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chunkolini

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Hi Guys
I am looking for a simple cheap router table on a tight budget, say around the £100 mark.
I have seen this available locally http://www.toolite.org.uk/charwood-rout ... 11368.html
and loads of variations on this theme all over the internet.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220807842870? ... 1423.l2649
Seems to good to be true.
I am after something that I can build into a workbench as a permanent fixture
I am not doing anything fancy, just cutting lots of repetitive rebates in the backs of wooden shelves. I dont really mind if the cheapo router blows up in a year, the last cheapo one I had lasted for years as I a not working anything too hard.
reason for going to a table mounted version? I have been using my Hitachi router both by hand and table mounted and am fed up with changing it over from my dodgy home made router table.
Budget is a key word here,
Chunko'.
 

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If you've a decent table saw with sufficient space underneath the table mount it there, as I have, saves space.

Roy.
 

chunkolini

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Dont have a table saw, I fancy that I can jusr screw down/build into my workbnch as a semipermanent thing.
I reckon the Charwood one looking at them both again.
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If you want to drop a table into an existing bench / worktop, may I suggest the Axminster insert:
http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-ax ... rod784593/
I use one exactly like that, dropped into a top and with a 1/4" router. Made a fence with some ali angle, mdf face and T-Track from Rutlands. It works very well and cost about £70 all in, including (in my case) extraction behind the fence (plumbing white pipe).
 

chunkolini

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I had wondered about buying the insert and making the rest of it.
But I work for myself, a morning (ha ha) spent making it? I would be better off buying something that will work straight off.
Chunko'.
 

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soulboy":21nnivpe said:
Hi all, does anyone have comments, good or bad, on this weekends offer from Rutlands?
http://www.rutlands.co.uk/workshop-&-po ... uter-table
thx chris

Hi soulboy, I bought the rutlands table last week and have to say that I've been very impressed with the build materials for such a low price. I have mounted it into a bench and I'm very impressed with it. For that money its not worth making your own.
 
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