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Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table

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  • Benchtop router table is compatible with most routers
  • Includes 2 adjustable featherboards, dust collection port, dual outlet switch and 6-foot power cord
  • Aluminum fence with MDF face plates and aluminum router mounting plate
  • Includes mounting hardware for a variety of routers
  • Work surface measures 27-inches by 18-inches
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Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table + Bosch 1617EVSPK 12 Amp 2-1/4-Horsepower Plunge and Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit with 1/4-Inch and 1/2-Inch Collets + MLCS 8377 15-Piece Router Bit Set with Carbide-Tipped 1/2-Inch Shanks
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 114-RA1181
Item Weight34.4 pounds
Product Dimensions27 x 18 x 14.5 inches
Item model numberRA1181
FinishClear-Coated Aluminum Top
Materialaluminum
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty Description30 day money back guarantee, 1 yr limited warranty, 1 yr service protection plan
  
Additional Information
ASINB000H12DQ6
Best Sellers Rank #1,672 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight34.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 2, 2004
  
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Product Description

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The Bosch RA1181 benchtop router table provides a large work surface for woodworking and routing. Designed to fit a variety of routers, this router table is a versatile piece of equipment that will serve as an indispensable part of any woodworking shop. Its 2-1/2 inch dust collection port offers better dust collection for a cleaner work environment. The large aluminum top makes the table both durable and portable. This benchtop router table includes mounting hardware, features a tall aluminum fence with adjustable MDF face plates, two outfeed shims, and an aluminum router mounting plate. The starter pin and guard for router curved workpieces is also included, in addition to the built-in cord wrap for convenient storage and portability.

At a Glance
RA1181 Benchtop Router Table Kit At a Glance:

  • Set of three mounting-plate insert rings

  • Two adjustable featherboards, an adjustable clear guard, and a starter pin and guard

  • Two outfeed fence shims measuring 1/16-inch

  • Includes heavy-duty 15 Amp switch with two outlets, overload protection, lockout key, and 6-inch cord
At a Glance
RA1181 benchtop Router
The RA1181 benchtop router is precise and versatile (click to enlarge).
Designed for Versatility and Precision
Attributed to its versatile design, the RA1181 lets you work with a variety of materials while ensuring precision with every cut. With a tall aluminum fence measuring 4-7/8 inches in height by 25-1/8 inches in length, the table handles tall stock with ease. The fence also features adjustable MDF face plates for better support and smoother operation.

The rigid aluminum router mounting plate provides accurate cuts and it is pre-drilled to fit a variety of routers, for added versatility. The easy-to-use featherboards attach to the fence and table. They are adjustable to fit a variety of work pieces. They also provide additional support and control while feeding stock across the routing table.

Dust Collection Port and Accessory Slot
The Bosch RA1181 benchtop router table features a dust collection port in the fence that accepts standard 2 1/2-inch hoses to connect to a dust collection system or shop vacuum. The 3/4-inch by 3/8-inch accessory slot can be used to add additional featherboards as well as optional accessories, such as miter gauges. The RA1181 benchtop router table measures 27-inches wide by 14 1/2-inches high by 18-inches deep and weighs 30 pounds. It has a maximum fence opening and a maximum throat opening of 2 5/8-inches, and accepts router bits up to 3 1/2-inch in diameter.

About Bosch
Since the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation was established in North America in 2003, the Bosch brand has become synonymous with engineering excellence. The power tools division of Bosch continues to be a pioneer and world market leader for power tools and power tool accessories. Their core success factors are innovative strength, new product launches, and pace of innovation. Bosch is every professionals go-to brand for power tools that will last a lifetime.

What's in the Box
This Bosch product includes: one RA1181 benchtop router table, a set of three mounting-plate insert rings, router mounting hardware, dual-outlet 15 Amp switch with overload protection, two adjustable featherboards, adjustable clear guard, starter pin and guard, and two 1/16-inch outfeed fence shims.

Warranty Information
It is backed by Bosch's one-year limited warranty, 30-day money back guarantee, and one-year service protection plan.


Important Information

Safety Warning
Read and understand instruction manual prior to operation.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The one time prize was too good.
Hans E. Sander
The table wasn't even close to being flat, and what's more useless than a router table with a warped surface?
just the truth
This is a very designed and well made product.
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315 of 321 people found the following review helpful By J. Sacher on October 25, 2006
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I've been contemplating getting around to building a router table for far too long. I've been limping by with my tablesaw router insert. I had gotten a great deal on the Bosch 1617 Plunge/Fixed combo a while back. I thought that this would be a good pair, using the fixed base mounted in the table, with above table adjustment, and the plunge base for handheld use.

