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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-19-2020, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Default Bosch 1180 Fix or Scrap?

Hello World! Someone gave me one of these old router tables. It has the router plate but no hardware and no fences. It looks like some of the parts are no longer manufactured but can potentially be subbed with later model parts. Should I fix this or scrap it? Just FYI, I never want to scrap anything. I'd always rather fix something unless it is so difficult that it's really not worth it. However, I don't know enough to evaluate the situation as I don't even yet own a router.

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Hello and welcome to the forums...
According to your icon window yur choosing to be known as N/A...
so... Welcome to the forums N/A...

shop made fence plans or ready made universals abound...
what else do you think you'll need???
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Make a fence for it, hang one of your spare routers in it, install a roundover bit in it and leave it set up.

Don't have a spare router...? Let's buy one...

I guess it depends...do you have another table that you can use...? Are you planning on building one...? Use the plate for the new build, maybe...? Do you have space for another table...?

If you keep it, it looks like you will need a DYI fence and related nuts and bolts and an external switch...not a big lift. Lots of plans for fences...

If you don't now have a table, you can DIY what you will need to put this one in operation and make/buy something else later...

Check out www.ereplacementparts.com for hardware (bolts, carriage bolts, knobs, etc)...check parts for the 1180 and the 1181...

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Welcome to the forum. As already eluded to there are plenty of ways to make a fence from just a straight board clamped in position on the table to one that can be offset for use such as squaring the edge of rough sawn lumber. See Bob van Dyke's Router Table Fundamentals on Fine Woodworking for a good idea.
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The big question is - do you want or need a router?

If so, this table is a great start to 1) make your own fence, 2) buy a spiffy one, and 3) consider a router lift, 4) get a new router!

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LACK OF COURTESY BY ONE OF THE ELITE MEMBERS
It seems to me if you want people to join the forum and enjoy being able to comment and receive information, as asked for in above situation, you maybe should not insult them to start with. It may have been better said, we are glad to have you join, but we need a bit more information. your name and other items help us get to know you. Enjoy your time and welcome to the Router Forum.
But that is not what was said and I Quote, "Hello and welcome to the forums...
According to your icon window yur choosing to be known as N/A...
so... Welcome to the forums N/A..." I think this welcoming was by none other than one of your elite members. To me this is disgusting. You may also check the spelling and English. (YUR) This would make one wonder a bit, who am I dealing with here.

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LACK OF COURTESY BY ONE OF THE ELITE MEMBERS
It seems to me if you want people to join the forum and enjoy being able to comment and receive information, as asked for in above situation, you maybe should not insult them to start with. It may have been better said, we are glad to have you join, but we need a bit more information. your name and other items help us get to know you. Enjoy your time and welcome to the Router Forum.
But that is not what was said and I Quote, "Hello and welcome to the forums...
According to your icon window yur choosing to be known as N/A...
so... Welcome to the forums N/A..." I think this welcoming was by none other than one of your elite members. To me this is disgusting. You may also check the spelling and English. (YUR) This would make one wonder a bit, who am I dealing with here.
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Picky, picky, picky. Frank, not too many, if any, would take this as an insult. Lighten up. It's a humourus touch to a welcome. By now (299 posts) you should have recognized Stick's M.O. Formal greetings, trumpets, and the like are not the way here. Smile, and put away the dictionary.
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Picky, picky, picky. Frank, not too many, if any, would take this as an insult. Lighten up. It's a humourus touch to a welcome. By now (299 posts) you should have recognized Stick's M.O. Formal greetings, trumpets, and the like are not the way here. Smile, and put away the dictionary.
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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
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