Power to the Router Table

If you are serious about router table work, you need a setup that incorporates a switched receptacle.

The advantages are several. Position the outlet next to the router, making it convenient to unplug when changing bits. (The main reason woodworkers fail to take this simple safety step is that it's inconvenient.) You can position an on-off switch where it's easy to find. (This is especially appealing when you need to kill the router fast.) You can add an outlet for something like a dust collector or a shop vacuum, making it switch-controlled: When the router goes on. so does the dust collector. (This works if your router has the "soft-start" feature, or if both router and dust collector are relatively low-amperage. But two high-amperage motors-—say, a 14-amp router and a 12-amp dust collector—kicking on at the same instant can overload a 20-amp circuit, tripping the breaker.)

To start, get some electrical supplies. With the wiring diagram, there's a list of the stuff I used. Everything should be available at your local building supplies emporium—with the exception of the through box, which you can get at an electrical supply house.

Begin by attaching the receptacle box to the router table. Install the plug on one end of the appli ance cable, and Insert the other end Into the switch box. Wire the switch following the wiring diagram, and install the switch plate. Likewise, wire the receptacle and install the receptacle plate.

Plug everything in. and you're ready to go.

Hardware

I through receptacle box I connector I single-pole switch I utility switch plate I duplex receptacle 1 utility receptacle plate I' Romex cable. 12/2 with ground I grounding clip or screw 1 crimp ring (for ground conductors) 10' to 20' cord, 16/2 type SJ 1 plug

Connect bare (ground) conductor to green (grounding) screw.

Connect white (neutral) conductor from incoming power cable to silver-colored terminal.

Through receptacle box

20-amp

Black (hot) conductor from incoming power cable.

Black (hot) conductor from switch to receptacle

Incoming power (12/2 cable)

Black (hot) conductor from incoming power cable.

WIRING DIAGRAM

20-amp

Black (hot) conductor from switch to receptacle

Connect black (hot) conductor from switch to brass-colored terminals.

Connect bare (ground) conductor to green (grounding) screw.

Incoming power (12/2 cable)

20-amp single-pole switch

Connect white (neutral) conductor from incoming power cable to silver-colored terminal.

Through receptacle box

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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