Are you a craftsman or woodworker who often uses power tools, such as planers and routers? If so, a router table could be a useful addition to your workshop.

Router tables make complex jobs much simpler. They allow you to securely fix your router upside down – keeping both of your hands free to run the wood over the router, rather than running the tool over the workpiece. Not only does this give you more control and enable you to work more efficiently, it’s also easier and safer.

A router table allows you to use your router in ways which would be difficult or impossible with a handheld tool. For example:

  • Working with small, narrow or long materials
  • Routing with large diameter router cutters
  • Routing the same cut multiple times
  • Making raised panel doors
  • Routing stopped cuts

Though it’s great to have a choice when purchasing a router table, too many options can make it challenging. From benchtop router tables to floor standing models and DIY possibilities, how do you know which is best for your workshop? Allow us to help…

Choosing a Router Table

There are two main types: free-standing and benchtop.

Free-standing/floor standing router tables are usually the largest of the two and are typically used as standalone tables. These often have removable legs so they can be used as benchtop tables too.

Benchtop tables, on the other hand, are smaller and lighter which means they can be moved around your workshop with ease. Designed to be used on top of a sturdy workbench, benchtop router tables tend to come with brackets so they can be secured to a tabletop – minimising movement whilst you’re working.

We understand that selecting a router table is no easy task. Our best advice? Take the time to assess the different options and look closely at the features, design and build quality to ensure you end up with the right one for your needs.

If you’re new to the trade or a weekend craftsman, having a router table lined up before you start is sure to save you time and frustration. Perhaps keep an eye out for a DIY router table – one that’s stationary and easy to operate. Alternatively, if you’re a carpenter or a full-time handyman, a portable table or floor standing router table is desirable.

Why choose a Router Table from Kendal Tools?

Here at Kendal Tools, we have been supplying woodworking machinery and bandsaw blades for many years, and provide all you need to get the most from your machines – be it spindle tooling, router cutters or router tables from big names, such as Charnwood, Draper and Scheppach.

Our team has unrivalled experience in this field and will be more than happy to help. If you’re unsure which router table is right for your workshop, or would like to know more about the different tables on offer, you’re more than welcome to contact us. Simply give us a call on 01539 733 774 or email, and we’ll get back to you.

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What are router tables used for?

Router tables are one of, if not, the best purchases a woodworker will ever make. They come in handy for various woodworking tasks, including: • trimming wood • making accurate cuts • joining two pieces of material together with slots and grooves • shaping and cutting mouldings • edge profiling If your workpiece is small and thin, a router table will make it easier than using a handheld router alone. Router tables can also be used to create raised door panels by carving grooves with consistent depth and width. And they provide an efficient solution for collecting dust, which reduces the risk of health and safety complications. To find out more about router tables and their uses, talk to the team at Kendal Tools today.

Is a router table worth it?

Call us biased – but here at Kendal Tools – we believe a router table is worth every single penny. This piece of trusty equipment allows you to use your router at various angles – be it upside down or sideways. Router tables provide a secure, flat surface that makes it easier for you to cut joinery, slots and grooves into the edge of wood. Routing larger workpieces by hand can be clumsy and dangerous. However, a router table is not only straightforward to use but improves precision and increases safety within your workshop. If you’d like to know more about router tables and how they can benefit woodworkers, call Kendal Tools on 01539 733 774.

Which router table is best for me?

Knowing which router table to choose can be easier said than done, especially when there are so many different options available. The good news is, we provide a variety of router tables at Kendal Tools – including floor-standing models and bench-top options. Our bench-top router tables are ideal for small to medium-sized workshops. They have shorter legs and can be placed on another surface to achieve the desired working height. Thanks to their smaller footprint, they can be safely stowed out of harm’s way – allowing you to utilise your space wisely. Floor-standing router tables don’t fold up. They remain in one place. Providing space permits, they can be incorporated into your workshop to create one, large surface. For help choosing the perfect router table for your needs, get in touch with the team at Kendal Tools by completing our online enquiry form. A friendly member of our team will get back to you in no time.

How long will I have to wait for a router table to be delivered?

Here at Kendal Tools, we provide the best router tables at some of the most competitive prices around. That means you can stock up on the equipment you need for your workshop without breaking the bank. But the question is, how long will it take for a router table to arrive at your door? As much as we’d love to be able to provide an exact timescale, it typically depends on our availability, where you’re based and what time you order. However, we pride ourselves on offering quick turnaround times – ensuring that all orders are processed as soon as payment is received. If you’d like to know more about our delivery methods, or to discuss your requirements with a member of staff, you’re welcome to contact us on 01539 733 774.