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I'm hot on the trail and my finger is just about on the trigger for the Kreg precision router table PRS1040. Does anyone have experience with this table pros and cons? The thing I couldn't stand about my old Sears table was that it was so inaccurate and hard to setup to do much of anything. The Kreg side rail fence systems is what I'm attracted to, amongst other things, especially the vertical jointer capability. I don't mind spending the $500 because it is in my budget, and I don't have time to design and assemble my own table from parts and pieces. But just any feedback, since there seems to be so little online anywhere, I figure there must be someone with something to say on a forum about routers Much appreciated, thanks.
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Hello Steve; I can not answer Your question, it may indeed be exactly what you want, or will work for You. If You have seen Oak Park, then don't worry about the link. Its the one that the Router Workshop used. I just don't know about the quality of the Kreg. But someone will. Thanks for asking, and i'm glad that your a member

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I'm hot on the trail and my finger is just about on the trigger for the Kreg precision router table PRS1040. Does anyone have experience with this table pros and cons? The thing I couldn't stand about my old Sears table was that it was so inaccurate and hard to setup to do much of anything. The Kreg side rail fence systems is what I'm attracted to, amongst other things, especially the vertical jointer capability. I don't mind spending the $500 because it is in my budget, and I don't have time to design and assemble my own table from parts and pieces. But just any feedback, since there seems to be so little online anywhere, I figure there must be someone with something to say on a forum about routers Much appreciated, thanks.

Good luck with your search. The only thing I have to add is that I have three kids four and under. If I can find time, anyone can.
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Good luck with your search. The only thing I have to add is that I have three kids four and under. If I can find time, anyone can.
I have 2 kids under 10 years, who have manged to take years off my life, exponentially.
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I'm hot on the trail and my finger is just about on the trigger for the Kreg precision router table PRS1040. Does anyone have experience with this table pros and cons? The thing I couldn't stand about my old Sears table was that it was so inaccurate and hard to setup to do much of anything. The Kreg side rail fence systems is what I'm attracted to, amongst other things, especially the vertical jointer capability. I don't mind spending the $500 because it is in my budget, and I don't have time to design and assemble my own table from parts and pieces. But just any feedback, since there seems to be so little online anywhere, I figure there must be someone with something to say on a forum about routers Much appreciated, thanks.
Hi Steve - Sorry, no personal experience with the table but I looked at the reviews on Amazon and it looked pretty good. Don't forget you are comparing a quality $500 table to a table that likely sells for $150 and should bring about $20. My point is just that you really aren't comparing apples and apples but it you got the budget for the thing, go for it. I would.

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Hi Steve

I have checked out the Kreg setup and I'm not real big fan of it

Many get hung up on the fence must run true to the front of the table not true and most of the time it's a PITA,,,most of the time you will have router dust on the top and it wil go over the edge and into the fence track system, it's called jam time..
I would suggest you take a hard look at the router table below (on sale) if you don't want to make your own this is a good one,he is a member of the forum as well..

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I'm hot on the trail and my finger is just about on the trigger for the Kreg precision router table PRS1040. Does anyone have experience with this table pros and cons? The thing I couldn't stand about my old Sears table was that it was so inaccurate and hard to setup to do much of anything. The Kreg side rail fence systems is what I'm attracted to, amongst other things, especially the vertical jointer capability. I don't mind spending the $500 because it is in my budget, and I don't have time to design and assemble my own table from parts and pieces. But just any feedback, since there seems to be so little online anywhere, I figure there must be someone with something to say on a forum about routers Much appreciated, thanks.



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I hqave the Kreg Precision router Table in my shop and have a review of it with detail, photos and video at the link below.
I kept this table because it works great, I love the stand and I put it on the Kreg casters which are also first rate. I have since added a Woodpeckers PRL-V2 lift and now it is perfect!

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Hi Steve - Sorry, no personal experience with the table but I looked at the reviews on Amazon and it looked pretty good. Don't forget you are comparing a quality $500 table to a table that likely sells for $150 and should bring about $20. My point is just that you really aren't comparing apples and apples but it you got the budget for the thing, go for it. I would.
Ha! Actually went for $120 and just sold for $50 last week!
thanks for the encoragement.
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Yes BJ and Tom, thank you for that insight. I've got some more food for thought now which is exactly what I'm looking for. I do plan on getting sufficient dust collection if not just a shop vac for the time being. That should cut down on dust migration somewhat, no? I'll check that review and some things out and see what I can come up with. Thank you all, very much appreciated.
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I have 2 kids under 10 years, who have manged to take years off my life, exponentially.

I've got 6 kids from 16 down to 4 and do it by myself. I figured I had better find something to do or I would go crazy.
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