Router Table - Equipment at MADE Makerspace in St. Louis
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A router is a power tool with a shaped cutter used for making grooves for joints, decorative moldings, keyholes for hanging, and much more. Handheld routers can be used for a variety of operations, and a router table is a router mounted in a table with a fence allows a greater degree of safety and accuracy, as well as the ability to use jigs, accessories, and workholders. MADE has a handful of community router bits you can use on our router table, and we also have handheld tools (like a handheld router) available for use when you rent the woodshop. Our state-of-the-art dust collection system makes cleanup very quick, and there is a ton of space for you to spread out with your project.

Router tables make finishing your wood’s edges very easy, and we teach you how to use this tool in a woodshop class or training session. You can find out more about woodworking classes in St. Louis, and book a training session here!

Need some wood for your project? MADE also has a selection of lumber for sale on our Lumber Ramp. Oak, ash, pine, maple, walnut, and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring when I reserve a slot in the woodshop?

Bring your own wood, fasteners, hardware, any any other consumables when you use the woodshop at MADE. The shop provides a limited number of clamps and some basic hand tools, and there are some hand-held power tools available for checkout (orbital sander, jig saw, circular saw, etc.

Should I bring my own router bits?

Yes, bring your own router bits, or purchase them from retail at MADE.

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