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I'm in the market for a router table. I currently have a Kreg table top. Too small. Any suggestions?
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Welcome Scott.
Depends on your requirements & how large are the pieces run intend to run thru it. You could build it & totally customize it for your use.

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Hi Scott

welcome.

I agree with James.

There are many router tables on the market, but many members have built their own.

I really depends on what you want on the table and what you want to use the table for.

I have bought 3 different tables over the past few years, but my next one will probably be home made.

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I'm in the market for a router table. I currently have a Kreg table top. Too small. Any suggestions?
Hi Scott - Welcome to the forum
I agree that a 16 x 24 inch table is pretty stingy. To answer your question though, you left out a lot of information. How large are the workpieces you envision doing, how much shop space is available, how much of a budget are you looking at ???????
As James pointed out, the budget will go a lot further building your own, and, you can build to your specs.

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I am also looking to build a table. I have a Bosch 90300 and want it in a nice large surface. I have built a 2'x4' top and am considering the Rousseau 3509 plate to put in it. My first thought on the fence was to build one like the New Yankee Workshop plans has. But then I ran across a Freud SH-5 that looked really nice. Has the offset option that would probably be handy.
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I am also looking to build a table. I have a Bosch 90300 and want it in a nice large surface. I have built a 2'x4' top and am considering the Rousseau 3509 plate to put in it. My first thought on the fence was to build one like the New Yankee Workshop plans has. But then I ran across a Freud SH-5 that looked really nice. Has the offset option that would probably be handy.
Hi Wes - Welcome to the forum
I'm a big fan of Freud products and that SH-5 fence looks awesome,,,, until you examine closely how it attaches to the table. I was about ready to spring for one but it didn't look like it would play nicely with my table. I'm not trying to talk you out of it, it has some really nice features, just suggesting to check it out pretty carefully before you jump on it.

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Scott11,
I built my own table / bench I used 6x6 legs with a 2x6 frame, it has a maple butcherblock top that measures 26 x 96. this is where I do most of my work wether its on the router or anything else. i have 2 undermount bench vises on the front with 1 on each end this to me is a good set up. it allows me to work with long pieces as well as short pieces. i have recently installed the incra t tracks for my miter gauge and for my fence (which is also home made). If i get a chance to ill repost with some pics for ya. hope this helps!

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Thanks for the responses,
I will be routing some long pieces, up to maybe 12'.

My shop is an L shape 35x15 one direction and 35x15 the other. Not a clean L made from 3 rooms.

I have 3 routers. 2 are 31/4hp Freud FT2200VCE's one on a bench-top table; the other is a 2 1/4hp Hitachi M12VC mounted on a bench-top table with a MLCS powerlift (powerlift won't accomidate the Freuds).

I have a 36" Kreg Precision Routertable fence waiting for me to decide what to do.

Everything in shop is on wheels, and forever will be.

I want the table to be as small as reasonably possible. I will use rollers before and after.

Any advise is appriciated.
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The 12' lengths will be moldings.
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The 12' lengths will be moldings.
Moldings shouldn't be to bad on a 32" table. I can run 8' on mine with fence and table feather boards before and after the cut (4 featherboards). Shop isn't big enough to try anything longer. I do get a divot or burn mark where I have to move from the infeed side to the outfeed side. Helps when I can harness my son to help with the outfeed.

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