Bobby, Thank you for mentioning that video. I had a good laugh at the ratings. Who decided this? Do you find it strange that 3 very popular tables were not even mentioned? I am speaking of the RT1000 tables and the copy of it Norm of the NYW made, the Router Workshop table(my favorite) and what is the biggest selling router table of all time, the Craftsman stamped steel. The ratings were not based on sales or the Craftsman would of won hands down even though it is an awful table. Not on value for your money or the Grizzly Presidents Special table for $106 would of won. I really wonder what the standards were for this?
Bobby, all the tables have one thing in common: you can rout with all of them. Beyond that it is a matter of choice. "Whistles and bells" tables with lots of T tracks and micro adjusters or the "Keep it simple" tables with no bling just practical efficiency. I am not a big fan of plastic router tables but if you like the Bosch 1181 you can save $50 by buying it from Sears in Black or a whole lot more by buying it in orange from Harbor Freight.(They are identical tables made in the same factory) I suggest you spend the time to read through the sticky thread "Wanted, pictures of your router table" and see what all is available.
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