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New member to the Forum. I have been doing research for while now and I think that I have my selection nailed down. I believe that my R/T package will be:

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Phenolic 24" x 32" top
RF3 Fence
27" x 20" stand
Aluminum Router Table Insert

This package will be finished off by my Triton router that I already have.
The reason for the phenolic top as my choice is that I have read about too many MDF tables becoming distorted over time. The RF3 fence seems like a solid choice after viewing one in person at Woodcraft. And the aluminum plate seems like a good choice because I don't need a lift with the Triton.
Any opinions yeah or nay appreciated.

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Woodpecker has a fine reputation in the Industry.
I am glad to hear you were able to view this Personally it always help me to see a product and get hands feel.
Give the forum time I am sure someone will be able to give you a hands on review of this product.

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Opinion? OK. My opinion is, make your own router table. That way you get what you want, not what someone else thinks you should want. And, if you don't get it right the first time, re-do it. I'm on router table #4 or 5, I think, now, got a total of less than $10 invested - I glue everything together and bolt it down, reuse the bolts, nuts, washers, when I make another. But this latest version has worked very well for me for I don't know how many years. Opinion you wanted, opinion you got.

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Opinion? OK. My opinion is, make your own router table. That way you get what you want, not what someone else thinks you should want. And, if you don't get it right the first time, re-do it. I'm on router table #4 or 5, I think, now, got a total of less than $10 invested - I glue everything together and bolt it down, reuse the bolts, nuts, washers, when I make another. But this latest version has worked very well for me for I don't know how many years. Opinion you wanted, opinion you got.
Thank you. I would also prefer to make my own table but I do have one problem; I travel a lot for work. Maybe home one long weekend every three weeks, so when when I do get home I would rather spend the time on projects rather than several months of intermittent work on a router table. Maybe once retirement comes along (whenever that may be) I will have the time to make a nice custom table and base.
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