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Free Plan and Video: Stow-and-Go Router Table

comments (4) December 4th, 2008 in blogs

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CLICK HERE for free project plans and to watch a video for this Stow-and-Go Router Table. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE for free project plans and to watch a video for this Stow-and-Go Router Table.

After reviewing a collection of routers that feature a built-in router lift, we asked Fine Woodworking contributor Rollie Johnson to design a super-basic router table that made good use of this convenient feature. Dubbed the Stowe and Go Router Table, Rollie's creations is a portable unit with dust collection and a large tabletop. 

The legs on this router table are only part of the support system. The back edge of the tabletop also needs to be clamped to a heavy, stable surface such as a table saw extension or workbench. Once clamped to a worksurface, the legs are individually adjusted for added support. The benefit to this design is that it will work well on uneven floors, and provides a very sturdy footprint.

The project requires about a half sheet of plywood, a small supply of solid-wood lumber, a handful of hardware, a router mounting plate, and a router. 

CLICK HERE for free project plans and to watch a video for this Stow-and-Go Router Table.

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Comments (4)

michaelmaloney michaelmaloney writes: I'd like to see the plans for these actually. It looks like it can be easily folded up for storage, but I really can't quite tell with a static picture like this. Maybe we can get a little bit more instruction on how to get one of these made?
Posted: 2:28 am on January 14th

bobbyoh bobbyoh writes: I'm building the stow and go router table. The plans don't specify the Router bit hole in the fence.
Posted: 12:43 pm on January 10th

surin surin writes: It's very usefull for me to learn from this webside.
Make me know a lot of thchniques how to use router operation.
I realy appreciated that.

Posted: 12:09 am on January 19th

flipperene2 flipperene2 writes: I have one that is built in the early 80's one 3/4" plywood x3'x3'. The router is held by the plywood not by Plexiglas. I've made hole at 12" in the middle of the board, where the holes of the router were copied from its plate to the wood. Now underneath the other side 3" from the edge I put a 2x 4 pine. The 4" downward so it can be clamp to my Black & Decker workmate. I still use it to this day.

I do like this concept, because you can walk away with the router & more possibilities. Mine I have to unscrew leave the screw with the table, +++...
A very good system + it has a versatility that I see with this one than mine.
Posted: 2:36 pm on October 16th

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