Today I’m going to show you how to make a fence that’s perfect for use with a homemade router table. It’s the same one I used in my latest project, the mobile workbench with a table saw & router table.


Router Table Fence Specs


As you can see in this photo, I’ve used T-track profiles and some T-bolts to fasten the fence to the router table. These profiles are ideal for woodworking or DIY tools.


I’ve also used two aluminum profiles that I can adjust by loosening the two screws in the back of the fence itself. This kind of profile is highly versatile and it’s perfect for making these types of fences, but you could also use other kinds of boards or aluminum profiles like the ones used to build CNC machines.


This is a screenshot of the 3D SketchUp file included in the plans for the router table with a fence and insert plate available on this website.

If you’re interested in making your own router or support my work, you’ll find them in the button below. In this picture you can also see the dimensions of the fence and the aluminum profile itself.

Router Table Plans



Homemade Router Table Fence


I’m going to cut all the required parts in accordance with the cutting list included in the plans. I’ll use birch plywood with white melamine on both sides. These are leftovers from a board I used in another project. Normal plywood or MDF could work just as well.

I drill all the necessary holes and screw the parts together. I’ll use pieces of the same board to make reinforcements. After making sure they’re square, I screw them to the fence. I used a miter saw to cut the aluminum profile to size. The cut on the router’s side is at a 45 degree angle.


I’m going to attach them to the fence with nuts and bolts. I’m also going to screw on the coupling or flange adapter for the dust collector hose. I’ve changed the design a little compared to the plans, but both methods are perfectly valid.


Finally, in the above picture you can see how I built the tightening knobs for the fence. I’ve published a more complete article about it which you can read by clicking on the link above.


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