Just Threw Straightedge on Bosch RA1181
....and imagine my surprise.
After waiting a couple of weeks for the backorder, and expecting a nice flat top, I noticed that both sides of the table drop off when I put a straightedge across the width over the area where the collet will be. Now from the front to back it is pretty flat across the width, and the front and back edges are fairly flat, but right over where the mounting plate fits, it is pretty convex.
I have heard that this is done to compensate for sag when the router is installed (guess I will have to assemble it to be sure) or that it doesn't make a difference in use (time will tell), but with all the chatter about table flatness, this really bothers me.
I know there have been a couple of other threads about the 1181 fence....have not even gotten to that point yet, and I also have a call into Bosch's product manager to get some more information.
Any insights would be appreciated.
Thanks, and glad to be part of the forum.