I’ve just about got my shop completely outfitted the way I’d like it, and one of the last things I’m looking to upgrade is my router table. I bought a cheapo from Grizzly about 3 years ago to rout a nice profile on some composite deck material, and sold it on CL for what I paid originally.
I’m now ready to get a more professional style table, and I want to hear from people who maybe own the Kreg, JessEm, Woodpecker, or the Excalibur from G.I. While the Excalibur comes with a lift, all the other tables offer one too as an accesory and maybe even for a little less. So aside from the Excalibur having a cast iron top and undermount dust box, what else am I missing? I have welding equipment so I can easily fashion my own sheet metal vented dust box. Also, there is no descernable difference (other than color) on the lifts offered by Kreg, JessEm, and Woodpecker. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.