Router Table

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Router Table
Name Router Table
Owner i3
Make Model Rockler Table and Stand, Ryobi R160 1/4 Router owner i3, Router Dewalt Owner Greg Smith
Part Number
Date Acquired
Storage Location In the wood shop
Authorization Required
Other References Please look over Cutter and Collet Care


It is most often used as a support for Routing Wood, Includes storage for bits and additional routers


  • Please wear safety glasses! and hearing protection
  • Unplug Router when Changing or adjusting bits
  • Remove, clean, and return router bits to storage drawers when finished


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, using 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

Maintenance Info

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