I have an old Craftsman bench table that I bought 12 or 15 years ago. I only used it a couple of times because it is such a pain to use. The end tables started bending so I reinforced them with steel to straighten them out. I have my dads old ľĒ router permanently mounted to the bottom because itís so hard to take off and on.
I pull it down at least every couple of years to try and make something and always end up doing something else. It mostly sits up on top of my tool boxes collecting dust.
I was going to buy a table saw version, but got talked out of that over at Woodworking Talk. Now Iím glad that I did not do that because I just donít have the room and my table saw takes up too much space as it is.
I skimmed through the ďWanted! pictures of your router table!Ē thread and Iím just blown away by some of those tables and Iím tempted now more than ever to try and building one. I have a few plans from some wood working magazines, but after watching a video for the Kreg PRS1040 Precision Router Table
I think I might just buy a table with all the features, but Iím just a little taken back by the price or at least for PRS1040.
I also looked on craigslist to see if I could find a used one, but all could find were bench top models.
So now Iím looking for a table with fence and I'll build the rest. I saw a few tables here in this forum where the table folds up for access to the router and I think that would be an important feature for me. As I mentioned before I donít have a lot of room and I need something with a small footprint and wheels to store it when not in use. I just donít know what size of table I need. I guess I could build fold up table extensions if I need it real wide.
Anybody have any recommendations for a good table top that has the necessary features or maybe point me to a good place to buy a readymade table?