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Review by redryder posted 02-24-2014 08:47 PM 2370 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I purchased this Trim Router Table last December.

For me it has proved more useful than I expected. I can set it up pretty much anywhere I want. In the shop, outside or anywhere with power. It tears down as fast as it goes up. Two clamps and dust collection if you want. I am not a fan of hard edges on wood so I have used it mostly but not exclusively with a roundover bit attached. It is meant for smaller projects and not something like large panels. I compare it to my small bandsaw in that is a quick “go to” tool. It has allowed me to bring my trim router out of the bag and use it a lot more.

You can easily pull the trim router out of the table and use it free hand with the base plate that Rockler includes.
I comes with easy to read color instructions printed in English. There is a complete parts list and base plate mounting template for Porter Cable, Dewalt and Bosch Colt trim routers. The initial setup takes about five minutes and the handy leveling screws keep the router flush with the table.

I have not found any down sides to this table. For the ease of use I would recommend this unit. If you don’t have the big unit or the big bucks or have that trim router tucked away that you never use, this unit might be for you. A second small portable unit has come in handy for me…...............

-- mike...............




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#1 posted 02-24-2014 09:00 PM

Very nice review…

... will give it some thought…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 03:23 AM

Great tool idea,

thank ou

-- Norman

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#3 posted 02-25-2014 03:55 AM

I bought a DeWalt compact plunge router over the holidays when they were giving this table and dust port free with purchase. I haven’t needed the table yet but it seems ok. Only issue I have seen with it is that table is not flat along it’s length. Thick melamine if I remember correctly. I figure when I attach the clamping board it should flatten out on the fence side sufficiently. I will add another brace to the front underside if need be. Great to see you are finding it useful in your shop. I think it will be a convenient item for me as well. Thank you for the good review.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 02:20 PM

Handy dandy. Thnx for the review.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 02-25-2014 06:38 PM

I grab my trim router a lot! There is a 1/8” round over in it 99% of the time. This table seems to be a good companion to the router. Thank you for the insight into it’s usefulness in the shop!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 02-26-2014 06:45 AM

For $65.00 Dollars, it’s a nice unit! Thanks for the Review Mike.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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