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I am new to this forum and hope you can answer my initial question. I am looking for a good router and router table. I have considered the Bosch RA1181 table and the Porter Cable 7518 router. Does anyone know if this router will readily mount to this table?

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Welcome, I have atable for sale that I can make Ya a good deal on if interested send me private message. Both routers should fit in the table You are looking at. the one I have for sale has aluminum insert that is already drilled for Porter cable router that I could be talked into selling only used 3 times... Really need the space and 2 tables are getting in my way...

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Jim, it will be a tight fit for making adjustments, you might have to mount the table on some 2x4"s so there is room to get your hand underneath. The table is not drilled for this router but that is usually the case with router tables. This same table was available from Sears and HF in different colors for less money. Are you restricted to space? As an alternative I think you should consider this table from Grizzly: T10432 Router Table with Stand

This table will allow you to make changes easier, has a larger work area and is tough to beat for the price.
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Hi Jim.
It can be done but Mike's right there's not much room left for the router of that size. If I had a choice of keeping one & changing the other I would keep the PC & use a different table to mount it to. I had the same situation a few years ago when I was working on location in Detroit on a movie with a table/router comb like this. I made it work but it was not fun to work with.

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I am new to this forum and hope you can answer my initial question. I am looking for a good router and router table. I have considered the Bosch RA1181 table and the Porter Cable 7518 router. Does anyone know if this router will readily mount to this table?

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Hi Jim
Why get a production router and put it in a plastic table either build a stationary solid table or buy one like this router form special
Or use that table and get a smaller router 2.1/4 HP
hope i am not being rude Joe
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I'll second the recommendation, or the thought, from Joe - the PC7518 is an excellent machine; however, for less money the Bosch or PC (892/5) 2-1/4hp machines are excellent, as well. the PC 892 has met my demands for several years.

Again, just a thought for your consideration.
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