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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, my name is Larry from Louisville, Ky. I am new to routing but not to woodworking. My profile provides a summary of me. Rightly or wrongly I purchased a Craftsman 27680 combo kit based on some decent reviews I read here and on Lumberjocks as well as the reviews at My next purchases will be a few bits and a table. I have wondered if this router will mount to any of the predrilled inserts. I am not opposed to drilling one out. I have not determined if I should start off buying a table (such as the grizzly T10432 or the aluminum topped Craftsman portable table) or building one. By the time you buy the insert plate the lumber there is really not much of a savings and perhaps a table that is not up to the prebuilt table. I am not in a rush so any advice you have is appreciated.

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I read all I can. I built my makeshift router table out of scrap wood I had in my shop. I have no pictures yet. It works, and will last forever, with the heavy thick wood I used. It is very simple. I should include pictures for definition. I'll try soon.

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I gave my last table to my son-in-law but it only cost me about $20, mostly for the knobs and bolts used for the fence and for the t-track. It was the equal of just about anything I could buy. I had a Sears table when I first started out and it was a piece of crap. Too flimsy, crappy fence, and too small a table top. The Grizz is a pretty good deal and a decent size but you can build just as a good a table or better for less money.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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