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Forum topic by rappar posted 06-27-2009 03:06 AM 1213 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-27-2009 03:06 AM

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…

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.

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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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#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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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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