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Shop-Built Folding Router Table

By: John Doyle
This briefcase-sized package transforms into a full-featured benchtop router table in minutes, and folds up for storage just as quick.

A full-sized, permanent router table setup might be a great solution — if you have the space. But if you only use a router table occasionally, or you need a mobile solution, this could be the answer.

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This benchtop tool features all the accuracy and stability you’d expect from a full-size router table. And when it’s time to store the table or take it to a job site, just remove the router, fold up the table, and it’s ready to go. This quick transformation is possible due to a unique design and readily available hardware.

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The sides of the table are hinged to fold like a book. The front and back are then fastened in place with threaded knobs. Finally, the fence detaches from the top to become the handle for transporting and storing the table.

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You can find the step-by-step plans to build this Folding Router Table from WoodsmithPlans.com.

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Published: March 17, 2022
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