Hi all I just opend the box on my new router table top from woodcraft. Its a Pinnacle MDF top. I put a staight edge on the top to check for flatness after I assembled it to its base and I have a good 1/8th inch sag in the middle of the table before I put the router in it. Has any one else had this issue and if so is there a remidy? I sent a message to customer service but no reply so far. What to do??
The Pinnacle router table needs metal angle iron to keep the table flat. If it did not come with the table see if they are an add one.
Even with the sag the angle iron will pull it flat and stay flat.
I agree that brand new it should be flat, but making flat inlays 3/4" thick all the time. I know that from the time I ship out, to the client receiving the piece they can sag and warp.
It is not an issue. Place weight on the table on a floor, I use boxes of 18" floor tile, in a day or two it will be dead flat and than add the angle iron underneath.
You probably do not need to add weight and wait if it is only an 1/8" the angle Iron will probably pull it flat.
No matter what anyone says a bigger table like that even with double MDF and laminate on both sides can and will warp depending on several factors if no support underneath issued., The ones that do get tables that do not sag with no support are simply lucky.
Woodcraft sells metal just for this application, cheaper angle iron works as well if you can drill it.
Try the angle iron and my technique of flattening, it works every time.