If you are looking for a large benchtop router table then Bosch RA1181 might be a great choice to go with. It has a large work surface, thus wider application. It also weighs just 30 pounds so it’s quite portable hence making it even more convenient to use.
The router table also features a pre-drilled, a rigid mounting plate that offers accurate cuts so you won’t be wasting your expensive wood. And, being pre-drilled doesn’t restrict you on what routers to use because it’s designed to be compatible with a variety thus very versatile. This is important for most woodworkers because you might have several routers or planning to upgrade or replace what you have now and buying a new router table each time can be costly.
The router table also has a tall, well-made aluminum fence. You can tell it’s a durable construction even by just looking at it. Being tall means that working on tall stock will not only be easy but quick. There is nothing as tiring as using a short fence to rout tall stock. Again, enables a smooth operation while also providing better support, thanks to the adjustable MDF face plates. You can easily slide your stock over the surface and have precise cuts.
Feeding stock across your routing table will now be easy thanks to the two adjustable featherboards that attach to the table and the fence. They are not only easy to use, but also adjustable to fit various work pieces. With them, you get a better support and more control when feeding your stock across the table for routing.
And, this model too has a vacuum system in the fence so dust collection is easy for easy after work cleaning. The package also includes a heavy-duty dual outlet, switch, 15 amp, a 6” cord, lockout key, and overload protection. With the lockout key, you can prevent any unauthorized use. This helps you worry less even when you leave it unattended for some time. Other essentials include a starter pin and guard to provide the needed support when routing various curved work pieces.
- Lightweight for portability
- It’s compatible with many routers without modifications
- Has a laminated MDF table top to cut down the noise and vibrations as well as allow easy sliding of stock when routing
- The plate is made of metal, thus the whole unit is very durable given that the hardest work goes there
- Has a dust port, thus helping you keep the dust down
- Doesn’t come with a miter gauge