New MLCS Precision Touter Table

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Forum topic by Deaner posted 08-21-2013 06:43 PM 2634 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-21-2013 06:43 PM

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Hi LJocks,

Just bought the new MLCS Precision Router Table for $465.00. Set up and instructions were a bit of a bugger, but assembly accomplished none the less.
It is a fine tool. Heavy and well built. Grizzly offers the same tool through thier catalog…but it’s on perpetual back order. I looked at both closely, and found them nearly identical.

The downside to the MLCS is the router opening: it is in my opinion, set too far back on the table…but no biggie. The sliding table slides well and smooth, really nice, but does not remain in the same elevation throughout it’s distance of travel. I will not be using the slide feature very often if at all. A sled would accomplish the same thing if you get a collet extension to bring the bit high enough…and I use a large square backupboard along the fence anyway when doing tenons, or stiles or whatever- so I can do without the slide portion if I have to.
The fence is kinda funky, so I am designing a couple of my own that will fit the bill.

The sliding table works excellent if used as a stationary table…lot’s and lots of nice table space.

Overall, this is a bitchen router table, regardless of it’s depth variation along the full length slide of the sliding table. I would end up with a shallower edge profile from one end of the workpiece to the other-> perhaps as much as 1/32 of an inch. Not cool in my opinion.

I have not made an actual cut yet, but am chomping at the bit.

Lastly, I mounted a PC-690 router to the underside. This was hard to do I thought…so will buy another PC-690 to keep on my benchtop to avoid changing it out whenever I need to rout overhand.

Anyway, it is a nice tool…as is Grizzly’s. Just wanting someone else’s 2 cents worth on this tool…especially about the depth discerepencey of the sliding table.

Rout on folks, rout on! :)

-- Once harm is done, even a fool understands it.

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 05:18 PM

Wow, for almost 500 bucks it seems a shame not to be able to use the table because you don’t like the inaacuracy of it! What does the vendor say about this?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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