|Item Weight||43.2 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||26.8 x 22.8 x 5.1 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||40-001|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Bench Dog 40-001 ProTop Contractor Benchtop Router Table
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- Ample 16-by-22-inch router table with plastic laminate top
- Clear acrylic insert accepts most routers; melamine cabinet
- Extruded aluminum fence with T-slots
- All necessary hardware and assembly instructions included
- Limited 2-year warranty
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This compact, portable table is packed with full-sized features that make it one of the finest job site router tables on the market. Its unique forward offset router location and dual position fence give it as much usable table surface as most full-size router tables. With 15" of inside cabinet height, it can house virtually any router. It includes a non-marring laminate top, Bench Dog's 22" ProFence with integral 2-1/2" dust port, an aluminum miter accessory track that adjusts for a no-slop fit for standard miter gauges, a pre-drilled router insert plate that fits many popular routers, and an enclosed birch plywood cabinet that minimizes dust and noise. Phenolic insert plate is pre-drilled for the following routers: Bosch: 1617/1618 seriesCraftsman: Fixed baseDeWalt: DW616/18 series, DW621, DW625Fein: RT1800Hitachi: M12VC (fixed and kit)Makita: 1100 series (includes plunge bases)Milwaukee: 5615/16/19 series, 5625Porter-Cable: 690/890 series, 7529 plungeRyobi: 161K, 180PLSkil: 1823/35/40/45-02Note: Other routers may require drilling of mounting holes.
Don't let its compact size fool you. The award-winning Bench Dog 40-001 ProTop Contractor Benchtop Router Table makes use of a unique forward offset router location and the dual-position ProFence to provide as much usable work surface as most full-size router tables. Designed to be durable, easy to move around the job site, and ready to accept any router, it provides the versatility, stability, and guidance you need to complete precision projects safely.
Whether you're a professional craftsperson or a serious do-it-yourselfer, a router table like the ProTop Contractor lets you tackle jobs that would be difficult or impossible to complete precisely with a handheld router.
A top-quality fence is critical to the performance of any router table system, and this system relies on the feature-loaded ProFence. Its heavy-duty, one-piece aluminum frame is fully machined on the front and bottom surfaces to ensure it's flat, true, and square. Easy-adjust sub-fences and bit guard are also included.
The ProTop Contractor provides a flexible setup that can be adjusted to project-specific needs, with an aluminum miter accessory track that is adjustable to fit all standard miter gauges, plus accessory T-slots on both the table and fence that are perfect for mounting featherboards, stops, fence risers, and switches. This allows you to accommodate the full range of router applications, from cutting dadoes and slots to crafting precise joints. For work with large panels, this table also offers dual fence slots, so you can flip the fence around quickly and easily.
An integrated 2-1/2-inch dust port fits standard shop vac hoses to help keep your work area clear of debris for safety, visibility, and operator comfort.
Dependable Construction for Tough Jobs
The non-marring laminate top is built using stress-skin construction for strength and flatness, and it measures 24 x 16 inches to provide a large work area. Exclusive twin steel rails support your router, while the enclosed birch plywood cabinet reduces dust and noise, and its solid panel construction makes it stronger than cheap plastic or stamped steel stands. The cabinet's rubber feet prevent table slippage and double as isolation mounts for dramatically reduced vibration.
This table's setup will accept any router, and the included router plate is predrilled to make installation extra-easy for most popular routers from leading brands like Craftsman, DeWalt, Fein, Hitachi, Makita, Ryobi, and Skil. The 15-inch inside-cabinet height provides plenty of space for whatever router you use, plus room for Bench Dog's ProLift and other accessories (not included).
This portable router table weighs just 40 pounds, and it requires assembly. It is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
About Bench Dog
Bench Dog offers a growing line of router tables, safety accessories, and tools for everyone from building and woodworking professionals to schools and serious beginners.
The company began in 1995 with Norston Fontaine, Karen Slatter, and the simple idea that great tools are the result of great design and solid engineering. Since then, Bench Dog tools have received an enthusiastic response from customers, trade publications, and the woodworking community at large.
What's in the Box
Table top, fence, dust port, bit guard, miter track, pre-drilled router insert plate, mounting screws, and cabinet.
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Complaints: first, the back cabinet piece was a little shorter than the sides (maybe 1/32") This caused a slight bow in the top when I screwed in the back center top bolt. I shimmed it a bit and tightened the bolt to fix it. Second, as noted in several other posts, the vacuum port on the fence back does not fit any standard shop vacs. Since this is a portable table, it will likely be hooked up to one. I finally modified a shop vac connector with my dremel tool to make it fit. Third, and most frustrating, is the ridiculously fiddly adjustments for the router plate. After spending about 1 1/2 hours putting the table together, I spent the next 45 minutes trying to get the plate to lie flat. With no success, I attacked it again a couple of hours later, both with and without the router attached. I got it close enough to use, but it still is not 'just right'. Maybe it's just me, but I suggest extra patience. It should not be that difficult to level the darn thing. I can't imagine living with this plate long term.
In retrospect, although this is a nicely made table, I would likely buy something else if I had it to do over again. I expect my tools to work and be easy to manage. Add in the fact that you also have to provide your own switch system (this is clearly not included so it is not a direct criticism) and I think there are much better options for your money.
The overall integrity of the table does feel solid but not worth no $300. Total waste of my money and Im not happy.
I should of got the bosch router table as it has so many better and practical features than this fancy sandbox TOY!!
Please do not purchase this. You wont be happy unless you like 300 dollar stationary toys.
It's solid and the top is easy to level. On the other hand, the levelling screws fall out and/or need to be re-tightened often. The Router plate doesn't come pre-fit for a Triton TR001 so if you're getting a big router keep that in mind. The cabinet doesn't have a dust port, so you'll have to cut one if you want one (and you'll probably want one). The fence is good and the fence dust port and shield are good.
Unless you actually need to be able to move your router table frequently, I'd rather have something more stationary - this is a *benchtop* router table. Keep that in mind!