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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-27-2009, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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I am an experienced woodworker. I have used many tytpes of hand held routers. However, I have not used a router table very often. Only for the basic stuff. (Router mounted in a basic fashion with a simple fence on a wood cabinet that I had attached to my table saw.
I seek member advice on whether or not to buy a table top/fence etc. or make my own. It seems that I could jumpstart myself by buying a table top and fence combination. So, if I were going to buy a "system," which would you recommend so that I can build on it as time and money allow. I guess I am asking a "bang for the buck" kind of question. I would use my Triton router for the system.
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If you have the room, a purpose built router table cabinet is great. I do not have the room, but I have 2 tables which share my router, Jessem router raiser and Incra Ultra system. The Big table is in my school workshop, the smaller one at my home workshop. Bit, spanners and guides live in a custom toolbox.
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Greetings and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us. Depends upon what you care to use it for. What are your needs and how do you want to accomplish them. I almost always lean toward building the table, but thats me. A little more information helps, like how much do you want to spend?

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Have you thought of a 'Woodrat'. These are excellent as they take up little space and will do almost anything
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