An employee of mine once met a woodworker missing four fingers from his right hand.
He’d lost them using a jointer. But when asked what he thought the most dangerous tool in the shop was, he said the router table. Yeah, seriously.
Router tables are ridiculously useful tools — but they’re friggin’ dangerous if you don’t know how to use them safely.
Kickback is a big risk (just like with table saws). And rapid, unexpected movements are no joke when your fingers are a few inches from a bit spinning at 24,000 RPMs.
So today, I’m telling you everything you need to know to get the most out of your router table — and keep your sweet hand sausages bandaid-free.