Router Table

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Router Table
Router Table.jpg
Name Router Table
Zone Wood Shop
Owner i3Detroit
Make Model Rockler Table and Stand, Router Dewalt Owner Greg Smith
Part Number
Date Acquired
Storage Location In the wood shop
Authorization Required No
Status Running
Documentation * Chicago Trim Router Users Manual
Other References Please look over the

Cutter and Collet Care booklet


It is used as a support for Routing Wood, Includes storage drawers for bits, special router tools with additional routers stored underneath.


  • Please wear safety glasses! and hearing protection
  • Unplug Router when changing or adjusting bits
  • Connect shop vac to fence if appropriate for the work.
  • Remove, clean, and return router bits to storage drawers when finished
  • Clean wood chips and dust from floor and router table
  • If fence was remove, replace it on the table
  • Report Router bit damage to Coordinator
  • Report need of any new or additional bits to Coordinator


After selecting the router bit, inspect the bit for damage from previous use, dullness, chips or resin build up. Check bearing guides and bit shank to make sure it is clean and brits. do not use any bits with burrs on it as it will result in an inaccurate cut and may cause vibration. Do not over tighten the collet. Use only the provided wrenches, do not use pliers, channel locks or adjustable wrenches to tighten or loosen collets. Shank length, insert at least 3/4 of the shank into the collet, but do not allow the shank to bottom out. Maintain a bottom gap of about 1/8 inch.

  • Do not over-tighten collet nuts
  • Use Push Blocks to keep hands a safe distance from rotating bits
  • Take light cuts
  • Use Feather board to hold work against fence or table
  • Never Climb Cut

Instructions for DeWalt Router

  • Changing the Bit
    • Unplug Router
    • Use two DeWalt wrenches to loosen/tighten the collet nut

Instructions for Bosh Router

  • Changing the Bit
    • Unplug Router
    • Use two Bosh wrenches to loosen/tighten the collet nut
  • Adjusting the Height of the bid from above the router table
    • Use the hex wrench located in the tool drawer

Instructions for Chicago Orange Trim Router

  • Changing the Bit
    • Unplug Router
    • Use two wrenches to loosen/tighten the collet nut, Shaft special 10 mm wrench, Collet Nut 17 mm wrench

Maintenance Info

  • Clean Collets prior to using
  • Ball Bearing guides should be kept clean and free to rotate
  • Clean resin buildup on router bits with cleaning solvent