Router Table Certification

From Claremont MakerSpace
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Router Table Certification
Version 1.0.0
Approval Date 2022-11-11
Document/Printout Router Table Certification
Required For Tools/Shops

Training Check-Off List:

Tool Anatomy

Parts of the Router Table are identified properly.

Router Table

  • Router motor lift and lift lock mechanism
  • Router table insert plates
  • Router fence
  • Pin routing pin
  • Router Table bit guard
  • Material stop
  • On-off switch
  • Dust collection port and blast gate (on duct)

Router Motor

  • Router chucks and wrenches
  • Router motor speed selector switch
  • On-off switch on router motor


  • Pre-Operation Safety precautions are followed - safety glasses, proper clothing, work area cleared, etc.
  • Stock is checked for issues/problems Bit guard height is adjusted to proper level for the job at hand
  • Router bit is properly installed (bit is firmly tightened into chuck properly sized to hold bit)
  • The bit height is is set and locked after adjustment
  • Proper router table insert plate is installed
  • Fence (or pin) is properly set (installed) and tightened
  • Featherboards and/or fence material stop are properly installed and tightened


  • Dust collector is used properly
  • Proper body position
  • Proper push aid(s) are used
  • Student conducts straight cut properly
  • Student conducts curved cut properly
  • Student conducts pin cut properly
  • Miter gauge is used properly
  • Fence is used properly
  • Table pin is used properly


  • Work area is cleaned - scraps go to scrap bin and work area is swept or vacuumed
  • Router bits, chucks, stops, inserts, and push aids are returned to their proper locations

Lockout/Tagout Procedure

Tool unplugged and plug wrapped in safe/visible location, barrel covers and locks, tag filled out and posted, front desk notified.