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Don't Waste Your Money or Time,
This review is from: PORTER-CABLE 698 Bench Top Router Table (Tools & Home Improvement)
Thought I was getting a deal when I purchased the 1-1/2 hp P-C plunge router set with table. You get what you pay for. No problem with router but the table is VERY sub-standard. The fence adjustment is LOUSY. One wing nut holds each sliding fence and is almost impossible to get it square to the working surface due to the slop in the design. Too much wasted time is spent both aligning the fences to the table and to each other. The lightweight construction (cheap) allows the table to move around quite a bit when running material thru...be sure to clamp/bolt it down before use. The miter slot is rough and the slide is sticky. The only minor positive is the dust chute works adequately when connected to the shop vac.
In hindsight, I should have bought the router alone and looked elsewhere for a quality built piece of equipment. Now I'm forced to use it until I can build one that is suitable.
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Initial post: Dec 1, 2010 9:45:29 AM PST
D. Sargent says:
Totally agree. I've owned this stand for years and I only use it now as a dedicated round over stand. I'ts not worth the time to try and realign the fences after changing bits.
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