you’re designing a brand new router table or just want
to update your existing one, the first concern, of course,
is the router itself.
shops like to go with a model that offers at least two collets,
one for 1/4" bit shanks and the other for 1/2". Some cabinetmakers
prefer to mount a plunge router in their table: their work
calls for a lot of dadoes and rabbets that are plowed in two
passes, and a plunge router offers faster bit height changing.
primarily build fine furniture and I favour a fixed-base model
that lets me change bits easily and make very accurate micro-adjustments.
motor in the 1850w range, like the DW625, is essential for
large diameter cuts such as raised panels and wide mouldings.
Dust collection like the one available on the DW621 is a nice
models let the bit build up to its optimum revolutions before
contacting the workpiece, so they deliver a cleaner cut with
less wear on the motor.
router with adjustable speed lets the operator dial slower
speeds for large bits, to avoid burning and excessive wear.
soft start and variable speed features are available on DEWALT