Safety First

A bit guard is just as necessary on this router table as it Ls on others.

The L-shaped guard shown is much like the one used on the L-shaped router table fence, detailed in the next chapter, "Router Table Accessories." It is secured by a couple of plastic knobs (available from Reid Tool Supply Co.. pan #DK-44: see "Sources" on page 337) with studs that turn into threaded holes in the mounting plate. The slotted extension is a couple of inches longer than the guard made for the fence, and we didn't cut the slots through the edge. This way. the guard won't fall off completely when the mounting knobs are loosened.

How Keep From Nut Unthreading

tcred across the thickness of the board at the kerf mark.

Glue an insert into each. Thread the adjuster rod through the T-nut and on down to the bolt. Turn a hex nut on each adjuster rod. then turn on the knob. After the knob seats, spin the nut up against the knob and jam it tight with a wrench; that will keep the knob from unthreading from the rod when you make adjustments.

Install the router, and you are ready to do some real work!

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ROUTER TABLE ACCESSORIES

Your router table is only as versatile as the accessories you have for it. In this chapter, you'll find a basic selection, to which you can add a dozen more by simply paging through the rest of the book. All of the accessories here are sealed to the cabinet table, which is the most used of the several in the Rodale shop.

Altering the dimensions to suit your router table should be easy.

The basic list of accessories isn't long: a fence, a bit guard, a push sled, a dust pickup. To these we've added an overarm guide pin. which turns your router table into a pin router.

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