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Rockler Steel Router Table Cabinet

Heavy steel cabinet includes an integrated dust bucket for clean, dust-free routing, and creates abundant storage for your router accessories.
Item #
41427
Rating:
84% of 100

Heavy-duty galvanized steel construction gives the Rockler Steel Router Cabinet the heft and look of a shaper cabinet with convenient storage for tools, jigs, bits, wrenches, and more. Plus, work in a clean environment with an integrated dust bucket that features a recessed 4" dust port to connect directly to your dust collection system. Router Table Top, Drawer Box Kit, and Safety Switch Kit are available separately. This is the first-of-its kind router workstation made by Rockler woodworkers!


Features:
  • Heavy-duty galvanized steel construction gives it the heft and look of a shaper cabinet
  • Internal dust bucket
  • Enough storage to hold all your router accessories
  • Storage for router bits, wrenches, jigs, and more
  • Integrated dust collection provides a safe workspace and a cleaner cabinet
  • Internal dust bucket has a 4" recessed dust port that minimizes wall clearance when connecting to a dust collection system
  • Pre-drilled mounting holes compatible with all Rockler router tables as well as many brand name tables
  • Add a shelf or shop-made drawer with our Drawer/Shelf Bracket(#42724, sold separately)
  • Steel cabinet is pre-tapped for adding the optional Safety Router Switch (#20915, sold separately). Also required are Safety Switch Mounting Bracket (#42706, sold separately) and 1-3/4” Black Grommet (#50125, sold separately). Bracket installs quickly and easily because all holes match perfectly with the pre-tapped holes in the Router Cabinet.
  • A pair of heavy-duty casters and levelers give you mobility when you need it
(1) Rockler Steel Router Table Cabinet
(2) Heavy-duty casters and levelers
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 106.9000
Tech Spec
  • Material: Heavy-duty galvanized steel
  • Assembly required
  • Patent pending
  • Made in USA
Dimensions 35-1/2"H x 28"W x 18"D
4.2 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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Bench Dog Cast Iron Router Table Package
After checking some reviews on-line I thought I wanted to purchase this package, but was a bit nervous. Some buyers complained bitterly that the directions were unclear and/or lacking. Others that the (many) screw holes didn’t line up during assembly. So, after taking a look at it in the Rockler store in South Denver, I made the purchase (including all the bells and whistles) and headed for home in Kansas.

It turns out that all my fears were for naught. The directions were perfectly clear, and the assembly was a breeze. Only one screw hole didn’t line up well, but all it took was a punch to find the hole on the back side of the top shelf and a clamp with slight pressure diagonally across the top and it went right in.

That said, some common sense is required. For example, don’t tighten all the screws from the current step until the next step has been completed. Then go back and tighten them. Make sure the assembly is square and perpendicular at each step. Don’t force anything, etc.

I chose to substitute the Indra router lift for the Rockler lift included with the package. For an extra $30 it was well worth it.

I’ve had the unit together now for a couple of weeks and have used it on several occasions. All went according to plan.

I would highly recommend this router table package.
December 2, 2019
Purchased
2 weeks ago
GREAT overall stand but may require some additional hardware during assembly.
This stand is gorgeous and well made. Not a bit of dust escapes this thing if you assemble it right.

The one issue I had is that the self tapping screws that secure the top of the stand (under the actual router table) were too small. Too small in width and possibly length. Since this stand sits on 2 casters and 2 levelers, you have to move it like a wheel barrow. Not a big deal, but the first time I lifted on the router table to move the stand, every single screw popped out of top of the stand. Luckily I caught it quickly and avoided any damage.

I solved the issue by buying a pack of 1” 8-32 bolts with nuts. I removed all the self tapping screws and added the nuts and bolts in each hole and now the stand is rock solid. Not a super big issue but it was annoying having to run to the store and pay extra money to finish assembling this already pricey stand.

