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jwDave

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I have tried to find a suitable table to mount this router on but no joy, I guess it doesn’t exist. So...

I want a small (my workshop is small :-( ) router table with above table height adjustment. What recommendations are out there for a table/router combination to achieve this?

I find the product reviews very obscure in terms of what will fit with what and what has an above table height adjustment.

Any advice would be really appreciated. I am not looking for a cheap solution, I am looking for a good solution.
 

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Any advice would be really appreciated. I am not looking for a cheap solution, I am looking for a good solution.

No doubt you will receive plenty of advice. Here is the router and lift I use:


I am very happy with this, and I have gone down several expensive rabbit holes with different routers and configurations before I stopped with this setup.
 

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A lot depends on what you expect to route as you could be seriously constrained by a cordless under a router table. What you have with the Dewalt is an excellent trimmer and light plunge router. If I were you I would keep the Dewalt for freehand routing and either buy something like a Triton which is designed for under table work. With a Triton you can build your own bench table like this:
A Tour of my Awesome Router Table (Using a Triton TRA001 / TRB001) - YouTube
and use an insert like this:
INCRA - MagnaLOCK - Router Plates - 7518-T | Wood Workers Workshop

I made mine to sit on the end of my bench using a Triton TRA001 and the above insert plate and it works very well.
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There are many posts here on this subject with many different answers so you will need to take a leap of faith at some point. @MikeK solution above is a great one if you can stretch to it.
 

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A lot depends on what you expect to route as you could be seriously constrained by a cordless under a router table. What you have with the Dewalt is an excellent trimmer and light plunge router. If I were you I would keep the Dewalt for freehand routing and either buy something like a Triton which is designed for under table work. With a Triton you can build your own bench table like this:
A Tour of my Awesome Router Table (Using a Triton TRA001 / TRB001) - YouTube
and use an insert like this:
INCRA - MagnaLOCK - Router Plates - 7518-T | Wood Workers Workshop

I made mine to sit on the end of my bench using a Triton TRA001 and the above insert plate and it works very well.
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There are many posts here on this subject with many different answers so you will need to take a leap of faith at some point. @MikeK solution above is a great one if you can stretch to it.
+1 here. But mine went into a kreg router table I bought off someone here.

But soon the router table will go and I will integrate a similar setup to above on the right hand side extension of my table saw.
 

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If you are in a tight budget, Triton is a good option. If you can indeed stretch, Incra setup shown above by @MikeK is the ultimate stop for you, especially if you retain your dewalt for hand held stuff.
 
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