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Yep, another new member asking more "which router table questions". I did do a bit of research and got my choices narrowed down pretty good.

I'm getting ready to start building another stand for my large aquarium as well as building some vanity cabinets for the house. I'm also going to be using as a jointer for cleaning up the edge of acrylic sheets for proper gluing/welding.

I have decided that I want to get a good setup that will last and do the job right. I decided to get the following:

Triton 2-1/4HP Router
Woodpecker Super Fence
Woodpecker Premium MDF Table Top

I was considering buying one of the premium packages, but I would have no use for the lift. I know I will need to buy a stand so I was looking at some options for that. I have seen the article about using a workmate folding bench as a stand and I liked that option as I would like to go with a folding table.

Can anyone recommend a better option for a table and fence or another option for a folding stand to mount the table to? I don't really want to deal with building the fence or table right now, would rather purchase a good manufactured option with great accuracy. The acrylic jointing will require an absolutely perfect edge as this will be a water holding vessel.

P.S. I had considered the Kreg table and fence, but I read a few reviews about the fence not being truly perpendicular to the miter track, also not sure how well the shims really work for the jointing offset as I've never used a router table. I liked the Woodpecker option because of the adjustable outfeed, I figured running a sacrificial piece through and moving the outfeed to contact the piece would be the most accurate option, maybe I'm wrong? I've got about $400-500 planned for this setup.

Sorry for the long post, I figured informative questions would get informative answers. Thanks!
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For that money get an Incra fence set up and make your own table.

My Jointech (similar to Incra) is one of my favorite things in the shop.
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I had considered that option, but I'm a little worried about routing any tracks and especially rabbeting the plate location.
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Tempest – Have you been in touch with Jointech lately? I'm considering an Incra OR Jointech system but I've heard rumors about Jointech's longevity. I sent them an email requesting a phone number for customer service but they have not replied. Any opinions on Incra vs. Jointech?
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I had considered that option, but I'm a little worried about routing any tracks and especially rabbeting the plate location.
It isn't at all hard to do. Here's how I did mine.
http://www.routerforums.com/axlmyks-...html#post47880

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Tempest Have you been in touch with Jointech lately? I'm considering an Incra OR Jointech system but I've heard rumors about Jointech's longevity. I sent them an email requesting a phone number for customer service but they have not replied. Any opinions on Incra vs. Jointech?
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I did send them an email a few weeks ago to ask them about an item and did get a response. I did not buy from them, however.

I bought my setup 5+ years ago when the original owner was still around.
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Dustin - for an interim solution, you might consider a (large) B&D WorkMate as the stand. I've been using one for my router table for years, and it has worked well. Aluminum angle screwed to the bottom side of the table top provides a good clamping surface.

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I have had this router project going on for over a year. It still is not finished. However, when Woodpecker had a phenolic table tops " B " stock I purchased a 27 x43 top for about $ 200 delivered.

Then Jessem had a bunch of Mast lifts new style with cosmetic flaws at a bargain. Last purchase was the stand-----do I make ?? do I buy the Woodpecker stand. I purchased the Woodpecker stand from Carbide Processors on the West Coast.
They gave me a deal which saved me $19.00 over Amazon or Woodpecker direct.

Now the important think-----Am I happy I did---the Woodpecker stand matches the table top perfectly----Wow---did it save both a lot of time and drilling.

After the stand was complete and the top installed, I put a 3 foot Gladstone straight edge-.001 over the length------in every direction----no light any where and could not get my thinnest blade underneath the straight edge.

" B " stock----never found the defect on table top---they said it was on the edge of the track-----Note---top was packaged first class for protection.

The Jessen lift had white spots on the top----almost like a thin fine mist of overspray hit the black plate. It is in the finish more like a faulty pre pickeling problem. Again just cosmetic.

Tom Waltz was my contact with Carbide Processors about the Woodpecker products.

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PS---still trying to decide between the Incra with a long custom fence or a Woodpecker super fence.
No dovetails are going to be made on the Incra.
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