Router Table

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This is the JessEm Mast-R-Lift II Router Table. A router table is a specialized tool designed to enhance precision and control compared to using a handheld router. Its primary purpose is to provide a stable and flat work surface with a hole or opening where the router bit protrudes, allowing woodworkers to guide their workpieces accurately and safely. Woodworkers commonly use router tables for tasks like edge profiling, dado cutting, and creating intricate joinery, as it offers improved stability and repeatability compared to freehand routing.

Requirements for Use
Required Badges: 

Router Table

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In person checkout required
Facilitator Checkout
Estimated Minutes for Checkout: 
30 Minutes

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Community Facilitators are volunteers who to advise MakeHaven members on projects and show members how to use the tools.

Facilitator hours will be BY APPOINTMENT during their listed hours. To make an appointment, contact the facilitator directly via Slack. To prevent unnecessary space access during the pandemic, facilitators will not be in the space unless they have an appointment. Note that some facilitators are available only for online virtual appointments at this time. Any questions please email

Community Facilitators are volunteers who to advise MakeHaven members on projects and show members how to use the tools.

Start Time When Member Photo Name / Activity Area
4:00PM Friday Jul 26, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Michael Hanke


8:00AM Saturday Jul 27, 8:00am to 11:00am

Glenn Mallette

Wood Shop - Specialties: Furniture, Frames, Pens

9:00AM Sunday Jul 28, 9:00am to 12:00pm

David Holland


3:00PM Monday Jul 29, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Mike Lockett


Special Requirements: 

Buddy System

Tools identified as requiring the buddy system can not be used alone by a member in the space. Another person who is willing and able to respond in an emergency must be identified, informed and consent that they are acting as a buddy.  This buddy must remain in the space and be able to observe if any issue arises. The designated buddy must be able to see and hear their partner in person (not just video). Metal shop buddy must be in the metal shop with opperator. The buddy must inform the member operating the tool if they intend to leave so that the tool operator can stop use of any tools requiring the buddy system.  

Item Area Interest: 
Item Hazard Band: 
Hazard Class 2 - Lacerations, and burn, Injuries requiring professional medical assistance

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