Also since I couldn’t find the answer to this question anywhere beforehand, the Ready2Rout motorized router lift WILL fit this stand and dust bucket. I was worried as I ordered both items at the same time and clearly knew the motorized lift was bigger than a normal one, but luckily it fits. It’s a little tight and you’ll have to tilt the lift hard to one side to get it in and out, but it fits none the less.
August 16, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rock Solid!
We purchased this cabinet for a high school woodworking program, so we needed something substantial that would live up to the rigors of inexperienced students. The cabinet arrived flat packed like Ikea furniture, but the comparison ends there: Ikea is particle board and vinyl veneer with cheap drawer slides and gaps you can drive a truck through; this is a quality product made of heavy gauge steel that is well thought out and will provide years of service.

As another reviewer pointed out there are a lot of machine screws that have to be installed to assemble the cabinet; if this cabinet were sold pre-assembled there would be rivets or spot welds in lieu of the screws. My colleague and I used a 12 volt impact gun judiciously, a #2 Phillips screwdriver, and a stubby #2 Phillips driver to assemble the cabinet - between the two of us shop teachers it took us an hour to assemble the cabinet. The instructions are clear and concise, anyone who has mechanical inclinations will have no troubles assembling the cabinet. Tip: Attach one of the three magnets included with the cabinet to your Phillips screwdriver to hold onto the screws (8-32 x 3/16" or 1/4") and a magnetic tip for your impact driver.

