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Forum topic by Tom_Aitch posted 07-21-2018 03:03 AM 528 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tom_Aitch

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07-21-2018 03:03 AM

I was wondering if anyone knows of a moderately priced router table that I can buy to mount a Hitachi M12v router on?
Thanks


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#1 posted 07-21-2018 03:26 AM

Have you looked at the Jessem router tables and lifts? They are really quite amazing.

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#2 posted 07-21-2018 07:40 AM

I made my first router table. I bought a piece of lexan for the router plate made the top from plywood. It worked very well. I made my kitchen cabinets using it. They had raised panel doors made from red oak. I have since stepped up to a purchased router top from rockler and a better homemade top with a Kreg plate and cabinets .

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#3 posted 07-21-2018 01:06 PM

Rockler sells a router plate for that router. Get the plate and build a router table. Can be as easy or complicated as you wish, there are a bajillion router table plans out there.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 07-21-2018 06:57 PM

If you’re planning on using it often I’d suggest buying a lift like Jessem, Woodpecker, Rockler etc. and making the table. There are actually a bajillion and one plans out there.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#5 posted 07-21-2018 07:33 PM

I have a Bechdog table saw wing router table for a number of years and it has served me very well, not only a’s a router table but also as an extension wing and it does not take up any more floor space.
I can also use jigs for the table saw on the router table.
Cast iron, extremely strydy, very heavy, not cheap, and available from Amazon, Rockler and others!


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#6 posted 07-21-2018 08:05 PM

If you prefer the BenchDog extension, you might check this link rather than the one posted above.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#7 posted 07-22-2018 08:23 PM

Ripper70, there are two different sizes and costs!

  • 32” x 24” x 1-1/2”, @91.0 lbs for $449.99, part number 40-100, not really an table saw wing extension
  • 27” x 16” x 1-1/2”, @62.3 lbs for $329.99, part number 40-102

They are both Benchdog cast iron router tables sold by Amazon and fullfilled by Rockler!
I have the smaller one as it fits my table saw perfectly!

Note: that there is a discrepancy between the Amazon and Rockler weights on the larger table, 66.9 lbs vs 91 lbs.

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#8 posted 07-23-2018 06:43 PM


Ripper70, there are two different sizes and costs!

  • 32” x 24” x 1-1/2”, @91.0 lbs for $449.99, part number 40-100, not really an table saw wing extension
  • 27” x 16” x 1-1/2”, @62.3 lbs for $329.99, part number 40-102

They are both Benchdog cast iron router tables sold by Amazon and fullfilled by Rockler!
I have the smaller one as it fits my table saw perfectly!

Note: that there is a discrepancy between the Amazon and Rockler weights on the larger table, 66.9 lbs vs 91 lbs.

- oldnovice

I stand corrected, oldnovice. They are indeed different extensions and the descriptions were a bit confusing to me. What really caught my eye were the vastly divergent user reviews for the two. The 40-102 had 123 reviews and a 4.4 star rating while the 40-100 had 10 reviews and a 3.2 star rating.

Not sure what to make of all that.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#9 posted 07-24-2018 08:39 PM

Ripper70 no apologies required as the two different version are confusing and I don’t understand the review ratings either!

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