Heavy Duty Support.
Like all Sherwood router table components - the stands are built to the same stringent specifications, with the only difference being the footprint. While some users may opt for a custom-built stand for your table, these stands have been engineered to mate perfectly with the Sherwood Router Table Tops (available in MDF/Phenolic or solid cast-iron) and create support that is second to none in a router table.
The full-size stand has straight square-tube legs which provide four pillars of strength. Cross-braced with 2mm-thick folded steel plate frames, threads are cut directly into the legs, ensuring fast assembly and creating a square frame straight out of the box. The cross braces are folded steel to ensure they provide maximum reinforcement to the the legs. The four adjustable feet built into the base allow for large 80mm height adjustment and to adapt to uneven floors with ease.
This stand is designed to accept the large 810 x 610mm cast-iron router table top (as well as the lighter MDF/Phenolic version), plus all the accessories that are available as well as large 1/2in routers. It has also been engineered to ensure that it can handle all the forces thrown at it from environments when heavy-duty routing applications are the norm, and its strength is obvious once assembled.
The top cross braces have multiple mounting holes on all four sides - so rather than relying on just four bolts to mount the table top, the extra mounting bolts ensure that when the table is installed, it feels like single complete unit with zero flex.
Built into the stand are router bit organizers with holes to load up your most popular 1/4in and 1/2in shank bits so they're close at hand. These organizers also form another part of the bracing that provides reinforcement in the stand.
Finishing it off is the remote switch with a mounting bracket so it can be conveniently located anywhere on the four legs, plus a bracket to store the included mitre guide & fence (available separately). The bracket can also store the router lift height winder if you choose to include this with your router table build.
The table is primed and then powdercoated in a metallic Sherwood orange.
This stand is designed to be accept the heavy-duty 685 x 405mm cast-iron router table top (as well as the smaller MDF/Phenolic version), plus all the accessories that are available as well as large 1/2in routers. It has been engineered to ensure that it can handle all the forces thrown at it from environments when heavy-duty routing applications are the norm, and its strength is clear when assembled.
Unlike other brands, not a single corner has been cut with the benchstop stand - it has simply been built to a smaller overall footprint, making it the perfect portable unit for professionals on the go who need the best when they're out on site - or for discerning home woodworkers with space constraints.
Due to its use of an angled leg design to increase the footprint at its base for improved stability, the tubular legs have been replaced with the same 2mm folded steel used in the full-size stand. All cross braces are folded 2mm, metallic powdercoated steel plate, so, just like the full-size stand, when it is assembled there is maximum reinforcement and zero flex - a rock solid base for a benchtop router table.
Just like the full-size stand, it has multiple mounting points on all four sides so when the table top is installed it forms one rock-solid unit that you can rely on.
There are cut-outs in the front and rear bottom braces so you can mount the full-size dust collection box underneath. This is done to make sure all sizes and shapes of router can fit underneath the table while still having the benefit of a premium dust extraction system built into the table.
Just like the full-size stand, a remote switch with mounting bracket is included (with a single mounting location as shown), plus an extra brace where the bracket to store the included mitre guide & fence (available separately) and bracket for the router lift height winder is located.