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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-29-2008, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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I'm looking at Sommerfeld's router table after seeing one in operation at a woodworking trade show in Nashville. The reviews have been very scant, and I only found two comments on the whole Internet, one from a guy saying the table wasn't flat and true (which could be because it ships as three extrusions that are bolted together and he didn't think to lay them upside-down on a flat surface to attach them before mounting to the table or because the extrusion process is flawed and forced the aluminum through at an unsteady pace causing the individual extrusions to not be flat) and a second comment confirming the first without detail. I've noticed that Sommerfeld occassionally has an engineering bugger, like a tongue-and-groove bit set that fails to close by 1/32" of an inch because the groove is too deep or tongue to shallow, but such buggers are always quickly fixed, making me expect that if there was a table problem, it would have been fixed quickly as well. Does anybody have any experience with this table in the last few months?
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HI Doc

I can see suggesting anything to you is going to be a hard one..

But I will suggest you forget the new Sommerfeld's router table and take a hard look at the older Sommerfeld's router table ,,,I and 6 other members have one of the older types ..and it's great


As far as the bit set,, Marc came out with his own and used the sharper type to make is new set(s) that's to say they now cut 1/2" deep unlike the norm of 7/16" deep..but they still sale the older type
It makes it a lot essayer to "finger" out the parts to the door frames.


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I'm looking at Sommerfeld's router table after seeing one in operation at a woodworking trade show in Nashville. The reviews have been very scant, and I only found two comments on the whole Internet, one from a guy saying the table wasn't flat and true (which could be because it ships as three extrusions that are bolted together and he didn't think to lay them upside-down on a flat surface to attach them before mounting to the table or because the extrusion process is flawed and forced the aluminum through at an unsteady pace causing the individual extrusions to not be flat) and a second comment confirming the first without detail. I've noticed that Sommerfeld occassionally has an engineering bugger, like a tongue-and-groove bit set that fails to close by 1/32" of an inch because the groove is too deep or tongue to shallow, but such buggers are always quickly fixed, making me expect that if there was a table problem, it would have been fixed quickly as well. Does anybody have any experience with this table in the last few months?



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My suggestion, stay away from aluminum tables. They leave black marks on your wood that can't be removed without a lot of sanding, or planing.
That's one of the main reasons I bought an iron top table saw, and want to replace my bandsaw.

You have already mentioned possible trouble spots with the Sommerfeld setup. Why take a chance?

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David you could always conceder making your own table, I know some folks are a little intimidated by that notion but it isn't all that hard. You can buy router table kits that have all but the table top and that some folk have made from MDF or particle board, and laminating it themselves. If that doesn't work for you then buying one is for sure the way to go and I don't know if more $$$$ means better or just more $$$$. Visit lots of sites and read up on the advantages and disadvantages of both.

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I would just hawk Amazon and wait until the entire CMT(Old Sommerfeld setup} goes on sale again. It went as low as 350.00 for the table, fence, cabinet and insert with 2 rings! Plus some Feather boards to boot.

Its back up to 602.00, but has been changing every few days and will go back to the 300.00 to 350.00 price.

When it does go back down in price I just have to get the set up again. I sold one of the setups and regret it!

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Actually on check out the entire price goes down by 15% to 512.00 with no tax or shipping charged. Still a a steal! even at that price! I am kicking myself for not buying it when the price went to 297 with the discount! I just love the pivoting fence.

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HI NIck

Down to 250.oo at one time and 3 guys I know about got one at that time..I was lucky I got it for 234.oo..
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I would just hawk Amazon and wait until the entire CMT(Old Sommerfeld setup} goes on sale again. It went as low as 350.00 for the table, fence, cabinet and insert with 2 rings! Plus some Feather boards to boot.

Its back up to 602.00, but has been changing every few days and will go back to the 300.00 to 350.00 price.

When it does go back down in price I just have to get the set up again. I sold one of the setups and regret it!

router table plus cabinet

Actually on check out the entire price goes down by 15% to 512.00 with no tax or shipping charged. Still a a steal! even at that price! I am kicking myself for not buying it when the price went to 297 with the discount! I just love the pivoting fence.



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Yes I really am kicking myself. That had to be the best deal of the year. After so many tables I have used and made, I always come back to that one. If it goes to 300.00 again then its reduced to 255.00 at checkout. I think even at 600.00 it is still comparable to other tables in that price range.
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HI Nick

I can't tell you how good of a deal it was ,,,,I got a extra complete free fence in the deal....

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Yes I really am kicking myself. That had to be the best deal of the year. After so many tables I have used and made, I always come back to that one. If it goes to 300.00 again then its reduced to 255.00 at checkout. I think even at 600.00 it is still comparable to other tables in that price range.



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I should never have sold one.
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What is the base made of on those Orange CMT router tables? (The orange part)

If they get down that low, it certainly would seem like a great buy.

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