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4.8 Router Table

Considerations

  • Pre-Operation Checklist is a prerequisite for ANY operation.
  • Stock is supported at out-feed.
  • Push stick is used when required.
  • Stock is fed in smooth continuous motion past tooling with proper feed rate while controlling stock movement and waste removal.
  • Proper stance and hand position are demonstrated.
  • Material is fed against the cutter rotation when hand feeding.
  • Grain direction is correctly identified and appropriately considered for feed to minimize tear-out.
  • Demonstrate appropriate feed rate to control stock movement and waste removal relative to the size and type of material being shaped.
  • Stock is held securely against the fence, miter gauge, or fixture as appropriate.
  • Material is pushed completely past the tooling before releasing it.
  • Clears machine and cleans work area after operation.
  • Required OSHA approved personal protective equipment is worn.
  • Lock-out/Tag-out procedure is in place and followed.
  • Process is completed in a timely manner.

Pre-Operation Checklist

Level 1

Performance Standard -
  • Verifies tool is properly guarded
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and proper use of all machine specific controls
  • Ensures paths of in-feed and out-feed have no obstructions to material and operator
  • Verifies jigs and/or fixtures are secure and operating effectively
  • Verifies hold-downs are positioned correctly at in-feed and out-feed for clearance to feed material
  • Verifies dust collection is positioned for effective chip removal

Level 2

Performance Standard -
  • Verifies cutting tools are secure and free of defects
  • Installs cutting tools properly and verifies cutter rotation
  • Sets spindle speed correctly when appliable
  • Verifies feed table is free of defects and clean
  • Verifies spindle height and/or angle are set to specified dimension(s)
  • Installs and properly adjusts required jigs and fixtures
  • Adjusts In-feed and out-feed fences to yield correct profile with smooth entry into and exit from part
  • Sets In-feed and out-feed fences with appropriate clearance to cutter head
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard

4.8.1 - Rabbeting

Level 1

Given material and machine set up and ready to operate, shape a 12.7 x 12.7 mm (1/2 x 1/2") rabbet in edge of a 530 mm (21") board.
Performance Standard -
  • Loads material with appropriate edge and face towards cutter head and table surface
  • Dimension tolerance of ±0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] is held for the entire length of the rabbet
  • Shaped surfaces exhibit a uniform smoothness,15-25 knife cuts per inch (KCPI), with no burning or hesitation marks

Level 2

Given material, set up equipment with cutting tool, shape a 12.7 x 12.7 mm (1/2 x 1/2") rabbet in edge of a 530 mm (21") board.
Performance Standard -
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard

4.8.2 - Edge Shaping

Level 1

Given material, the machine set up and ready to cut, and a target edge profile, shape the edge of the material to the specified profile.
Performance Standard -
  • Loads material with appropriate edge and face towards cutter head and table surface
  • Profiled surfaces exhibit a uniform smoothness,15-25 knife cuts per inch (KCPI), with no burning or hesitation marks
  • Dimension tolerance is ±0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] along entire length of material
  • Profiled surfaces are free of snipe
  • Profiled surfaces exhibit minimal tear-out
  • Profiled surface meets target profile
  • Profile is consistent along entire shaped surface, with no visible variation

Level 2

Given material, set up the machine to cut a target edge profile, shape the edge of the material to the specified profile.
Performance Standard -
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard

4.8.3 - End Shaping

Level 1

Given material, the appropriate jig, the machine set up ready to cut, and a target end profile, shape the end of the material to the specified profile.
Performance Standard -
  • Loads material with appropriate edge and face towards cutter head and table surface
  • Feeds material in the proper direction for cutter head rotation
  • Shaped surface exhibits a uniform smoothness,15-25 knife cuts per inch (KCPI), with no burning or hesitation marks
  • Shaped surface and exit is free of snipe and tear out
  • Profile is consistent along entire shaped surface, with no visible variation

Level 2

Given material, the appropriate jig, set up the machine to cut a target end profile, shape the end of the material to the specified profile.
Performance Standard -
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard

4.8.4 - Shaping Using Automatic Stock Feeder (Power Feed)

Level 1

Given material, the router table and feeder set up ready to operate, and a target edge profile, shape the edge of the material to the specified profile.
Performance Standard -
  • Loads material with appropriate edge and face towards cutter head and table surface
  • Profiled surfaces exhibit a uniform smoothness,15-25 knife cuts per inch (KCPI), with no burning or hesitation marks
  • Profiled surfaces exhibit minimal snipe at the entry and exit points
  • Dimension tolerance of ±0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] is held for the entire length of the detail

Level 2

Given material and a target edge profile, set up both the router table and the feeder to shape the edge of the material to the specified profile.
Performance Standard -
  • Adjusts stock feeder position and speed settings for control of part
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard

4.8.5 - Edge Shaping Curved Parts

Level 1

Given material, jig and machine set up and ready to cut, shape the edge of curved material to a specified profile.
Performance Standard -
  • Loads material with appropriate edge and face towards cutter head and table surface.
  • Profiled surfaces exhibit a uniform smoothness,15-25 knife cuts per inch (KCPI), with no burning or hesitation marks
  • Dimension tolerance is ±0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] along entire length of material
  • Profiled surfaces are free of snipe
  • Profiled surfaces exhibit minimal tear-out
  • Profiled surface meets target profile
  • Profile is consistent along entire shaped surface, with no visible variation

Level 2

Given material and jig, set up machine and shape the edge of curved material to a specified profile.
Performance Standard -
  • Securely fastens part to jig
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard