I have a router table top with a laminate surface and a rubber edge band on the sides. I made it years ago on an MDF core.
Now, I'd like to have a miter slot on it. How should I go about cutting that slot? Should I simply fire up the router with a mortising bit?
I'm mostly concerned about cutting through the laminate top and rubber sides. I'd hate to have the laminate crack or peel chunks of it. Also, not sure about the advisability of cutting rubber with my router bits.
Any advice? Perhaps I should score the laminate somehow before-hand? Or chop through the rubber with a knife instead of the router bit?