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Routing System is a home or small shop version of a commercial
machine that was originally developed for high-speed mass
duplication of furniture parts and components.
overarm mode of operation, a rigid arm holds a router
motor securely in a fixed position over the table surface.
The arm itself has a built-in quill-feed lever that controls
the duplication process, the routing system suspends a router
motor and bit above a precisely aligned pin which protrudes
up from the table surface and rides in a precut groove in
the underside of a guiding fixture. By guiding fixture. By
guiding the fixture over the pin, the operator can cut the
identical design or shape in a workpiece attached to the top
(or opposite) side of the fixture.
under-table mode, the base of your router is attached
to the underside of the table. When the router is installed
in this manner, the router bit will protrude up through the
the obvious time-saving benefits of high-speed duplication,
the routing system also offers certain safety advantages by
providing improved visibility and control of the work, as
well as the ability to perform operations on smaller workpieces
that would be almost impossible to grip firmly while using
a hand-held router.
system will cut-out, shape, mold, mortise, duplicate and form
intricate, professional-looking joinery for a wide variety
The Shopsmith Routing System.
up your routing system, follow the instructions in the Owners
Manual that came with your Routing System.
Routing System (Figure
22-1) offers a number of unique features:
the overarm mode, the throat capacity of the routing system
ranges from 13-5/8" to 15-1/8" (depending upon the diameter
of the router motor being used).
moving the arm to the top of the steel column, projects
up to 12" thick can be worked in either the overarm or under-table
mode with ease.
the overarm mode, the arm holds any router motor from 2-1/2"
to 4" in diameter firmly in position.
under-table routing, a universal table plate will accept
virtually any router base for quick, simple mounting.
routing system's precision rack-and-pinion vertical feed
mechanism offers up to 3-1/2" of vertical travel to provide
easy depth-of-cut control during over-arm operations.
- A large
see-through guard keeps your hands and fingers out of the
danger zone, protects your eyes, and directs debris to a
dust collection system.
worktable is 30" wide by 18" deep and offers over 7" of
front-to-back adjustment. It can be locked into position
at any location. Its smooth, laminated surface offers a
large number of threaded holes to enable the convenient
attachment of optional feather boards, fences and other
devices to improve workpiece control and safety during operations.
built-in miter rail allows the use of the Shopsmith Miter
Gauge as a guide or safety device during operations.
table inserts provide adequate workpiece support when using
a variety of different sized router bits.
guide pins allow precision pin routing with a variety of
optional two-piece adjustable fence is used to guide workpieces
during straight-line routing and for mounting fence ex-tensions
and stop blocks.
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