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Will any router table work with any router or do you have to buy the table made for that brand?
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Hi Eddie

That's a Yes and No ..thing...some router tables can't take on any router..


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To expand on Bob's yes/no, I'll add an "it depends".

Although Brand X would like you to buy both a Brand X router and a Brand X table, that's not required. There are two issues to look at:

1. the convenience of pre-drilled holes that match, and

2. physical size/weight issues.

You can usually re-drill holes in the RT plate to match your router, using the router base as a template. Squeezing 15 inches of router into a 10 inch space, however, is another matter.

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A GOOD table can be adapted to most routers by drilling the correct mounting holes in the insert plate.
I wouldn't put a large router in a table with less than a 1 1/2" thick top.

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I wouldn't put a large router in a table with less than a 1 1/2" thick top.
Whereas I am completely happy with just a 19mm (3/4" old money) Multiplex Ply top for my Trend T11.

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It seems to me the real question is "will any router table work with any base plate?" Certainly the table top must be strong enough to support the router and remain absolutely flat. The O-P table top supports my Makita 3 1/2 hp router quite well. The O-P table top is 3/4 in (19 mm) thick. The square baseplates used in the O-P table top can accomodate or be drilled to accommodate any router I know of.

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