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thecoder

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I'm looking to buy my first router table and I have couple of Bosch routers,I have very little knowledge of either can anyone advise a router table that would be suitable or not as the case may be.
 

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If like me you don't want to have to keep taking your router off your table, and fixing it again, Machine Mart do a Woodstar table with router built in.

It's also really easy to raise / lower as it has a wheel on the side for this, which i always found a pain with most router tables where you mount your own router.

although you can get router lifts and so on, you can end up spending a lot on a table.

The woodstar is not the best quality, but for about £150 is value enough, I am only using it for perhaps one hour every fortnight, so it's the perfect compromise for me.

Otherwise Rutlands seem to always have a sale on a couple of very (they say) popular tables.
 

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wcndave":j4nrsqp1 said:
If like me you don't want to have to keep taking your router off your table, and fixing it again, Machine Mart do a Woodstar table with router built in.

It's also really easy to raise / lower as it has a wheel on the side for this, which i always found a pain with most router tables where you mount your own router.

although you can get router lifts and so on, you can end up spending a lot on a table.

The woodstar is not the best quality, but for about £150 is value enough, I am only using it for perhaps one hour every fortnight, so it's the perfect compromise for me.

Otherwise Rutlands seem to always have a sale on a couple of very (they say) popular tables.

Many thanks for that info, I only need the tool for small jobs now and again so that sounds like a good comprise.
 
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