Can a router mounted in a table be used as a jointer? - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
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post #1 of 2 Old 09-23-2019, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Can a router mounted in a table be used as a jointer?

Have a Bosch 12 amp router mounted in a table. Can it be used as a jointer? Don't have a jointer but need one to glue up some panels from 3/4" solid white oak boards. Have been using a router for years and know how to adjust the fence and what bit to use, just never needed a jointer before.
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-23-2019, 03:11 PM
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Yes, if you use a straight cutting bit like a flush trim bit (without using the bearing) and set the fence for a very shallow cut. Then shim the outboard end of the fence outward to equal the amount being removed by the router bit. It can be done, but a jointer can do a better job because the fence and table are usually longer to keep the piece held straighter over a longer distance.

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