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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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I am wondering about what size and brand router would make a good fit?
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Robert, most routers will work in any table. To my way of thinking one of the combo kits is a good choice for most people. The inexpensive Craftsman kits run about $100 and give a lot of value for the money. I prefer Bosch routers like the 1617EVSPK as they are industrial quality tools. I have two of them that have been trouble free for over 10 years now. Last year I bought one of the first MRC23EVSK combo kits available and it is even better than the 1617's. If you plan on building a lot of cabinets then you might be happier with a 3-1/4 hp model like the 1619EVS. This is a plunge only model with the largest opening and most plunge depth of the 3+ hp brands.

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I have 3. SKil, Ryobi and the Bosch 1617. The Bosch 1617 is the first tool I bought over 200 dollars. It was well worth it. I just bought a Jessem table because of it.
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I have 3. SKil, Ryobi and the Bosch 1617. The Bosch 1617 is the first tool I bought over 200 dollars. It was well worth it. I just bought a Jessem table because of it.

I have a Bosch MRC23EVSK. Just went to the JessEm site. (stupid me) Had never heard of them before. Wish I had the $$$.....
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I got lucky. I got detailed at work and they gave me a bonus. My off-duty Supervisor gave me a green light. I Have made my own in the past, but to be perfectly frank, I am too lazy. It would have stayed half done for the next two years.
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Thanks guys,getting closer,I was looking at mrp23evs,but mrc23evs has fixed and plunge
bases?? which do you mount in the table? right now looking at kreg table no router lift soon I'll have to get a box of saw dust and grease and roll shiny tools around in it so my wife thinks' it been around forever!

Thanks again for getting back to me robert R (there are 5 Robert MacKinnons in this area so I stick with Robert R)
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Robert, If you get the Kreg lift, you can mount your fixed base to the router plate and pull the motor out for the plunge base. I looked at the Kreg Table, but knew I wanted the lift. The table is a high quality product.
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Read plate not lift.
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Thanks!! here they want $300.00 for a Kreg router lift so i think I'll try it without,would
you then attach router with the plunge??
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When I had my other router table, I had the fixed base mounted. The bosch comes with a hex key to make above the table adjustments. The lock is below the table. I think the porter Cable has both the lock and the adjustment available above the table, but I'm not sure. I prefer the fixed base mounted.
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