your table I strongly recommend that you make a fully enclosed cabinet to house the router underneath the table. Equip the back or side of it with a 3 or 4 inch port to connect to your extraction system. This, combined with a port on the fence, will make a huge difference to extraction efficiency. Enclosing the router in this way will also make a significant difference to noise levels, particularly if you line it with acoustic foam. It would be good to see some pics of the finiished article.

                  Jim
                  I second that recommendation. I did it with mine and most of the dust has been eliminated, thought there are instances (like dados) where the dust cannot be captured with the collector. The door at the front is held in place by magnets. Since this pic was taken I have added a router lift.
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                  Cheers
                  Randy

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