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 2013-08-09
Storage Location In the wood shop
Authorization Required No
Status Running
Value $600

Documentation *Bosch 1617 Router 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. This page includes all detail on i3detroit individual routers.
  • The cutter and collet care booklet under documentation has a lot of good information.


  • Read and Understand all safety instructions
  • 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


Read appropriate manuals before using tools

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
  • Reduce RPM Speeds for large bits
  • Use Feather board to hold work against fence or table
  • Never Climb Cut

Instructions for Incra (JessEm) router lift mechanism

  • Adjust using hex wrench located on the side of the table
  • Raise router so collet is above table height to access collet nut and shaft.
  • To raise your router, turn the height adjustment handle clockwise. To lower, turn the handle counter-clockwise.
  • Insert Rings are held in by magnet and are available with different hole sizes to accommodate router bits They are kept on a hook on the side of the router table

Instructions for DeWalt Router

This router is located in the metal file cabinet drawer Primary use of this router is for above the work routing of large items

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

Instructions for Bosh Router (mounted in router table)

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

DeWalt Trim Router

  • This router is located and stored in the metal file cabinet
  • Plunge router base is also available for this 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
  • Remove router bits and return to appropriate storage area



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