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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know who many of you own Kreg products, maybe you own their Pocket Hole System, if you do, then I could only guess that you are as happy with it as I am.

Now believing in their pocket hole system, and after much research onto many other router tables, I settled The Kreg Precision Router table. This table is nothing close to Precision.

I can say the table itself is everything they say, it's dead flat and quite slick, but the fence is not precise at all. In their video they say "You'll never have to worry about measuring the space the fence and the miter slot again." That's a load of crap! if I don't measure the distance from both sides of the fence my work is always off anywhere between 1/16 to 3/32. But honestly folks, even if it was that precise, I would still take out my rule and do the job it is intended to do, measure.

Now I really don't want to get into the whole story about the month and a half of calling Kreg, but I will give you a quick synopsis. After 4 router plates, 3 sets of reducing rings and in the end a whole new table, until today I still couldn't get the plate to stay flush with their Precision Router Insert Plate Levelers...my ass!

I have wasted hours trying to flush up the centers of their plate, the corners are not a problem at all, but the centers never, ever get flush nor come close to being.

Along with the hours, I have wasted tones of stock because if it, but no more! I went out today and bough two joining plates, machine screws and bolts. I gorilla glued the bolts to the plates then screwed the plates to the center of the cross cutting (east and west) path of the table. In essence, I made my own Precision Router Insert Plate Levelers. I cut some rabbits and they were as straight as a the board.

If you happen to own this table and are having the same problem take a look at my photos and do the same thing. Now all I have to do is figure out how to pull the north and south sides down to make them flush. But for now, after 2 months of owning this table, I am becoming happy using it.
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Thats too bad, i don't have one, but i don't think i want one. It seems to me that they would tell you to take it back, or have a rep look at it. I would want my customers satisfied

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Howard, I can say they did everything to accommodate me, sending me the new plates and even the new table, but in the end the result was still the same. I have been using it all day and with the modification the plate is nice and flat, the way it should be.

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Wow, Anthony. That sounds like a terrible experience. I was about to order the Kreg Precision Router Table, in part based on this review:

(This is my first post, so the forum won't let me post a URL...so you will have to put the http jazz in front of this

routerforums.com/general-routing/14609-kreg-precision-router-table-my.html

But then I saw yours! Given Kreg's reputation, it's surprising that you had so many problems. I thought I'd check back with you now, a couple of months later, and see if you got to a good resolution and whether you have any further thoughts.

Do you think yours was a unique experience in any way? If not, were there other router tables you researched that you think would have been a better choice in the $500 range?
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Anthony: I guess I am a little confused. If the plate is flat and the table is flat, what is causing the the plate to not flush up? Is there flex in the plate? Kreg uses a phenolic plate don't they? Nice fix, maybe Kreg should add center leveler.
I have the Rousseau table insert and have a similar problem. However, the Rousseau plate is crowned so I have to live with it.
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