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Forum topic by mcoge posted 02-08-2013 09:16 PM 1490 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2013 09:16 PM

I am looking for a new router table, and frankly I am lost. I’ve looked at a bunch of brands, everybody is hawking different special features. What I am looking for is a floor standing table, 32” X 24” 2 piece adjustable fence, chip guard, T-Tracks in fence and on table for featherboards and stops. If there is an affordable lift mechanism. What’s out there confuses me. Aluminum, steel, phanolic, cast, etc. Just need a table to do basic woodworking. Any help is greatly received. Thanx Mike

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#1 posted 02-08-2013 09:23 PM

I built this one couple of years ago and I love it.

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 09:30 PM

This is the one I am looking at
for 130$ it is not bad. I built my own also as part of a cabinet/bench in my shop

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 09:43 PM

I built my own for a fraction of the cost of most store bought unites and it has a much larger top and better storage and dust good dust collection.

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 10:33 PM

mcoge – I agree with a1Jim. But you can do a combination of making your own cabinet with storage as you see fit and buying a ready made top. I did this recently. I replaced a top for my router table that I made years before with a ready made top from Rocklers. To me it was convienience to buy a top versus making a new one. It has the t tracks, miter track, aluminum fence, and router plate. Or you can get everything in one package (table and lift included or not). I posted a picture of my top I purchased. It gave my old cabinet I made years ago a new life. I think I got it on sale for $180
And here’s a link for Rocklers
And a 20% off Promo Code: 3F999 (Ends 2/25/13)

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 01:23 AM

I agree make your own the way you want it heres mine

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 01:45 AM

woodman88 you have an awesome router table set up

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#7 posted 02-09-2013 02:15 AM

Thanks kdc68 It has 4in dust collection inside with the Jessum Master lift which I really like. Yours is really nice also.So mcoge buy yorself a nice top and fence and build your own You won’t regret it

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#8 posted 02-09-2013 02:39 AM

If you read old woodworking magazines there are tons
of sensible (+ quick and cheap) router table designs
used by professionals.

I build Gary Rogowski’s “no frills router table” years ago…
and while I misplaced the table top in some move
I still have the MDF fence and have never felt the need
to upgrade to something else.

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 03:06 AM

Here’s mine… It’s a “Norm” table that I built about 3 years ago…..Every piece I made, except the router, of course…....It’ll be there when I die…......Here’s several shots of it….....

This one shows the dust collection set up

This one is inside the cabinet, showing dust collection on the inside….....and that’s all, folks…..........

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#10 posted 02-09-2013 03:19 AM

Rick Dennington - great looking router table set up…even though you didn’t build the router…lol

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#11 posted 02-09-2013 04:33 AM

Take a look at this one!

One of the BEST I have seen…


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