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I have been busy with the old Delta Table saw rebuild in my shop and I don't want any new projects right now. I saw this router table on craigslist and decided it would be a lot easier to buy than building one. And the price was right. This is an old Benchdog router table floor standing full size not bench model. I think it is one of the earlier ones. The guy threw in an PC694 router which was already mounted. I think it is only 1 3/4 hp router but I plan to use it unless I run into problems. I just did not want to start with a bench model. I was kind of thinking Grizzly but this package was about hundred more and I like the cabinet better.
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I don't know a lot about router tables, but that looks pretty sweet to me.
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You done well...

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Nice find, Lee. Like Stick said "you done well".

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You really got a good one Lee. I doubt you will ever need another one.

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Looks like a nice setup , congrats Lee

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Nice set-up, congrats!!

I have a very similar table and fence from them--but mine has 2 drawers in the bottom. Just an FYI, your plate opening is probably the size that Rockler uses now (apparently many years ago Rockler had a bigger opening than most others, now slightly smaller). I added an extension to the back and mounted an Incra fence, but i've kept the Bench Dog fence as it's too nice to part with.

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Nice find. Doesn't look as if its ever been used.
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Nice table. Sounds like a good deal to me. I take it you checked it for flatness.

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Nice set-up, congrats!!

I have a very similar table and fence from them--but mine has 2 drawers in the bottom. Just an FYI, your plate opening is probably the size that Rockler uses now (apparently many years ago Rockler had a bigger opening than most others, now slightly smaller). I added an extension to the back and mounted an Incra fence, but i've kept the Bench Dog fence as it's too nice to part with.

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Drawers would be nice in my router table. I think the newer Bench Dog router tables have a divider in the bottom which allows drawers to be installed that I don't have. I was thinking maybe some kind of flipper on the bottom instead. Did you add a divider for the drawers?

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I just measured my plate and it is 8 1/4 x 11 3/4. I guess this is the Bench Dog standard size.

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