Used Table I've a Line On
Hi, I'm new to the forum, and am looking to upgrade from my cheapo 25 yr old aluminum table (that I've used on 4 different routers, there's getting to be a lot of holes in the top). A local fellow has offered to sell me his home made New Yankee Workshop table, for $100. I'm sure he's at least sunk that much in parts so I'm not dickering with the price. He's replaced it with space saving a table saw-router table combo.
My question is, I checked and I believe he has done a decent job making this, and the table is true. The only drawback I see is it takes up a lot of room, and I'm not a huge fan of the large openings for the bits in the off the shelf table insert he bought. I'm thinking that making my own insert with 1/4" aluminum would be more to my liking.
Anyway, what do you guys think?, is there anything I should double check on the table prior to buying? He's a decent guy, I really don't want to insult his work or haggle. But if something is critical that I may have missed please let me know. fyi, it comes with a variable speed switch, and T grooves, rollers etc. Also all the drawers with slides. One other option I'm considering, I have a long new butcher block table, 3' x 8'. I got this for cheap and am considering just sticking an insert in one end. Then just using clamps and home made fences. Any thoughts on this as an alternate choice?
Thanks and greetings to all,