Hey all, I'm a DIY and hobbyist in the world of Car and home audio looking to take my builds up a notch. I have decided that adding a routing table to my very modest collection of tools can seriously help me.
The first two attachments are the biggest project I have ever taken on... I borrowed my dads router for the front baffle for those curious
There are subs that go with the floor standers as well... Anyway, I am eventually going to redo those as I decided they aren't quite where I want them. Smoother, better build work, maybe a wood stain finish, etc. That recreation is quite a bit down the line.
The nearer future holds fabricating things such as pic 3 (an adapter for speakers to go into the door of my car. Right now I just have mine bolted to the sheet metal, but I really want to take the install up a notch.)
The next big project I am looking into is an amp rack for my car. It will be two pieces of wood with a LED lit Plexiglas sandwiched in the middle. So routing out shapes in the top piece of wood will be a good chunk of the work and routers are necessary to get smooth cuts in plexi.
So you can see I have a lot of projects in mind and projects cost money lol
That is why I am looking for a router and table with a lot of bang for buck, because i prefer to spend time and money on the projects not the tools. That said I still am willing to invest in something that will last and has some versatility.
After scanning pics of router tables thread I decided that I am interested in a table as portable and spartan as they come, honestly if it would be still be effective I'd just throw a router table top on some saw horses and call it a day.
The T10432 from grizzly is one table that so far has caught my eye.
As a DIY I was attracted to the idea of building a table, but after reading through this build I now am thinking it might be a bit beyond my skills as a woodworker:
plus not owning a table saw makes straight cuts a challenge...
I am interested in any recommendations on DIY or factory tables plus a router to match. I don't want to throw a budget cap on this, I want to buy something worthwhile... But I don't have much money laying around to spare, so affordable is a must.
Thanks guys for any advice,
Your friendly neighborhood college student,