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Hello All,

I'm thinking about investing in:

Bench Dog 40-001 ProTop Contractor Benchtop Router Table

Anyone have any comments on this piece of equipment? $249.00 on Amazon.

Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.
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It is only a very small table, Rick. [although the Oak Park table is only 16 x 30]

What do you plan to make on it?

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Rick,
I have owned one for about 5 years and am not disappointed.
It's well built and sturdy. Knowing what I do---I'd do it again.
The heavy duty split fence, dust collection and rigidity are all a plus.
It is a little smaller than others, but I have a small area to work with and have not found it to be a detriment.

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Howdy Rick, unless you are really hurting for floor space I would really take a look at the Grizzly for a $100 less than the Bench Dog. I have one and it is whole lot of table for $140, I love it. Download the manual so you can see what all is included and the capabilities. I think Mike and some members are planning on testing this table with 3+HP routers, in Detroit in the near future.

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http://cdn0.grizzly.com/manuals/t10432_m.pdf

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[QUOTE=Willway;325749]Howdy Rick, unless you are really hurting for floor space I would really take a look at the Grizzly for a $100 less than the Bench Dog. I have one and it is whole lot of table for $140, I love it. Download the manual so you can see what all is included and the capabilities. I think Mike and some members are planning on testing this table with 3+HP routers, in Detroit in the near future.


Hi Dick,

Thanks for your feedback. I'm not sure if the router mounting board would not sag after use, plus I live in AZ and the heat during the summer is intense.

I'm still investigating and I'm leaning toward the MLCS, "The Flatbed" Horizontal Router Table. It's affordable with a built in lift.

The more I investigate woodworking suppliers, the more I like MLCS.
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Rick,
I have owned one for about 5 years and am not disappointed.
It's well built and sturdy. Knowing what I do---I'd do it again.
The heavy duty split fence, dust collection and rigidity are all a plus.
It is a little smaller than others, but I have a small area to work with and have not found it to be a detriment.

Be well,
Marvin
Hi Marvin,

Thanks for the reply. I'm still investigating and felt this looked like a good purchase. Now I'm leaning toward a horizontal router stand by MLCS. I'll keep you posted.
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It is only a very small table, Rick. [although the Oak Park table is only 16 x 30]

What do you plan to make on it?
Hi James,

I would really like to make new kitchen cabinet doors, picture frames, and simple, artistic, trinkets for my clients. I'm a realtor and I like giving gifts that have a personal twist.
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