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I'm looking to get my first router table and I've narrowed it down to the Kreg or the RT1000. The thing about the Kreg that has caught my attention is the self-squaring fence but the storage on the RT1000 would be great to have.

How important is the self-squaring fence? Since Kreg is the only table that has it and many others perform extremely well, I'm guessing it's not critical.

I've also taken a quick look at the Craftsman Premium Router Table and base. It bothers me that they're made of MDF though.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi Bob, Take a look at the Grizzly table. Download the manual, and read the reviews here, and elsewhere. You wont be sorry if you buy one. I have had mine for almost 2 years, and it's a great table.


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Welcome to the forum, Bob.

The "self squaring fence", IMO, has no benefit at all. You can have a fence at any angle, what is important is the fence to cutter distance.

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What James said! I rout 360 deg. on My table.
Make Your own.All tables comercially available are too small,unstable and made of junk!Unless Ya have a couple of Grand to spend.Then ,You'll find they are too small and unstable at a huge price
I built 2 for Christmas 1 for Son,1 for My brother,both made of scrap.Both slide into Ridgid 3660 table saws.If Ya need help in the design,PM me.

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When routing the ends of say the rails on cupboard doors many of just use a square push block, that way the fence can be oriented in any direction. I use a plunge router in my table so having it inside a closed cabinet like the RT1000 would be a nuisance. Unless you are using a lift it is something to consider.

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