Will Bosch RA1171 table handle 3 1/2 HP router?
I have the Bosch RA1171 router table, and I'd like to know whether anyone has an opinion as to whether this table would be adequate to handle a 3 1/2 HP router. I realize that this is a bench-top table, but I do have it mounted (with thru bolts) onto the top of a small but heavy and sturdy workbench that I built for it. I have been told by some that this table is too small to handle the torque and power of the larger routers, but I'd like more opinions on the subject. I know that I can probably use the 2 1/4 HP Bosch 1617EVSPK router in it, but I'd like to know whether I could consider a 3 1/2 HP router in it.
On the other hand, if this table isn't adequate for a 3 1/2 HP router, is there a router table on the market that is adequate for such a router? I'd prefer not to have to build one myself.
Last edited by LBrandt; 03-25-2007 at 03:50 PM.