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Hello from Arizona...I am new to this forum, so I have a question:

What is the best router table to buy...or should I make my own?????
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Hello David, glad you found us, it's great to have you as a member of the community, welcome to Router Forums.
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Welcome aboard. Make your own.

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David, My first router table was a piece of plywood with a hole in it, and the router screwed to it. It was temporarily clamped onto two saw horses, and the fence was a straight piece of scrap, clamped to the plywood. It taught me a lot about what I needed in a router table, like dust and chip cleanup (I did not have a shop vac) but the most important thing I learned from that first table was I needed to learn the steps of how to use the table router safely. From those early years I made a list of priorities and made my first real router table.
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Great advice, Gary!
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welcome aboard....

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Welcome aboard.

If you have the skills, I say build your own. Lots of folks have.
Including me.

Look around. There are a lot of tables in use with varying features and design.
If you really want to build something nice and very useful, check out the one I just recently finished. So far, it has worked great.
http://www.routerforums.com/show-n-t...able-more.html

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Welcome to the forum David.

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Enjoy the knowledge of others that can be found within.

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Welcome to the forum David . I guess I shouldn't say to much as I haven't used one yet but from what I'm reading I would suggest an Incra system .
But half the members here are going to tell you to make one lol.
I'm doing both . Making one but using there lift and fence

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Hi David, I cannot tell from your profile what experience and tools you have, so I would suggest you buy a simple table first..

read this post. also...

http://www.routerforums.com/introduc...ter-table.html

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