I highly recommend this cabinet, you will not be sorry you bought one, Well done Rockler!
June 19, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great cabinet
Just a beginner, but I wanted a good cabinet and this definitely fits the bill. A quality product that will last for years.
September 2, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very Sturdy
Very nice but a bear to assemble. Many, many little screws.
January 20, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great quality and Rock Solid after assemble!
The cabinet arrived packaged very well with no damage or missing parts. The instructions are good, all of the fasteners are bagged separately and all of the parts are labeled. There is a list of required tools. I would add to the tool list; if you have a flexible shaft magnetic screwdriver it will be a great benefit, a new #2 Philips driver and a vacuum would help. All of the large sheet metal parts were covered with foam beads from the packing. Due to static they are difficult to remove except with a vacuum. From the start of assembly I could see my #1 objection; all of the 171 screws to be installed are Philips head. IMHO it would be much better to make them hex head. I suppose there are 2 ways to look at Philips vs. hex in this assembly. Hex is much easier to tighten however the added strength would make it more likely to strip threads in the thin sheet metal. If I were to assemble another cabinet I would buy pop rivets to replace most of the screws. Having made the above statement about fasteners, of the 170+ screw holes I had only 2 holes that did not align up properly making it difficult to install the screws. Both of these screw holes were in the bottom rear skirt in each corner. Many of the screw holes are in tight areas thus the need for the flexible shaft screwdriver. Regarding the 2 cabinet levelers in the base; I will leave of the bottom nut and spot weld the top nut to the threads so it can be adjusted from inside the cabinet. This cabinet has very high quality CNC cut parts which accounts for the great fit. Looking at all of the sheet metal parts and the vast amount of screw holes, you would expect to encounter a lot of problems in assembly. In my assembly there were no problems to my amazement! I have a couple of woodworking buddies who asked why I didn't just build a mobile router cabinet. At 67 years old I like to maximize my time. I would rather use the time to build furniture and it also matches my cabinet saw! Take your time on assembly. There are a lot of screws to install and your hands are likely going to get tired. Where you have a great number of screws in 1 panel, leave them loose till all screws are installed then tighten. I would highly recommend this cabinet to anyone who is considering a purchase. After assembly it's rock solid.
January 1, 2014
I traveled to the Cambridge, MA....
I traveled to the Cambridge, MA. store to purchase my table about 180 miles roundtrip. It took me about 2 1/2 hours to fully assemble. I could not believe the quality of the sheet metal pieces. Typical sheet metal componets will have misaligned holes, but the Rockler table had none. This is testament to the quality of the manufacturing process. GREAT JOB ROCKLER!!!
January 29, 2012
I decided to up grade my...
I decided to up grade my router station in my shop with this cabinet coupled with the cast iron table top, deluxe Rockler fence, Porter Cable 7518 and the Incra master lift II. First everything was shipped quickly and recieved with no damage. I opened everything up on a Saturday morning and was routing test pieces that evening. This cabinet is very well designed, engineered and manufactored! Absolutely no problems occured during assembly other than hand fatigue due to the numerous small screws needed to be hand screwed. The instructions were detailed with plenty of photographs. I can't imagine ever wearing this cabinet and table top out. I would recommend this to anybody who has the room for a not so mobile router station.
December 19, 2011
I have been playing for 6...
I have been playing for 6 months with the idea of building my own router table to replace and old ramshackle one a decade old but never found the time. I saw this and leapt at it, between materials and time I figure I am ahead of the game. Although initially intimidating bags and bags of different size screws I was amazed how quickly it went together and also how well designed it is...many of the screws go into threaded holes which requires a high degree of manufacturing precision. End result a great, solid, storage galore router station.When you order add a 'Handle-on-Demand' suction cup handle to your order to enable you to move the table by lifting the end with the fixed floor levelers by attaching temporarily the suction cup handle to the side. This avoids putting strain on the top by lifting the whole works using the top as the handle.Great addition to the Rockler line of products.
May 3, 2011
Great cabinet but misleading overview
I bought this cabinet along with the Bench Dog Cast Iron table and other shown equipment. But the overview on the web page contains errors that you need to know. First the safety switch listed is no longer stocked so you must purchase Rocklers stocked switch. Problem is that it does not fit in the cabinet as easily as the shown switch. You must either manufacture some kind of bracket to install it as shown, or simply screw it to the outside of the cabinet and then cut a hole to route the cords into the cabinet. Secondly to mount one drawer you don’t need to buy the shelf brackets it talks about. The brackets that are provided to mount the dust bucket shelf to include the holes needed to mount drawer slides for the shown drawer. (Slides are not included) If you want a second drawer or shelf you need to purchase one set of brackets. Overall a great setup but the normally reliable Rockler needs to stop misleading their customers. I talked with support and they admitted it was misleading and said they would get it changed. Not seeing that yet.
August 21, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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I purchased this cabinet because of the excellent reviews.
William P on Dec 4, 2017
The cabinet is nice and sturdy. It would be better with wheels as it will scratch the floor if you try to move it and it is heavy to drag.
Todd M on Jan 1, 2017
I purchased this cabinet because of the excellent reviews.
William P on Dec 4, 2017
I chose the metal router cabinet to upgrade my home made router cabinet.
V M on Nov 25, 2017
The cabinet is nice and sturdy. It would be better with wheels as it will scratch the floor if you try to move it and it is heavy to drag.
Todd M on Jan 1, 2017
Sturdy and readily compatible with bench dog table top. Enclosed cabinet will lessen dust on items stored in cabinet.
John M on Nov 24, 2016
fits my bench dog table top. Parts fit precisely
Mike S on May 28, 2016
Great customer reviews and I have owned for six months and agree with them.
Keith H on Mar 4, 2016
Best option for my router cabinet plan. Expensive, but would take many hours to duplicate in shop using wood products
Medford Duffer on Jun 30, 2015
I chose the metal router cabinet to upgrade my home made router cabinet.
V M on Nov 25, 2017
Sturdy and readily compatible with bench dog table top. Enclosed cabinet will lessen dust on items stored in cabinet.
John M on Nov 24, 2016
Where can I find the drawer box kit shown in the pictures?
Brenner E on Oct 15, 2017
I have recently purchased this Router Table and want to know where I can order parts for it? I would like to add two shelves just like the one included and also need a door magnet (I lost it). I also would like to know where to get the wood drawer that is pictured or the plans to build it.
Rodney H on Dec 11, 2017
will my Bench Dog Tools 40-102 ProMax Cast Iron Router Table Extension work with this?
BobMc305 on Sep 4, 2019
Will a Triton TRA001 router, which is big, fit into the "dust bucket"?
David A. J on Jan 31, 2018
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