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Forum topic by whitebeast88 posted 06-18-2013 10:34 PM 882 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2013 10:34 PM

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is this considered a lift in this table,not sure i’ve seen one quite like this before.any thoughts or info and what about the price.i know the bits are lower end but good practice bits.thanks for any help.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 10:46 PM

I don’t see an actual picture of router only router table with inexpensive starter kit router bits. since all those router bits have 1/4 shank, I would guesstimate whatever router he has is a trim router.
that table would not have a lift.
as far as price goes. I would stay away. Get a good hi end used PLUNGE router for that price and build yourself a table with lift.
you can always build a simple table like that in an hour at most.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#2 posted 06-19-2013 12:17 AM


That’s NOT a router table. It’s a benchtop shaper.

I own three of them and am very happy with their performance. They use standard 1/4” or 1/2” collets, just like the Porter Cable routers. The Porter Cable collets work very well and are available at the local Woodcraft store. You can also order replacement collets from Delta and other sources.

The “wheel” on the front of the shaper lowers and elevated the bit. The “wheel” on the shaper’s right side locks it down once you have adjusted the bit.

As to the price, while it looks to be in good shape, it seems a bit high for a used shaper, but then I don’t live in Alabama. I paid (on Craigslist – Kansas City area) $50 each for two of mine and $75 for the third, only because it had a leg set, casters, and a home-built table extension.

If you decide to purchase it, make sure it comes with the two wrenches and the manual. Make sure the motor works smoothly, too. Good luck.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#3 posted 06-19-2013 12:24 AM

I think that’s a discontinued SH100 Delta Shaper, IIRC,it was not that good even for occasional/home use,I would stay away from it.
Get a decent PC router or a Triton ,you would be much happier.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 06-19-2013 12:40 AM

thanks for the response’s.i thought it might be a shaper but haven’t really had any experience with them.i think i’ll save up for a GOOD plunge router.i keep an eye on craigslist daily hoping to find one.

thanks again for the helpful advice as always.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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