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    Rockler router table

    Rockler has its router table on sale for $60, reduced from $100, with free shipping. Does anyone have any experience with this table?
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    Dennis

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    They make many models including a bench top so I'm not sure which one you mean but, in general I have been happy with my TS extension table from Rockler. I did have to add a more complete support frame when I switched to a big router due to sag.

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    Their fence is very basic and very functional. Easy to add jigs and feather boards to. I guess what I'm saying is what they lack in sophistication and cost is made up for in versatility.
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    Can you post a link for the exact model?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    Thanks, that might be worth considering to replace my Griz mini-shaper. It does OK, for what it is but the 12"X12" table is very limiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    Just some considerations for the bench top model:

    You lose about 3/4" of bit depth as there is no plate and the router mounts directly to the table.

    The insert plates can be easily made from 1/8" hardboard.

    You want to have a good amount of the piece you are profiling supported on the table so doing anything like raised panels for a kitchen cabinet door would get pretty hairy on this guy.

    The fence, while short, has the same features of their longer fence; DC capable, t-slots for feather boards and bit guards, etc.

    For smaller pieces this would probably serve you well. Being small isn't necessarily a bad thing. I have a small bench top jointer that I use within it's capabilities and it does a fine job.
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