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Forum topic by TMcG posted 05-07-2011 01:07 AM 2168 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2011 01:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jessem router table top

Anyone have any experience with this router table top ?

I bought a Rout-R-Lift II a while back and this is obviously a good fit for the top but I was wondering;

Would routing 2 channels for fence miters be an issue or problem do you think ?

If you have one, is the top pre-drilled or setup for the Rout-R-Fence ?



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#1 posted 05-07-2011 05:24 PM

Oh, and the part I forgot to add ;

Or would you just spend the extra $40 and get something like the Woodcraft version, which has the fence slots already added ?


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#2 posted 05-13-2011 02:02 AM

I guess that tells me plenty about the Jessem router top then !!

Obviously not a hugely popular item !


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#3 posted 05-13-2011 02:04 AM

Their tables were popular a few years ago… I have the the complete table, but do not know if the table alone comes pre-drilled.

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#4 posted 05-13-2011 02:27 AM

I had a Jessem Table….still have the lift. The table I gave to a friend when I got one for the Incra LS system (they use an offset table). I liked the Jessem table….was great with the lift….I bought mine used with a fence system so I don’t know if the table alone was predrilled. I don’t see any problem making your own….I sure like the Incra system though….especially the micro adjuster and the positioner.

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#5 posted 05-13-2011 02:32 AM

I recently purchased the Jessem table and fence with stand at WoodCraft ($100 off floor model) it was a huge improvement over my old Craftsman bench top. The table is nice, however their fence uses two rails on each side. I like the setup, the Jessem fence is solid, dust collection is good, don’t know if I would pay full price tho.

Your choice would depend on your fence. I just added an Incra Lite and am glad I don’t have the fence slots for my setup. The levelers are adequate but they depend on the size of the router you plan to hang from the plate. They use a small allen socket that is hard to find when you are fiddling around getting the plate level. I replaced them with some longer screws that I could tighten with my fingers, then lock in with the nuts.

All I use the Incra positioner for is box and dovetail joints, I then back it up and install the Jessem fence for general router work.

I would spend a few extra bucks for a table with the slots instead of cutting them myself.

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#6 posted 05-13-2011 01:51 PM

Thanks for the replies;

Time is the real driver, to be honest. Need an upgrade on my current table to finish some other projects and at $100/$140 it’s a lot more certain outcome :-)

Am working toward a full Incra setup but decided to 2 step it so didn’t want to pour too much into this setup

Think I’ll go with the Woodpecker or take a trip down to the local Woodcraft and see what their floor models are going for



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