The Routing with Denis router table top - specifications

Size of top:

  • 812 mm x 612 mm x 30 mm (the same as router tables marketed in the USA: 32" x 24" x 1¼" - this size optimises the use of a standard 9' by 6' sheet of MDF)

Construction of top:

  • Laminated MDF faced on top and bottom with Formica (balanced construction). Lamination is done using Alcolin Ultra glue - see first photo.
    • Top and bottom – 0,7 mm white Formica /
    • Core – top layer 12 mm MDF, bottom layer 16 mm MDF
  • Hardwood edging (6 mm thick) to protect Formica (not 2 mm plastic)
  • Strength and stability not compromised by unnecessary mitre gauge slot and T-track slots
  • Braced with 40 mm x 35 mm laminated wooden strips. A router table can sag as the result of the weight of the machine (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and the downward pressure when routing.
  • Recess in top to take press-fit reducer rings (not used with the drop-in plate version)
  • Router mounted off centre in order to maximise use of top
  • Fitted with two 100 mm butt hinges if a tilt-top version is required (not necessary if using a Triton router) – (additional charge)
  • A drop-in plate version is also available - typically used with a shared 1/4" router

Fitting of router:

  • Custom fitting of your router using a 230 mm x 230 mm positioning plate which has an opening the exact size of the router base
  • Positioning plate takes sideways thrust not the mounting bolts. No lateral movement of router due to cutting and feeding pressure.
  • Positioning plate can be replaced if router is replaced with different make/model (will have to drill new mounting holes)
  • Positioning plate not used with drop-in plate version - a recess cut in the drop-in plate provides the same function

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  • Laminating top

  • Bracing

  • Positioning plate

  • Reducing ‘rings’

 Last updated 18 March 2017