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S. Froemming "Project Guy" RSS Feed (Plymouth, MN USA)

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Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table
Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table
Price: $162.00
5 used & new from $162.00

30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best "small" table on the market, June 18, 2007
After checking out a number of other benchtop router tables and not being terribly impressed, I had resigned myself to making my own router table. That is, I was until I found this item on Amazon and read the reviews -- and I'm glad I did. The unit has plenty of table-top space for working individual pieces or whole cabinet doors and the machining is excellent. The assembly is pretty straight-forward (the toughest part is differentiating between the types of bolts) and I was up and running in 30 minutes after opening the box. It's surprising light AND sturdy and having provisions to plug 2 items into the on-off safety switch (use one for your vacuum) is a great plus. The only real negatives are that the fence adjustments are a little coarse and the guides for the featherboards and chip guard aren't captive so they can be a little tricky putting on. Seeing how effective the unit is once I got it (especially with the RA1165 under-table router base) made the repeated shipping delays all the more aggravating.

Bosch RA1165 Under-Table Router Base with Above-Table Hex Key
Bosch RA1165 Under-Table Router Base with Above-Table Hex Key
Price: $54.16
6 used & new from $54.16

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saves time and knuckles, June 18, 2007
Even if you don't own the Bosch router table (and are using another brand), the RA1165 under-table base with hex key is a must. It can take 10-15 minutes to bolt/unbolt a fixed router base to the underside of a router table and you're constantly worrying about alignment and keeping the base square to the table (especially after you wear the threads on the machine bolts from repeated change-outs). It's a simple install and once it's there you're good to go. And the hex key makes vertical adjustments a snap -- just make sure the table you're using (if it's not a Bosch router table) has provisions for using the key.

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