Rockler Router Table Removable Worktop
One way to conserve space in a small shop is to make your tools and workspaces multi-purpose. In keeping with that, this removable worktop lets you quickly convert your router table to a work table/assembly table. Machine the parts for a jewelry box with our Spline Jig or Box Joint Jig, then set the worktop in place and assemble your box. The top has a grid of lines in 1'' increments so you can square up assemblies and take rough measurements. The MDF material is dimensionally stable and stands up to heavy use.
- Quickly convert your router table to a work surface while protecting it from damage
- Miter bars lock into your router table's miter slot to secure worktop in place
- 1'' grid and protractor angles let you eyeball measurements or set a T-bevel gauge
- Handy conversion table from fractions to decimals, and imperial to metric
- Included hooks let you store the worktop on the back of the router table
- Hooks also hold your Rockler router table fence when worktop is in use
(2) Storage hooks
(2) Miter slot bars with hardware
5 months ago
7 months ago
2 weeks ago
I spent today assembling my new router table package with the work table top extra. Since my shop is very small, I was attracted to how the top stored by hanging on the rear of the router table (photos clearly show a few slots that are meant to hang the top when not in use).
The photos show that when the top is being used, the router fence, which also has slots, can be hung on the same brackets which hold the work top. Now, here is my only negative. in the work top's box, there is a plastic bag of parts. The hanging clips are easy to spot. However, there is no direction sheet indicating how to attach the clips to the router table.
There are parts that have no apparent use. They just don't seem to fit any hole, slot or anything else on the router table or the router stand. The first thought is that the clips should be screwed into the underside of the router table top. However, there are no screws to do this and no pre-drilled holes on the underside.
I spent a long time trying to figure out how the other parts could possibly be used and came up blank.
I figured I would just screw the clips in place using a few screws I already had. Not a big deal but adding 4 screws to the plastic bag of otherwise useless parts would have been nice.
The final issue is where to position the clips. Should be an easy job. However, the four slots in the work top don't line up with the four slots of the router table fence!
I ran out of time and will try to find out if there is actually a slot position on the fence and the work top that overlap but still allow the clip to fit, too. It seems like a really poor design that could have be so easy to fix by pre-drilling four holes in the router table and machining the work table top slots to line up with the fence slots.
2 months ago
8 months ago
I have actually re-purposed mine. I use it as a drafting table when designing simple projects... I am still old school and use a T square and triangles on paper to design my projects.