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Router Table Tips
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Hello everyone!I am new to the site and will be purchasing the new Kreg Router table (Item# PRS1045) as soon as it becomes available. I've always enjoyed building wood projects but have zero…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve deshasier sr Apr 2, 2015.

 

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Josh F left a comment for Jay Boutwell
"Thank you Jay for responding and giving me some tips before attempting to mount my Triton to the new Kreg router table. I've gone over the instructions and its all seems pretty straigtforward. I did opt to purchase the mounting plate…"
Apr 23, 2015
james wilhelm left a comment for Josh F
"Jay , another very good post with lot,s of information , thanks for helping another member on the site , well done as all way,s , JIM !!"
Apr 23, 2015
Jay Boutwell left a comment for Josh F
"Excellent choices and I am comfident that you will enjoy using the combinations.  The triton is an excellent router and the somerfeld bit are second to none.  The main things to remember in their use is not to use escessive force and allow…"
Apr 23, 2015
Josh F left a comment for Jay Boutwell
"Hi Jay! A month or so ago you welcomed me to the group and gave me some good suggestions regarding using a router table for the first time. Well, with your feedback in mind, I went out and bought the new Kreg router table system, Triton TRA001…"
Apr 22, 2015
steve deshasier sr replied to Josh F's discussion 'Router Table Tips'
"router tables are all about set up, you have to check an then recheck, an then check again. is that to many checks ? loooool. good luck"
Apr 2, 2015
Ken Darga replied to Josh F's discussion 'Router Table Tips'
"Josh, There are several discussions on router tables & routers. Perhaps you can find some helpful info in the following: 1.  You can do a search, using the "search field", located in the upper right hand corner of this…"
Mar 30, 2015
michael evans replied to Josh F's discussion 'Router Table Tips'
"Hi Josh , I am the same as Jay use Triton routers especially like the tra 001 very good in a table .The motor does not stall under load and that above table adjuster is great."
Mar 30, 2015
Jay Boutwell replied to Josh F's discussion 'Router Table Tips'
"Hi Josh, I use mostly sommerfeld bits available at www.sommerfeldtools.com.  I also use whiteside for some smaller routing projects like making molding.  The table I have is one made by sommerfeld tools and is a custom table that just…"
Mar 30, 2015
Josh F replied to Josh F's discussion 'Router Table Tips'
"Thanks Jay & Michael! The suggestions are great and I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out. Any thoughts on a particular router? Are you using a kreg table? Are there any other table "extras" or accessories that I…"
Mar 29, 2015
Jay Boutwell replied to Josh F's discussion 'Router Table Tips'
"Hi Josh,  gaining experience on a router table is one that will take you many hours to become fully acquainted with everything that you can do on a router table.  Get started  by becoming fully aware of all of the safety issues just…"
Mar 29, 2015
michael evans replied to Josh F's discussion 'Router Table Tips'
"Hi Josh take it slow and easy your be fine , if making dadoes or rabbets lots of shallow passes rather than deep passes which will cause tear out and could potential rip the work piece out of your hands. If edge shaping such as using a round over…"
Mar 29, 2015
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Router Table Tips

Hello everyone!I am new to the site and will be purchasing the new Kreg Router table (Item# PRS1045) as soon as it becomes available. I've always enjoyed building wood projects but have zero expierence using a router or router table. Any tips for me of pitfalls to avoid? Router suggestions? I'm leaning towards the Milwaukee 5616-24. Thanks & I appreciate any feedback!See More
Mar 28, 2015

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At 11:31am on April 23, 2015, james wilhelm said…

Jay , another very good post with lot,s of information , thanks for helping another member on the site , well done as all way,s , JIM !!

At 10:13am on April 23, 2015, Jay Boutwell said…

Excellent choices and I am comfident that you will enjoy using the combinations.  The triton is an excellent router and the somerfeld bit are second to none.  The main things to remember in their use is not to use escessive force and allow the bits adn the router to do the work for you meaning do take excessive large cuts ie each pass but make multiple passes.  This results in a clean cut with less wear adn tear on your equiptment.  Remember heat is the enemy of most things when it come to woodworking.

 

I attaching th router to the table which In the Kreg table it has the removeable plate of which I am not certain if it is bored for the mounting holes of the triton however It may be.  If not you will have to bore your own mounting holes and in doing so make sure the router collett is dead center with the center of the mounting plate.

Make sure the router is attached evenly to the plate and before mounting remove the black plastic base from the bottom of the router motor and keep them and the screws seperate and in a secure location so you can use them if you need to use the router motor for a hand held router.  It is best however to mount the router and dedicate it to the table use only as the removal and re installation can become a major operation to attach it in its exact location. 

Obtain longer mounting screws and to make sure you have enough threads to firmly tighten the base to mounting plate.  Position the router so that the crank will aline it self in a position so that you can use the through the table crank.  Here again I am not familiar with the mounting plate in the Kreg table as to where or not it is correctly bored for the triton.  I have a sommerfeld table and it is a no non-sense table that comes pre-bored for the triton router and attachment to the table top is straight forward.  I am sure that there are mounting directions supplied with the kreg table and if you follow them you will have no problems making a correct mounting of the router.

With out knowing of some specific questions that you have it is hard for me to make a clear explaination of how to tell you about your task at hand.

If there is any problems or specific areas of concern and you wish my assistance and or opinions feel free to contact me with them. 

Have a good day and enjoy your work with your new tools, take your time in setting up your router table as taking your time and performing it correctly will result in a satisfaction of being able to produce many fine woodworking project with an emense amount of pleasure doing it. 

 
 
 

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