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Forum topic by Vrtigo1 posted 08-13-2010 06:39 PM 1354 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2010 06:39 PM

I’m most of the way through building my first router table and am at the point where I need a fence. I have a woodcraft that’s about an hour away and am planning on driving over tomorrow morning to take a look at what they have so I can get a feel for them before buying something.

I see that they have the Kreg fence as well as some of the pinnacle fences. Anyone have a recommendation on something that they’d have in stock there?

Also, anyone have any recommendations on a lift that Woodcraft might have in stock that will fit a Hitachi M12V?

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#1 posted 08-13-2010 06:54 PM

I have a Kreg fence and lift they seem to be real sturdy. I’ve ordered the Kreg top, as soon as it gets here I’m gonna install all of them on my table.

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#2 posted 08-13-2010 07:28 PM

I have the incra positioner/fence and it is fantastic – I have had such good results that I am selling my PC Omnijig. Incra has a huge library of templates (you get almost all of them with the positioner)...but with the positioner you can also make your own. It is the best and most accurate fence I have used. I have the Jessem lift and the same router you list – a Hitachi M12V (bought the fixed base/plunge kit on sale a while back – price was excellent for a great router). This combination works great for box, dovetail and other joinery…I really like the precision and easy set up…The lift makes it so much easier to set up….and bit changes are so easy now I don’t feel I have to get every cut on the same bit done at once. I don’t think I would ever use a router table without the lift again…

I also have a woodpecker’s PRL-V2 with a Milwaukee 5625-20 (3.5hp) that is set up as a shaper more or less. I use it more for rails and stiles, larger coves, making moulding…..etc. This is also an excellent combination…although I find myself using the Hitachi more these days as I have been doing more joinery then shaping.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#3 posted 08-13-2010 07:42 PM

Call me old school. A piece of wood and two c-clamps.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 08-13-2010 08:00 PM

Built mine out of MDF and Melamine.

-- Rusty

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