Monday, February 25, 2013

Router Switch Done

Router safety switch - final mount
Tonite I finally had time to finish mounting the router safety switch on the table saw the way I like it.  The first mount hanger I fabricated was too small and the material too light, but it proved the concept.  (See A Day in the Shop)  So I rebuilt it using a larger piece of steel and a thicker gage.  It was more difficult to cut, bend, and drill this way, but well worth the time and effort.  I also slathered a couple coats of paint on it to keep it from rusting.  This one doesn't budge when touched.  So it's a keeper.
Much more room for a screwdriver!
I also installed a hook on the side of the saw cabinet to hang the router and safety switch cords on.  This will keep them off the floor and out of the way.  I bought two hooks like this, one for each cord, but if just this one works I won't bother putting the other one on.  We'll see over time.
Cord hook
The only thing left to make this a fully functional router station system is to build the fence.  And that's about to happen soon.  The final coats of finish are on the tables now and they're just about ready to transport to the office.   Tonite I put a coat of wax on them and installed the mounting rails on the cpu cabinet.  All that's left is to flip the main table and install the cpu cabinet sliders on the underside and the shop will be mine again!  It'll be nice to get the truck back inside at night.
Cord hook at work
I'm not much looking forward to the installation job at the office... but that's another story for another day. :)


  1. What I said on Pbase goes for here also! And I can tell you for sure.... we are looking forward to the install! :-) Have fun and for a plane ticket I'll come and help!

  2. I'm not sure which mess is worse: the one I'm working in at the office now or the one I'm about to create!

  3. Now that seems factory like!