I just cant win. I have this nice new shop that has taken me forever (it seems) to get completed and now I'm in the mood to make something. About two weeks ago the on-off switch went bad on my shop heater so I had to order a new one that took about 10 days to get here. Got that fixed now so I found a couple nice small projects in "Wood" magazine so I thought I would start one of them tonight. I set up my old metal Craftsman router table to use it and discovered that one of the legs has rusted away to the point that it is no longer safe to use as it is. I think I paid a whole $5.00 for this table abut 20 years ago.....it's time for something better. I shut out the lights and came back inside to shop around. Wow, I had no idea good router tables were this expensive . I have become a believer in buying good quality tools though so I do want something of quality.
My question is.......are the newer craftsman tables any good? I looked at Harbor Freight but the only table I see from them comes with a router and I do not need another router......at least I hope not. Craigslist is not much help with this in my area right now either.
It's always something.