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    [QUOTE=Whiterabbit;14667]
    Quote Originally Posted by n_olympios View Post

    My last router table refurbish project, I added a cabinet below the table so I could later punch a 6" hole in it and fasten a 6" pipe flange for the dust collector. Which was punched for a 4" pipe for the fence.

    It is awesome. I definitely recommend incorporating a cabinet into the design.
    Completely agree. Mine is going to be a router table/work bench/tool storage/saw table catch table

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_olympios View Post
    You obviously failed to see the ironic point I was trying to pass.
    Your "ironic point" was not missed but ignored. The point of my post was to provide information for the MANY people that don't use a respirator while working MDF.
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    And a very valid point it is indeed (yours, not mine).

    Regarding the router table cabinet, from what I've seen it does miracles when used together with a dust collector. Let's hope mine doesn't take too long to build.
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    There are a ton of resources. Best design I've seen had three DC hookups. one under the table, one on the fence, and another on a shroud at the table edges to "catch" the dust that invariable flies sideways. Hits a blast shield made of a curtain (sewn fabric with internal chains to keep it heavy) at the table edges, that's where it gets vacuumed up.

    My table only has two ports, but I made sure the fence got a 4" pipe and the cabinet a 6" pipe, rather than the rockler style 4"/2" adapter. pain to build, but worth it.

    The only dust that escapes my table is that stuff shot sideways (and there is ALOT of it!) because I don't want to build that chain-curtain thing.

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    I am going with the 4"/2" plan for now. hopefully it will be good enough. I will have a 1500CFM DC for just that tool.

    I only get about 3-4 hours a week to work on it, so i have been working on it for a 2 months, lol. next step is drawer slides and actually buying a router, lol. looks like the bosch 1617 EVS is in my future.

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    One thing I know for sure, if your tabletop is gonna be as big as the cabinet, you'll be on cloud 9 when pushing your first work pieces around on it. Having "walking around" space is so nice on a router.

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    table top itself is 4' by 2' with an additional 2' drop leaf on the in-feed side if I need it. (making it 6' x 2') the fence will be about 28" split fence. I am hoping it will do all I need.

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    the lastest thing I added. gas charged ram to open the router table top. (yes the bolts need trimming, lol)




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    be easier to just read it here. suffice to say drawer slides are harder to install than they look, lol.

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