Honestly I wouldn't buy either. They are way over priced . Unless you have money to burn why not just make a decent sized table? You can certainly make one with all the bells and whistles for far less.
Yup, that is a really nice thing to run into at a time when so many people seem to be going out of their way to be disagreeable. I also think a lot of us oldies have developed the heart of a teacher.I've been reading posts on this forum for a couple weeks and continue to be impressed ... the way folks disagree in an agreeable way.
The Jessem lift is superior. Even better is the incra Jessem lift with vented plates to pull dust down at the bit. I wouldn't put much value in the opinions that recommend based on their judgement of whether something is overpriced. I owned a triton router for years. Then I upgraded to Milwaukee router motor, Incra Jessem lift, and sawstop cast iron router extension wing. I adapted the rockler dust box. The whole setup is a level of accuracy, repeatability, and smoothness that is superior to a homemade table with triton router.Trying to decide between the JessEm Ultimate Excel II Package Ultimate Excel II Package * CURRENTLY BACK-ORDERED * - JessEm Tool Company and Rockler Phenolic Router table with ProMax Fence, Basic Stand, etc Rockler Phenolic Router Table with ProMax Fence, Basic Stand, Dust Bucket Kit and Pro Lift - Rockler packages. Any insight will be appreciated. Thanks
James, that looks like a square router plate much like the old Oak Park plates. I’ve been looking for those for several years. If I may ask, where did you obtain it? Thanks.G'day @twiltscout , welcome to the forum.
Like Tom, I am also a Triton fan. no need for additional lifts...
Keep your system simple and easy to use. View attachment 400084
Yes that is an Oak Park plate. I have several of them for table and hand held use. Bought them from Oak Park ( Bob and Rick) many years ago.James, that looks like a square router plate much like the old Oak Park plates. I’ve been looking for those for several years. If I may ask, where did you obtain it? Thanks.