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What Am I Missing???

My router table doesn't have a miter slot.
When building cabinets, the router table was used quite extensively.
I've probable made over a 1000 separate cope and stick joints and other end grain profiles with a simple shop made sled.
I've made tens of dozens of finger jointed or box jointed drawer boxes and routed another several dozen corner spline slots, all without a miter gauge.
Now, the largest case work I do may be humidors and gun cases. The router table continues to be a very important tool, one I'd be hard pressed do without. Still haven't found the utility of a miter slot.
What am I missing?
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My router table doesn't have a miter slot.
When building cabinets, the router table was used quite extensively.
I've probable made over a 1000 separate cope and stick joints and other end grain profiles with a simple shop made sled.
I've made tens of dozens of finger jointed or box jointed drawer boxes and routed another several dozen corner spline slots, all without a miter gauge.
Now, the largest case work I do may be humidors and gun cases. The router table continues to be a very important tool, one I'd be hard pressed do without. Still haven't found the utility of a miter slot.
What am I missing?
I don't think you've missed anything. My tables don't utilize a miter gauge. The only value I can see with two slots would be for a sled...which I haven't found a need to incorporate.








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Ditto,

Both of my router tables have combination track (miter slot and t-track combined) I don't use the miter slots at all. I use a sled against the fence and I don't have to try to get the fence parallel to the miter slot.

I use the t-track for feather boards.

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I have only used my miter slot once in my router table. It was for a finger joint jig that I made. It incorporated the miter slot. Other than that, I've never used it and really don't see a need for it. You're not alone here Gene.

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I don't have a miter but I do have a slot I've never used. Can't think of any need for it so far. Maybe one day.

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It's a great place to place feather boards. I haven't found any other use for it.
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I suppose it would collect router dust pretty well. Other than that, You guys have validated my original opinion. What I'm missing is the NEED for a miter slot.
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