Router table


Old 12-01-03, 07:46 AM
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Router table

I am in the middle of a workshop project, i.e., converting a garage into an organized workshop, and one of the things that I would like to do is purchase/build a router table.
Presently, when I get into a project requiring routing, I have a work bench that I drilled a bunch 1 ½” holes into that I can put clamps through to hold the wood stock, then I clamp a guide fence on top of the wood that I am doing the work on, and then measure the router base and transfer that measurement from the guide fence to where I want the router to “work”. (Very time consuming!) I don’t do a lot of routing, simple ¾” routes for shelves is about it. So my question would be, would I be better off with a full blown router table, or just a bench top router table, or to build my own? I found a couple of links to the two that I think I am interested in, but maybe I can get away with a cheaper alternative in building one? I would appreciate any advise from those experts that think there may be a cheaper way to approach routing for a novice, or is a table the best approach?

Here are the two links I found. I have a Bosch router.

Bosch RA1180 Benchtop Router Table

Bosch Deluxe Router Table RA1200


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Old 12-01-03, 08:36 AM
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Look at Woodhaven
They have everything from complete tables to just the tops, along with inserts, tilt mechanisms, height adjustments, and just about every router accessory you can think of.
Old 12-01-03, 09:01 AM
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Great site! Thanks!

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