How to make a table for manual router
Handyman, is engaged in manufacturing of furniture, it's hard to do without a compact milling machine. But the processing of very small pieces of such milling machine becomes difficult. To increase the functionality of the router can be, fixing it on the table to get a homemade vertical milling machine.
You will need:
- crafting table; - Board and batten; - Hacksaw on a tree; - Fasteners (bolts, nuts); - The router; - set of wrenches.
Instruction how to make a table for manual router
Use of the machine for the manufacture of a single table or attach the router to the surface of the workbench. The second method is useful if you have a well-trained work area and a separate workshop. But if you have to work at home, without a separate table is difficult to do.
Prepare a sheet of strong material about 5 mm thick (suitable sheet metal, PCB, plywood) and screws with countersunk cone head. Note that the sheet is too thick to limit the height of the work spindle; if the sheet is very thin, then the machine will be of vibration, it becomes unstable.
Place the router on the tabletop. Draw a pencil outline of the supporting sole. Use the jigsaw to saw out the countertop opening, following the intended path. The second way - choose a tool nest under the sheet metal box. The size of the square make about twice as large than the width of the base of the sole router.
If your router model has a plastic cover on the bottom, remove it. With this you get access to the holes for the fixing of standard rails. Remember that the main requirement to the table, which will set the router - to prevent the occurrence of vibration. In addition, the table design must ensure the availability of connection speed and the router to the table top.
The sheet is attached to the table top, cut a hole through which the spindle moves to the cutter. The diameter of the hole should not be less than the size of the largest mills, which you intend to use. The optimal size of the hole should be about 50 mm. Hole larger diameter may prevent the processing of the smallest details.
Attach the line to the table guide 150 mm in height, making it the center for propyl for milling. To fix the line do at the base and two parallel cuts. It is desirable that the guide was able to adjust the angle. In most tabletop drill two holes for mounting bolts.
Finally, set the table and easily accessible switch to the router, combining it with a socket to connect the device. As a result, you get a table for multipurpose milling machine.