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I didn’t think this important enough to start a new thread so I thought I would drop it here. A friend and beginning woodworker has been stoved up lately due the weather and has been YouTubing. He called today and asked what I thought about a horizontal router table ( the router being horizontal).Perhaps I lead a more sheltered life than I thought but, I have never heard of one. I see that Stumpy made his own. Does anyone have one or know the advantage over the conventional? 

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There are many operations where a board or panel is run vertically along the router fence. Much more secure if the cutter is horizontal so the panel is on the table. One good example would be making raised door panels. Bits designed for this task with the router in the typical table are large diameter and scary. Along come the 'vertical' profile versions, with smaller diameters that don't threaten to fly apart at full motor speed, but require the panel be held in a vertical, unstable position. Turn the router sideways, now you can use a safer cutter AND the safer support for the panel.

Also, a horizontal router table can have the motor tilt to cut various angles with a straight bit.

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9 hours ago, Coop said:

They are talking about us having “black ice” but not sure what that is? 

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