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I am going to purchase a router table, and though not my first choice, the kreg prs 1040 would be easy for me to purchase with defered payments. I would be greatful for first hand input. Is it easy to use, is it capable of professional quality panel work, will it accept PC and Bosch routers, etc.?
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Rob, Very few tables are designed for a specific model router; you drill the holes to fit your model. You will find instructions on how to do this, create your own sub base plates and many useful jigs on the forums. Professional quality work depends on the user, not the table. There is no substitute for experience. Before you buy expensive wood for panel doors start by building some doors out of pine and MDF for shop projects like storage for your tools. These practice projects will teach you what problems to expect and show you how to overcome them. Outside of the cheap step stool style tables, most tables work great. The important features of a table is being stable and not warping. Some people get sucked into spending big money for micro adjusters that really serve no purpose when working with wood since it moves. Don't buy your router based on the name brand; get some routers in your hands and see how the controls work. All routers spin the bits but the way adjustments are made vary from model to model. The most important thing about buying a router is that you are comfortable with it.

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A pretty nice table, shoild serve Ya well

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A pretty nice table, shoild serve Ya well
Hi, Yes, I purchased a Kreg router table, fence, etc. Works well.

However, what I have discovered is that there are many features that cannot be added. See Incara, Oak Park and others. In addition I just read a book by Bill Hylton... leads me to believe I should not have purchased the Kreg but rather something different.

For what it's worth
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I am going to purchase a router table, and though not my first choice, the kreg prs 1040 would be easy for me to purchase with defered payments. I would be greatful for first hand input. Is it easy to use, is it capable of professional quality panel work, will it accept PC and Bosch routers, etc.?
Hi Rob - Welcome to the forum
Everybody needs to start somewhere, if it's fairly easy to come by, I'd say go for it.
Read Mikes' suggestions carefully though. While doors and panels aren't rocket science, a lot of details involved that can come back and bite ya, no substitute for experience on this one, IMO anyway.

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