The table is cast aluminum and it was as square as I was able to measure. The router mount plate is a strong cast aluminum piece as well. It shouldn't sag from leaving a router mounted as I have seen in some other plates. There are adjustment screws for each corner and each edge (a total of 8). This allows you to mount the plate perfectly flush of the table top. The fence is an extruded aluminum piece with adjustable MDF faces. It was square and true. Also included were two 1/16" plastic sheets to slide behind the MDF for using the table as an edge jointer. This is a nice idea for someone starting out, but I prefer a real jointer.

The power switch is a little odd. You lift a plastic lever to turn on a rocker switch. If you press down on the lever at all, it will shut off the switch. This should work well, but I can see a possibility of breaking the plastic lever. That would not prevent the switch from functioning, it would just be harder to turn off.

The featherboards included will be usable and are pretty well designed. The storage area in one leg is a great idea, but it is impossible to put everything not in use in there. I will most likely mount this on top of a rolling cabinet with some drawers. I could also see eventually keeping the aluminum top and replacing the plastic legs with a cabinet. The top should last for a long while.
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276 of 284 people found the following review helpful By M. S. Donahue on January 6, 2007
As a previous review mentioned, this fits a bunch of routers, which can be found listed on the Bosch site. To make things easier, here they are:

Predrilled for following routers:

BOSCH 1617 series*, 1613 series, 1619EVS; Porter Cable 690, 892-895 series*, 7529; Milwaukee: 5615, 5616; Hitachi: M12VC; DeWalt: DW616, DW618*; Makita: RF1100, RF1101; Ryobi: R161K, R162K; Craftsman: Fixed base models with 1/2? collet capacity

*Note: Fixed Base Models Only
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235 of 252 people found the following review helpful By JCullen on October 16, 2007
Check the table for flatness when you get it! My first one had a high spot about an inch to the left of the table insert. I returned it and the second one did also. I called Bosch and after some time it turns out that they had some production errors. Bosch customer service was very good. I like the design of the table. Hopefully it will work well, but I have had to spend 3 or 4 hrs trying to get a table that works.

PS Look at the bottom of the table for 3 digits in red. My table was batch 787.
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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful By gdaddy on March 31, 2008
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I am a novice as this is my first router table. However, I spend a lot of time watching skilled people use tools. Long story short, this is not a cabinet maker's router table. If you're a REAL pro, you probably want to build one that is larger and with better work piece control attachments. But, if you are like me (father of 2 who likes to build stuff like cabinets, benches, desks, etc) then this router table is fantastic!!! The mounting plate is pre-drilled for a number of commercially available routers. The table allows for very precise cuts, the drop in plate is thick steel and easy to adjust, the fence is sturdy and easy to adjust, it comes with three inserts that allow you to use the router/table with a number of different bits and finally, the table is NOT flimsy!

I previously purchased a craftsman router table that I returned because it was flimsy and I would have needed to drill out the drop in plate for my dewalt router. This, in my opinion, would have reduced precision and greatly reduced my satisfaction. For me, you can't beat the quality for the price. IMO, this table is the only one to start with.

Enjoy!
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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful By A. Fanning on July 23, 2011
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I bought this table to run a bunch of moulding for several rooms in our house. I have run a couple hundred feet of stock through it now and have to say that it is a good little table for the price, with a couple of caveats.

Assembly was a bit complex, but not to bad. The parts list was rather hopeless for identifying the various bolts but everything was specialized enough that it was pretty obvious what was supposed to fasten "where" when everything was all laid out and compared to the diagrams. (If the parts list had either had actual "real size" illustrations for the hardware, or had sorted the hardware into various plastic baggies with codes on them, it would have been much easier.) I like pictures better than words and the pictures were lavish and detailed. The step-by-step instructions were pretty straightforward as well, once I was able to identify which bolt was which.

The lock nuts that were supposed to keep the bolts to the legs and the main table all failed. All the nuts jiggled out from router vibration and a couple got lost before I noticed the problem. In its favor, it has a total of 8 bolts to mount the table platform to the legs and remained stable during use with 4 of those bolts completely loose! But, it was a simple matter to replace the missing nuts and lock washers (common sizes) and add a little teflon tape wrapped around the all bolt shanks to secure them in place. The original hardware (that wasn't lost) now is holding fine with the addition of the teflon tape under the nuts.

The mounting plate for the router is a nice solid plate with a total of 6 different mounting configurations for various routers. It will mount just about anything on the market, apparently.
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