|Item Weight||34.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||27 x 18 x 14.5 inches|
|Item model number||RA1181|
|Finish||Clear-Coated Aluminum Top|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||30 day money back guarantee, 1 yr limited warranty, 1 yr service protection plan|
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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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The RA1181 benchtop router is precise and versatile (click to enlarge).
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.
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.
It is backed by Bosch's one-year limited warranty, 30-day money back guarantee, and one-year service protection plan.
Read and understand instruction manual prior to operation.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Router table is all that I expected, portable and sturdy. Only critic so far is to remove router from table the guide does not slide back far enough to lift router out of table. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Only thing that I didn't like about this table s that there was a burr in the aluminum that scratched my wood up pretty good. Had to work on the table a while to get it smooth. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ramexpress
Base is made of plastic and all together too many plastic parts, but you get what you pay for...Published 1 day ago by Ian
A really great little table for table for the price. It sets up fast and is really accure when in use. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Clarence Deffner
The actual assembly of this router table took some time, and the instructions were poor to say the least. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Jon Bailey
This is a good router table for the money. It's easy to set up and does what it's suppose to do. The openings in the front and back make it easy to change bits and make major... Read morePublished 12 days ago by RANDY
No complaints. If you need a router table that does router table things, this does the job admirably.Published 13 days ago by David Joshua Mcleod