Originally Posted by bobj3
Just my 2 cents on the Kreg router table,,,,Kreg is playing with your mine just a little bit, the fence doesn't need to be parallel with any part of the table or table parts because the router table is a single point cutting device unlike a table saw...The Fence, can be on skew angle and still work just fine.
The tee-slots are great for holding many items but it's not needed to use the router table, a simple push block will do just about all you will want to do on the router table....
I don't think Kreg is necessarily trying to run anything by anyone here. What they say in the video is that the self squaring fence allows you to make fast adjustments to the fence's position without having to use a ruler and/or pencil. For example... you're building a sliding dovetail joint and after your first pass you're about 1/32 of an inch off. You just release teh fence, find the right marking on the tape, and lock the fence back down. Just like on a table saw fence, whateve ryou set at the tape, is what gets set at the center of the bit.
Also, when you're working with bearingless bits, depth can be very important... the self squaring fence helps you a lot with bearingless bits.
I suppose the other thing it really helps with is when you want to use a miter gauge or featherboards. Because the fence is always parallel to the miter slot, you won't have to make adjustment after adjustment in order to get the fence positioned correctly and usable with a miter gauge.
Just a few thoughts. I'm sure there are other reasons. The bottom line is that it doesn't really do anything that a normal router can't do.... it just does them faster, and with less effort from the you!