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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. I need a floor type (hopefully with wheels) router table with lift for the Bosch 1617EVSPK 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit I am buying. Does anyone know deals out there with good performance at reasonable cost? I found:

Rockler table with lift at $349, not sure the lift will work with the router I am getting
Kreg $499+(lift kit is separate cost) sounds more expensive that I want to spend
Grisly 10432 about $218 on Amazon but does not include lift kit

I would appreciate your recommendations

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Yikes!! We use Amazon a lot, but you can buy that same table direct from Grizzly for $129.95 + $10 large freight + $16.95 shipping=$156.90. ( Grizzly.com) I'm all in favor of the convenience of 1-click order on my Prime account, but for $60 i can type in some credit card info!!

The mounting plate for the Grizzly has to be drilled, but if you click on Parts on the router table page, you'll find spare plates for $13.00 each. Pick up an extra one or two and it will guarantee that the first plate you drill will be perfect!! (Grizzly.comģ -- Item 47. There's some folks on here that order them by the dozen).

Rockler has the HTC PM1000 mobile base on sale right now for $39.99 (plus shipping), that you can assemble in 15 minutes to put under the Grizzly stand. Very nice mobile base, 400 pound capacity. I've got one under my band saw now, and just ordered 2 for my disk/belt sander and a shelf unit that holds canned goods on our basement landing.

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Sixty dollars is significant. However, if you have Amazon Prime, you may get free shipping, which may or may not offset the cost difference. Too, delivery might be quicker with Prime.

Wish I'd known about it when I bought my PM 6x48 sander. The free shipping would have paid for two years of prime.


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Yikes!! We use Amazon a lot, but you can buy that same table direct from Grizzly for $129.95 + $10 large freight + $16.95 shipping=$156.90. ( Grizzly.com) I'm all in favor of the convenience of 1-click order on my Prime account, but for $60 i can type in some credit card info!!

The mounting plate for the Grizzly has to be drilled, but if you click on Parts on the router table page, you'll find spare plates for $13.00 each. Pick up an extra one or two and it will guarantee that the first plate you drill will be perfect!! (Grizzly.comģ -- Item 47. There's some folks on here that order them by the dozen).

Rockler has the HTC PM1000 mobile base on sale right now for $39.99 (plus shipping), that you can assemble in 15 minutes to put under the Grizzly stand. Very nice mobile base, 400 pound capacity. I've got one under my band saw now, and just ordered 2 for my disk/belt sander and a shelf unit that holds canned goods on our basement landing.

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Is there a reason you are not building your own table and just buying the plate, lift and fence?

I have the big Porter Cable on mine, the Freud fence and the Bench Dog lift. The table is a full 2'x4' and from one sheet of ply.

You already have the router, if you could use the cost of the table toward materials to build a simple table, a Jessem or other good lift and a fence (they tell me you could get mine for around a hundred now - I like it because both fences move independently by adjusting knobs) would put you in about the same price range, but with much more bang. No?

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I have a large project in hand; completely re-doing my living room with special wood working, stain glass windows and home made storage benches. At this time, I don't want to add additional work to my list, instead but a good table that will serve the purpose.
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That $215 or $218 is what came up on my Prime account--no shipping charge. Might be tax, Amazon just started collecting in Indiana on 1-1-2014, but i did not factor that in. Unusual to see Amazon that far off.

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Time is often our most valuable commodity. If you don't have it, then all the choices look pretty good.

I think I have about eight hundred into my table, not counting the table I built. It or even a lesser version of it is an indispensable part of my shop.

The lift was deal changing. I'm able to swap bits from the top. In fact, it's quicker on the lift than on the handheld units.

I was able to add a box under the table to collect dust and chips. It, in combination with the collection at the fence, with only a few exceptions, leaves me with no dust to clean up.

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I have a large project in hand; completely re-doing my living room with special wood working, stain glass windows and home made storage benches. At this time, I don't want to add additional work to my list, instead but a good table that will serve the purpose.

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That sounds good. Tomorrow I am going to the local Rockler store to look at the table and lift they have on sale.
I will take my router with me to make sure it is going to work well with it before I buy the table. I don't want to discover problems later.
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