All right--i've got an old desk top, formica covered 1 1/8 MDF, that i found in the garage and was going to use it to build a router table. Dug it out last weekend--it's got a slight bow both directions--about a 1/16th front to back, i could get 32" flat left to right (out of 60"). Thinking it will be better suited as an assembly/work table.
So...i went back to cruising CL for a decent table in the $100 range that would get me started. Figured $100 would be where i would be for t-track, plate, new MDF, ect if i built my own. Well--i found a Bench Dog rig, never assembled, mostly unopened, that i'm at $350 on now. More than i had in mind, but it includes the old MDF top, baltic birch base, drawer kit, switch, casters, table locks, panel locks, assorted feather boards and other odds and ends. The phenolic version new today would be in the $900 range.
Am i crazy to buy? Or crazy if i pass it up???