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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-05-2016, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Let's play a dream router table game!

A couple of things ahead of time for parameters. Let's say that you are going to purchase all the parts (not going to build your own), it has to be mobile and fit through a normal sized door and let's say you have around $1700 for the entire set up. I pick that number because I like Festool tools and have an OF1400 router so I could buy the Festool CMS for around $1650 and put the 1400 in it. However, I don't know if it would be as versatile as another unit. You can pick any table top, stand, fence, lift, router, etc as long as it doesn't go far above the limit (a little is fine). I am trying to sell a nice rifle and if I do, I will probably upgrade my benchtop router table and this would most likely be the last big ticket item I would buy as I am retired so have to sell things to buy things. What would you choose and why?
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Mike I haven't seen any router tables or fences that will do more or better than the ones I build. If money is an issue then save what you don't need to spend on things you can make for yourself and use that for things you can't make like router bits.

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I just watched a video on the CMS router table and it is an impressive table. A friend got me started in using
Festools and he says there tools are stupid expensive, but we each own several. I really like the dust collection
on the router table and all there tools, but the router table does an excellent job. I am a little disappointed in
there fence adjustment, I think Incra has a better system, but other than that I think it is a really good system.
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I just watched a video on the CMS router table and it is an impressive table..
this one???
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I don't buy anything I can build so I out.
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Michael,

It sounds like you already know what you want....

It is hard to say what is best for you without knowing what you are going to be using it for. I like simple tables with a big surface, so I built mine. If I was to buy one it would probably look like http://www.rt1000.com/ Joe's RT1000 that I could put an incurable fence on when needed.

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Michael,

It sounds like you already know what you want....

It is hard to say what is best for you without knowing what you are going to be using it for. I like simple tables with a big surface, so I built mine. If I was to buy one it would probably look like http://www.rt1000.com/ Joe's RT1000 that I could put an incurable fence on when needed.
+1111 on this one Michael. If I had the money, and the room, I would be all over this table.

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I've had mine more than a year and have yet to find anything I would do differently except maybe use the smaller LS and cut only 2 air holes in the front insert. Shop made with PC 7518, JessEm/Incra lift, Incra LS25
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Already have mine.
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