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rappar

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06-27-2009 03:06 AM

Hi,
Finding this site has been nothing short of amazing. The help you provide is incredible.
I’d like to limit my errors, so here goes.
I have been trying to figure out what router table to buy. I think I have narrowed it down to 2. The Kreg table is very impressive but this one also looks rather interesting…

http://rt1000.com/_wsn/page4.html

Can someone help me figure out which one might be the best? The difference between the two is less than $200 so given the length of time I will have/use it, that should not be the deciding factor in my mind.
Thanks
Ron


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-27-2009 03:46 AM

You get all the features you want when you build a router table yourself.

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Cory

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#2 posted 06-27-2009 03:50 AM

I have to second Jim’s comment. Building a table gives you exactly what you want and will teach you quite a bit in the process.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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John Gray

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#3 posted 06-27-2009 05:56 AM

Build your own like I did, link is below. You’ll learn a lot doing it, plus it’s fun.
http://lumberjocks.com/JohnGray/blog/5615

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Bill White

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#4 posted 06-27-2009 10:28 PM

I built mine (including the fence). Bought the router insert from Lee Valley.
Bill

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juniorjock

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#5 posted 06-27-2009 11:48 PM

I bought a Rockler table a while back….... I wish I had built my own. You could buy a few new bits with the $$ you save. The hard part would be figuring out what “pieces/parts” you need to purchase. I’m sure there are lots of LJs that could point you in the right direction with that.

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#6 posted 06-28-2009 01:13 AM

A friend of mine has the RT-1000 and loves it. It’s got a lot more features than the Kreg. Building your own is cheaper and gives you a lot of flexibility, but the RT-1000 is a heck of a deal on a really nice full featured RT.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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BTKS

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#7 posted 06-28-2009 06:26 PM

I purchased a top and fence combo several years back then built my storage cabinet to fit. Wish I had built all of it. Can’t remember the name of the fence but the back bracket that aligns the two halves bends very easily and the T-track has only been used a couple of times. Good luck and let us know what the final results are. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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