|Review by kshipp||posted 03-01-2008 02:02 AM||4206 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I got this router table as part of a combo with this router. My previous router table was all molded plastic and had a significant bow in the table making it useless.
This table is nice for a starter table but it doesn’t have a lot of the high end features. The fence is very adjustable with the ability to move the out feed side independently and also slide the sides to cover the bit hole. There is a 2 1/2” dust extraction port on the back which I haven’t used because the router on its own does an excellent job of dust collection and I only have a ShopVac.
The miter gauge fits loosely in the slot and I wouldn’t trust it for precise angle adjustments.
I also plan on adding some supports to the bottom of the table. The top is really flat now but I want to prevent the chipboard from sagging over time. The legs are plastic but I don’t see any problem with them holding up over time.
There is a duplex switch outlet which is very nice for plugging in the router and the ShopVac. The only complaint I have is the switch is quite large and in the center of the front of the table. I know this is probably actually a good thing but I have shut the router off a few times when getting close to try to line up the board. Again, a good safety feature but it can get in the way sometimes.
Mine is the 80th Anniversary edition but that just means they had to put them on a good sale at the end of last year. The same combo is currently available without the 80th Anniversary logo for $129. Let me know if anyone wants to buy a collector’s item. :)
-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com