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Old 12-08-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
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hi there

I bought this router/table combo a few years ago, tried to use it a couple of times with terrible results and it has been buried in my garage since then. Let me tell you that I've been reading about it lately and no one seems to say nothing good, besides price, about this table.

Now I want a router table, to do some stuff, but I won't plan on using it that much to justify buying a much more expensive one, at the moment at least.

I'm attaching pictures so you can better understand my problem, I'm gonna try to explain it, but since I know myself very well I decided to add the pics

Basically the problem is the fence, there's no way I can align this thing. I've tried washers and sanding high spots on the cast parts, but still same deal. When I run my board before the bit there's no problem, but when the board enters the out-feed part of the fence it hits it, at that moment you're stuck or have to slightly move the board to be able to keep moving forward, causing a variation on the profile, making it unusable.

My thoughts : Make a new fence, but I don't know if that's a good idea, or how to make one, or if it's even gonna work. Or buying an aftermarket fence, but I don't know. You can tell I'm a complete newbie when it comes to this stuff, but we all have to start somewhere.

Please let me know what you thing, at this point I can even believe that whole thing might be assembled wrong.

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Old 12-08-2009, 01:50 AM   #2
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All shame aside, I have to admit it .. I'm stupid

That "difference" between the in-feed and out-feed fence is how much material are you removing lol.

But what happens when you want to use a ogee or raised panel bit ? you're using your edge and the material is being removed from the down face of the board , right ?

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Old 12-08-2009, 02:27 AM   #3
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Seems to me that you should be able to shim the right side of the fence, between the black and silver part. I'm not familiar with this product, but I see tightening knobs behind -- looks like it helps attach the black part. You mentioned using washers or shims. Did you try that on that part?
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Seems to me that you should be able to shim the right side of the fence, between the black and silver part. I'm not familiar with this product, but I see tightening knobs behind -- looks like it helps attach the black part. You mentioned using washers or shims. Did you try that on that part?
A good router table will have infeed and oufeed fences, which can be adjusted independently. There should be provisions for two adjustments for each fence. One to control the distance from the fence to the bit and the other to limit the exposed portion of the bit. I'm with Itsdanf, shim the infeed fence out. You may want to go to an auto parts store and get 1/32" thick older GM front end alignment shims.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:12 AM   #5
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Er-I have that same router table. I have many hours of use on it with no problem. In your pictures I see that you may have the black wood guide on your right side on backwards. The beveled edge on mine is near the cutter. The bevel gives the guide clearance when the fence is near the cutter, flip it end over end. The top picture is not real clear to me, but the guide on that side appears to be incorrectly installed also. Note the two clamp knobs which hold the entire fence in place: I changed the bolts on mine to longer carriage bolts with the heads filed down to fit into the slots underneath. I then found some spacers so that the clamp knobs would be higher up and easier to reach. Remember that this is not a real high dollar router table, it's basically, IMO, a home, use once-in-a-while version. I'm currently working on a fine adjustment to move the fence in/out. Thanks, David
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heh heh...
you guys need to count your blessings.....

i WISH i had YOUR problems! (see below)

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heh heh...
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i WISH i had YOUR problems! (see below)

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Mine's similar, except its stand is an old aquarium base. DM, you really should use two c clamps to hold your fence.
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The fence is clamped to the other router table just out of view
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The fence is clamped to the other router table just out of view
Wow DM is extremely fortunate to have 2 router tables
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He had to do something with the other half of that table.
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The fence is clamped to the other router table just out of view
yeah, but i figured i'd better just show you guys the GOOD one, so you wouldn't laugh at me....

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It's really all you need, a flat surface and a fence
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yup, at this point it's about all i can do... route the edges of my boxes... maybe a little roman ogee on the lids.... lol
i'd love a real one....

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But your using a decent Rockler bit.
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me? no, that's a ryobi bit. unless rockler makes them.

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