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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking at buying a portable router table to mount a Frued FT1700 in. The table I am looking at the Frued RTP1000 ( I can't post the URL because I am a newby). Is anyone using this and what are your thoghts? The price on some of the different on line companies is about $200.00.

To find the table go to Frued . com and look in power tools at the router tables.

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Well Jim I am not sure about the table, but your user name has me curious? My avatar was below and thus the Xplorx4 user name, I have had my jeep two times to Colorado and had a good time, mostly in the San Juan's. I lived there from 1967-1976 than to Wyoming. I sure did enjoy doing the trails, but there are none to do here in GA. I do miss that, and that is part of the reason I have gotten into woodworking. I would be interested in the origin of the "jeepman71".
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Hey Jerry

Nice looking Jeep

Are looking for a hard top for your Jeep, my son took his off and put on a rag top on,, it's been in the garage for about 60 days, he started to replace the clutch cly.and he got side tracked...in fact he has some of my tools that I want back, I called him and said can I bring my tools over to your garage ?, and he said ,sure but why ? and I said I like have all my tools in one place ,,,hint ,hint hahaha , I now got to a point with him and my other son, they need to sign out on the chart b/4 they take the tools home, This old man can sometimes forget who has the tools ..

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Well Jim I am not sure about the table, but your user name has me curious? My avatar was below and thus the Xplorx4 user name, I have had my jeep two times to Colorado and had a good time, mostly in the San Juan's. I lived there from 1967-1976 than to Wyoming. I sure did enjoy doing the trails, but there are none to do here in GA. I do miss that, and that is part of the reason I have gotten into woodworking. I would be interested in the origin of the "jeepman71".



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The quality of the Freud table is surprisingly low. This is the one product from Freud I give a big thumbs down. My first choice is the Router workshop table from Oak Park, and my second choice for a portable table is the Kreg bench top model. Both are under $200 and worth checking out.

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Would you care to elaborate on what you did not like about the RTP1000?
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Explorx4, I had a 71 cj that I bought to keep me busy in the garage about 15 years ago. Like every thing I do I went overboard, mass amounts of custom and alot of fun. Done Moab several times, Penrose a couple times and a bunch of others oround. Fun but expensive sport. Fuel costs and trail closures have put me in the same boat as you. When the shop time on the jeep dwindled my wife (very understanding and suportive woman when it comes to a man's childish side) said that if I didn't get another project and get out of her hair she would throw me out. Wood work just seemed natural and more expensive.

Thanks for the reply Mike. What do you find wrong with the Freud? I like many others took advantage of the 1702 and it conveneintly bolts to this table.


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The leg assembly on the RTP1000 looks rather spindly to me, rather like mounting a CJ5 on mountain-bike wheels. ;-)

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Touche(sp) Ralph, I am going to go look at one today and see what it looks like.

I use my two car garage for my shop and need to be able to park in it after I am done playing. I like the idea of folding this up and hanging it on the wall. I was also looking at the Bosch portable unit but it is almost double in price and the fence looks pretty cheesy.

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I'm _very_ new to all this, so take my advice with a bottle of salt.

look at the Rockler - for the price it's the only one that comes with a metal insert which is conviniently pre-drilled. The stand has gotten good reviews for being solid, though not as pretty as say the bench dog. Also you can get inserts inexpensivly for the rockler which you will need to use guide bushings.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=18031

The only major thing I heard on the Rockler is that the surface can chip on the edges because the laminate is thin.

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look at the Rockler - for the price it's the only one that comes with a metal insert which is conviniently pre-drilled.
That's not quite accurate since the RTP1000 comes with a 1/4" aluminum insert that is drilled for the FT1700:

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