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Forum topic by Sirgreggins posted 08-13-2012 07:29 PM 1220 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2012 07:29 PM

As much as i would love to have a full size table i just dont need one yet or have the shop space for it yet. I’m just looking for a basic router table that i can use for routing truss rod channels in my guitars necks, edge jointing (important feature) for small projects like jewlery boxes, etc. Can anyone suggest one for under $300? I’ve looked at the Kreg PRS2000, the Bosch RA1171, and Behchdog from Rockler so far. What do you guys think. For anyone that has either of these how are they? The Kreg one looks like the best bang for the buck but ya never know. Thanks everyone. BTW the reason why i’m not building one is b/c its my bday soon and well, i may as well get one thats all done for me if someone’s buying it for me.

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 12:31 AM

I saw a Bosch at Lowes. Looked good to me.

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 02:12 AM

In my family nobody spends more than $50 on Bday gifts so the the Bday gift is out. For very small items likei t looks like you are thimking of I would just go to Sears and get a Craftsman benchtop table. They have one that does the jointing thing.

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 02:18 AM

i’m spoiled but if needed i can get premade top from rockler with the base plate and fence and just make some legs for it if needed. I really want something that has the rod/shims for jointing operations since i dont have jointer in my garage

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#4 posted 08-14-2012 05:25 AM

Bosch is on sale now for $161 at Lowes it appears to have a good alumunum plate my sears bolted up without any problem. It has a real 3/4 miter gauge slot. It dose not take much room appears to be a solid unit. I bought it for new box joint jigneeds a 3/4 miter gauge to setup. It comes with two featherboards. Haven’t used it yet just bought a couple upcut router bits have to make a backer board for the sled that came with the jig. Reviews say dust collection works well.

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