Best Router Table Reviews

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Picking the best router tables does not depend on what kind of a router table it is or even what it can be able to do. One thing you should know when picking a router table is that you are making a long term commitment and as a result it is important that you understand your requirements. Some of the questions that you should be asking yourself is what you want the router table to do in the first place. You should also ask yourself how much you want to spend and also how often you will be using this router table.

Once you have answers to all this questions you should move ahead and start shopping for that perfect router table that will meet all your needs. Assuming that you already have all the answers regarding the router table you need, below are reviews of three router table that have proven over time to be reliable, long lasting and most importantly dependable.

Bosch RA1811 Benchtop Router Table Review – Our Pick

Having the best router table, especially if you want to create wood products on your own, is very important. With the Bosch RA1811 Benchtop Router Table, you are assured of a router table that will help you create wood products of high quality. Some of the features that have made this router table great include an adjustable feather-board, a dual outlet switch, a 6-foot power cord and a dust collection port. In addition to all this, the Bosch RA1811 Benchtop has a huge work surface and it is equipped with an aluminum fence that has aluminum router mounting plate and an MDF face plate.

 

Pros

• This router table has a 27-inch long and 18-inch wide table top therefore offering a very large surface to work with.

• This router table comes with an aluminum router mounting plate that is very rigid therefore making it easy to keep the wood flat when being cut.

The Bosch RA1811 Benchtop router table also has a very efficient dust extraction system

Cons

• The Bosch RA1811 Benchtop is not that pocket friendly.

• It’s not that easy to use

Bosch RA1171 Cabinet Style Router Table Review

Our second router table is another Bosch product. Over the years, this company has been able establish itself as the number one company for anything that touches on router tables. One of the main reasons why Bosch has been able to stay ahead of the pack is its ability to come up with advanced features and integrate them in their tools. Now back to the Bosch RA1171 Cabinet Style. This router table has a reasonable work surface with a 4.8*27*24.2 inch dimension. In terms of weight, the Bosch RA1171 Cabinet Style weighs 42 pounds and it usually comes in a blue color. Other features that make up this router table include a tall aluminum fence that has 2 adjustable medium density fiberboard(MDF), a rigid aluminum mounting plate as well as dust collection ports and adjustable feather-board.

Pros

• It is able to handle hard work pieces with very little ease.

• It allows for an accurate cut thanks to its rigid aluminum router mounting plate.

• It has a very efficient dust extraction system

Cons

• It’s tolerant is not that tight and its router mounting plate is positioned below the surface of the table.

Craftsman Router and Router Table Combo Review

Another company known to create perfect router tables is Craftsman. Just as the name suggests Craftsman have perfected their art, in fact, they were honored as America’s most trusted brand. That said, it goes without saying that Craftsman’s Router and Router Table Combo is a perfect tool for anyone looking at creating wood products. This router table features a 334 square inch surface covers, a 9.5amp router with a 1-1/2 HP motor that operates at 27,000 revolutions per minute. In addition, the Craftsman Router and Router Table Combo features a duplex outlet power strip that has a safety lock that is integrated, a dust extraction port that is 2 – ¼ inch, a wrench table, a fence system that is multi functional and adjustable, a dust guard, a hardware, a miter gauge and 2 feather boards.

Pros

• It’s long lasting and it has a very strong router

• It has a tabletop that is well sized making working on its surface easy

• It has a multifunctional fence system that is adjustable and extendable.

Cons

• It’s very expensive compared to other router tables.

• It’s not that easy to use

Conclusion 

Ultimately, all these three router tables, that is the Craftsman Router and Router Table Combo, Bosch RA1171 Cabinet Style and Bosch RA1811 Benchtop, are guaranteed to give you the end result that you need. In addition, all this router tables have a great design and they all have table tops that are well sized. As earlier indicated, picking the best router table for you all comes down to your preferences. With the list preference on your hand, you can easily pick the best router table for you.

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