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Rockler Router Table Removable Worktop

Convert your router table to an open work table—a great space-saving solution for small shops!
Item #
52765
Rating:
90% of 100

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.


Features:

  • 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
(1) Rockler Router Table Removable Worktop
(2) Storage hooks
(2) Miter slot bars with hardware
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 11.5500
Tech Spec
  • Worktop Dimensions: 24'' x 32'' x 1/2'' thick
  • Worktop Material: Screen-printed MDF with clear coat and PVC edge banding
  • Compatible Miter Slot: 3/8'' x 3/4''
  • Router Table Compatibility: Fits all Rockler router tables and most others (some may require modification)
4.5 / 5.0
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Outstanding piece for maximizing space in my woodworks. Love the quality.
October 5, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great and useful idea.
Really nice layout and pattern table.
July 14, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great router table addition
Adds another work surface to the shop without having to worry about damaging the router table. I used it on a Kreg router table so I had to move the holes for the miter slot bars over 1". Easy enough to do. The Kreg table must not have the miter slot in the same place as the Rockler table. It worked fine as it was but I wanted it to be even with all the edges of the Kreg table. The miter slot bars can be adjusted so it fits on with just a bit of pressure and then it won't move around until you lift it up to remove it. Really couldn't be happier with it.
July 12, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Router Table Removable Top
If you have spent the money on real good router table and have a small work space, inevitably stuff gets put on it. Scratches, holes etc. follow. The top is awesome. You can do anything on it and it either cleans or smooths away. No damage to the router table top and the biggest thing is you are saving space in a small worikshop.
February 4, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect for my needs. You do need to pay attention when attaching the hangers so the slots of both the top and the router table fence will fit. My only complaint is that it would have been nice if it came with 4 screws to attach the hangers to the router table.
November 29, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
A Genius Idea
A few weeks before I saw this, my Kreg router table had an accident where it was used as an assembly table and a bunch of screw heads gouged the surface. As soon as I saw this advertised in a Rockler e-mail, I went to my local store to check it out. Got it home, nothing to drill, just the miter bars to position and it covers 99% of my Kreg table. A great idea well-executed
June 30, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great if You grab it on sale.
As a worktop, it's great. I have only my garage and some extra workspace is always appreciated. Knocked one star off because I have the Rockies Phenolic router table and you can't screw the hangers into the top. Plus the holes in the top to hang don't match up great with the holes in the pro fence. I ended up gluing a piece of wood under the lip of the table for the hangers and drilling slots in the fence so it could hang too. I would buy again on sale but not at full price.
June 29, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good product at sale price but there are complications
I own the complete Rockler router table setup, including the external safety switch and their dust bucket. The switch and dust bucket prevent hanging the cover both in front and back.
June 4, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Five star top but had to mark it down
I was doing some serious router table shopping when I stopped into my local Rockler store. I saw the top hung on the rear of a table that was on sale with a router and lots of extras that are really required for safe operation. I placed the order for the work top along with the router and table combo (#50122).

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.
April 6, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Extra work space
I like having the extra work space. I only gave it a 4 star since the top screws do not sit flat on the table top and the hanging tabs barely line up. The table notches and the fence notches barely line up for hanging the part you're not using.
October 22, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
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I have a Kreg folding work bench. When it is open it isn't flat. Usually not a problem but this will be useful when I need a flat surface and it will hang out of the way when not in use
Lance D on Oct 6, 2019
Can use router table as an assembly table.
William M on Aug 31, 2019
I have a Kreg folding work bench. When it is open it isn't flat. Usually not a problem but this will be useful when I need a flat surface and it will hang out of the way when not in use
Lance D on Oct 6, 2019
Spotted it why browsing. Good price, good product reviews.
John S on Sep 12, 2019
Can use router table as an assembly table.
William M on Aug 31, 2019
Real state in my shop is a premium, so every extra work surface is highly appreciated and this worktop will add it. Plus, it is on sale.
Jose J on Aug 26, 2019
This will give more workspace and assembly space in my small garage workshop.
Pat V on Jul 3, 2019
I have a small shop any extra work space will be a plus .
John C on Jun 2, 2019
I need the extra work space in my garage shop. This will also help protect my router table and it just went on sale.
Ryan E on May 31, 2019
Need the extra workspace
Richard M on Feb 25, 2019
Anniversary gift for my husband he can sure use it
timothy j on Feb 23, 2019
to save my router table I us it a lot for a work table
Michael S on Feb 21, 2019
On our wish list, good price! And to help keep Router Table Top in good shape, also a Rockler purchase.
Matt K on Feb 17, 2019
I can use this to cover my work table when working on small projects. Then lift up the worktop with the project and move it out of the way.
John on Feb 15, 2019
Save new router table top from damage. Small shop and need to max out workspaces.
STEVE O on Jan 13, 2019
wanting to save my router table top from any damage, I use it all the time for a assembly table.
Terry B on Dec 21, 2018
I'm bumping into things my shop's so small. Any extra workspace is a blessing so this will work beautifully!
William D on Dec 14, 2018
I chose this because it looks like a great layout worktop. Plus with a small shop I’m very limited on space. So being removable this caught my eye.
Chad H on Dec 14, 2018
Gives more room in my small shop for doing other work.
Joseph P on Dec 13, 2018
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Ruth T on Nov 23, 2018
Spotted it why browsing. Good price, good product reviews.
John S on Sep 12, 2019
Real state in my shop is a premium, so every extra work surface is highly appreciated and this worktop will add it. Plus, it is on sale.
Jose J on Aug 26, 2019
I don't understand about the miter slots....is there a raised strip on the bottom that fits into your table's miter slot to hold the board in position? If there is, is this strip fixed or easily moved? Really should include a picture of the bottom of the board. Thanks in advance for answers!
jniphone on Sep 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you look at the picture of the top you will see two holes which are for the screws that go with the miter slot bars that are under the table top. You tighten the screws to lock it in place. It is drilled for Rockler router table tops and may fit others without needing to drill new holes to match other brands.
Where do you mount the two hooks? On the table or steel frame?
Jason H on Mar 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: there are two options, you can attach to either... I have mine attached to the underside of the router top. You could also attach them to a wall and hang the top out of the way when using the router table.

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.
Will this work with the complete basic router table kit that was sold for a limited time, including being able to attach the hanger hooks to store the top and/or fence?
Erin M on Dec 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not sure what table you're referring to. I bought the removable worktop to go with this: Item #: 57301 It was a great addition to my small shop.
one of my hangers is squared and one has a slanted end. is this normal?
Laurab on Sep 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: both the hangers on my unit are at 90 degrees with just a little turn-up at the end to prevent the top from sliding off.
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