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I am new to this forum, but I would like to ask (probably been asked many times), but I am looking into getting my first REAL router table and am having a hard time deciding.
I first selected the MLCS table because I believe it would give me the overall capability to do cabinets (cope, stiles, raised panels, etc.). But my wood instructor is leading me to the Sommerfield table. I am going to be an occasional user of this table (Hobby usage) and I would have a hard time justifying the cost of the Sommerfield table. The MLCS table is in more of my price range.
Also, could someone please tell me if the Katana cabinet bits (in a set) are all matched the same way that the Sommerfield cabinet bits are, that is you set the first initial bit (cope) and all of the other bits will be mated up without re-adjusting the router in the table.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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You want a table to build cabinets? Make one. A double layer of 3/4" MDF makes a great top. Mine is 2'x3'. The best part is it's cheap, sturdy, and you can make it the way you want it to be.

Most cabinet bits can be set by using setting jigs available from the manufacturers. Or you can do the setup, and make your own from scrap. Mark them for the bit set and keep them.

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Hello Ron: Oak Park has the top for sale at a good price. They are nice set-up. They are the same ones that the P.B.S. show, Router Workshop used. Oak-Park.com The last time I was on the web, I noticed that they are on sale. I don't know where your located, so if you are in the USA, There sight comes up with the American flag Picture. Good luck. And please add your location so we can do a better job of helping You.

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Greetings Ron and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us.

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Hello Ron: Oak Park has the top for sale at a good price. They are nice set-up. They are the same ones that the P.B.S. show, Router Workshop used. Oak-Park.com The last time I was on the web, I noticed that they are on sale. I don't know where your located, so if you are in the USA, There sight comes up with the American flag Picture. Good luck. And please add your location so we can do a better job of helping You.
Thanks for the information.
I am in Wisconsin (at least the last time I looked at the snow).
I will check out the Oak Park site.
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I'm curious about the MLCS router table too
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Hi Ron

"2. Our Matched Rail and Stile router bit sets create precisely mated rails and stiles that form the frame of your door. Use with 3/4" to 7/8" stock. Choose Ogee or Round Over."

Katana kitchen door and drawer set, raised panel door bit sets

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I am new to this forum, but I would like to ask (probably been asked many times), but I am looking into getting my first REAL router table and am having a hard time deciding.
I first selected the MLCS table because I believe it would give me the overall capability to do cabinets (cope, stiles, raised panels, etc.). But my wood instructor is leading me to the Sommerfield table. I am going to be an occasional user of this table (Hobby usage) and I would have a hard time justifying the cost of the Sommerfield table. The MLCS table is in more of my price range.
Also, could someone please tell me if the Katana cabinet bits (in a set) are all matched the same way that the Sommerfield cabinet bits are, that is you set the first initial bit (cope) and all of the other bits will be mated up without re-adjusting the router in the table.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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