JMT, I agree with you, I have quite a collection of stuff from Aldi and Lidl, but the planes did not inspire confidents when I looked at then in the pack last time. 8-[jmt":3sa0heuc said:looks good enough to use. I have bought inexpensive tools from Lidl and have been quite impressed. with the value.
Just like this one for £52.29It's not much diffrent than other branded table which cost far more money.
Hmm. Have you been to Ikea recenlty? Everything there is cheaper than if you bought the timber alone. Never mind kitting out your workshop etc.j":24wwpmwy said:or it'll cost me twice the price of pre-made stuff just to buy the timber, then i'll have to buy a jointer, plainer/thicknesser etc just to get it into a useable state. J
Thanks for the advice, how would you rate the Aldi router (also on offer)WiZeR":3v07yu5e said:I would buy this one if you are a beginner. These cheap rouAs long as you get a good router to go with it, then it should be fine. As you say, when you gain more experience you can make a decision wether to make a router table, buy one or indeed stick with this one.
Be quick tho, these deals go very quickly!
Yes, I agree, I was actually thinking of the hardwood garden bench I paid £20 for last year (end of season clearance), and the hardwood octagonal garden table top for £1 (missing legs)Adam":2ylth9nk said:Hmm. Have you been to Ikea recenlty? Everything there is cheaper than if you bought the timber alone. Never mind kitting out your workshop etc.
The difference is that when you make an item yourself, properly built and in good wood, you'll keep it for life. Ikea furtniture is unlikely to last more than 10 years, and certainly I've found each time you move any flat pack furniture the stress really shortens its life span.
I bought a cheap Ferm router when I was starting out (not so long ago). I used it a couple of times and it was fine but for some reason I felt I needed something 'better'. Now I have a Triton router I have used the Ferm more than ever. I'm not saying the Triton is rubbish, far far from it. But since I have gained a bit more experience, I have found the Ferm very good for small light work. I would say for table mounting you will need something a bit more powerful and better made than the one aldi are offering.j":wkg4vpzx said:Thanks for the advice, how would you rate the Aldi router (also on offer)
I actually bought it a couple of years ago. It seemed ok for what I used it for (just some pine) It's my first router.
I could consider buying a better one, but then I'm not sure if it would attach to this table.
Making your own router table doesn't have to be a mammoth project, I made one a few years ago when I needed one in a hurry and I reckon it took about 2 hours :shock:.I could build my own, but I think i'd rather buy one (if it's not too expensive) then I can actually use my tools instead of making attachments for tools
It's worth it; and even more so if you need things that you just can't buy. Something built-in, to fit a certain spot in your house, to house a particular item or items, or to give to someone else etc. Definitely worth it.j":1x4xgyl3 said:I think i'd build stuff more for the enjoyment, rather than any potential cost saving, but sometimes I wonder if it is worth it.
No, won't be anygood for that freud, the table is designed to take a 1/4" router. You'd need a bigger table for the freud.I take it this table is not a good companion for the Freud 2000