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Wise Buys: Rev Up Your Router Table

Our editors choose four accessories that will dramatically improve your table's performance.

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Woodpeckers Router Table Fence, #LEFNC616

Woodpeckers Router Table Fence, #LEFNC616

Editor test-drive:

Let's start with a must-have: a good fence. It's essential for accuracy, dust collection, and safety. I really like this Woodpeckers fence because you get everything you need: tall fence panels, T-slots, a dust port that actually fits my shop vacuum, leveling screws to keep the fence square to the table, shims for offset jointing, and a see-through bit guard.

-- Tested by Kevin Boyle, Senior Design Editor


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Comments (4)
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paulelaine wrote:

Please be aware the the switch is NOT UL listed (nor listed by any other agency that does certification) nor or there any electrical capacities (amps, volts) noted on the box or on the switch itself. I wrote to Rockler about this and really did not receive an acceptable reply. Other companies make switches that are listed by UL, etc.

9/19/2013 10:36:56 AM Report Abuse
dick2589552 wrote:

I have mine plugged into a foot switch. Take my foot off the switch and it stops. No need to reach under the router, or take your hands or eyes off the work piece.

9/19/2013 10:07:01 AM Report Abuse
RedneckRev wrote:

I prefer this power safety switch over any other I have seen. I have used it and it give the operator the ability to shut the power tool off safely without having to let go of the project. This helps prevent a possible an injury from kick-back or a damaged project piece. More control equals more safety.

4/4/2013 10:05:40 PM Report Abuse
rwdex wrote:

I mounted this switch on my table with a slight modification. The under side of my table is boxed for dust collection so I routed the output cord through a handi-box recep on the out side and then into the enclosure to accept the router cord. I can now turn my dust collector on/off along with my router.

9/10/2010 09:52:16 AM Report Abuse

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