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So, I’ve needed a router table, and I wanted an nice big surface area. I’ve used some of the lighter weight ones before and didnt’ care for them. The only product I used that I liked was the Bench Dog with the CI top, and the whole system, including a nice beefy 3HP router would have set me back around $1500.
I couldn’t seem to find the NYW router table episode on tivo, even after a month or two, so I went ahead and bought the plans and the DVD off their website. Worked out well for me!
I hit the local lumber supply, and grabbed up some nice 3/4 and 1/2 BB Ply, fired up the Festool TS-55EQ, and set to breaking down some sheet goods. Made quick work of it, and the pieces were then small enough to get into the basement shop (I have some 5 foot high stairs to go down!)
Then I fired up the G1023SL and brown down nearly all the pieces in one day.
That about did it for a saturday for me. I don’t work too fast. Too worried about mistakes. (Plenty of which I made, trust me on that!)