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04-24-2013 09:28 PM

I just ordered this router table. Does anyone else have this that can offer up a review, advice, or tips?


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#1 posted 04-24-2013 10:03 PM

My opinion is that is’s overpriced for what you get.
The rockler hpl table, base and fence is a better value if you’re looking for a complete router table solution.

Bill hylton wrote a good book on router table use. It covers most of what you’ll come across when table routing.

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#2 posted 04-24-2013 11:17 PM

Well I paid around $450 for mine. But yeah, I’m still considering canceling the order….

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#3 posted 04-25-2013 01:46 AM

In all seriousness, I don’t see the advantages of the kreg table. It has the t-square style fence, but that’s pretty much pointless on a router table.
The plate isn’t anything special; phenolic and still uses a ring system that requires you to use have a screwdriver to change. The rockler is the same, but the plate is aluminum at least.

The rockler table is currently on sale for $299.99. You can use code v9117 for free shipping.

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#4 posted 04-25-2013 01:54 AM

Hmmmmm.

Now I’m seriously regretting having ordered this thing.

Maybe I should just buy the fence and top and build my own cool base for it too…...

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#5 posted 04-25-2013 01:58 AM

Incra system

-- Michael Garrett

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#6 posted 04-25-2013 02:04 AM

Maybe I should just buy the fence and top and build my own cool base for it too……

Noone

I have the older version of this one….On sale too…use the shipping code given by NiteWalker
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=31809&site=ROCKLER

It’s a nice set up….Build your own cabinet….Plenty of ideas here on LJ’s…Here’s mine with that Rockler top…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#7 posted 04-25-2013 02:13 AM

Yeah, i think i like the idea of drawers and since i have to buy casters and a switch anyways, why not just build it! Is it dead flat too?

Did you just pocket hole screw the top on?

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#8 posted 04-25-2013 02:20 AM

Noone....
Yep…the drawers are for bit storage…and with storage for other routers and whatever behind the doors
...It’s dead flat….No pockets screws, I fastened through the underside of the cabinet into the bottom of the top with screws…
Get creative…build your own to suit your needs
v
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#9 posted 04-25-2013 02:23 AM

What switch do you have there?

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#10 posted 04-25-2013 02:27 AM

Noone....

Grizzly ….

http://www.grizzly.com/products/110-220V-On-Off-Switch/H8238

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#11 posted 04-25-2013 03:28 PM

kdc68, nice table setup.

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#12 posted 04-25-2013 09:33 PM

Thanks. I may end up just buying a wall rocker switch. Cheaper, although probably not as ‘safe’.

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