Fence Is Not Good For Long Term Use
Posted December 2, 2013
I loved this router table and used it for a few years with no problems. However, the original fence has warped some. Not enough to visibly affect most work, but enough to make it impossible to true two board edges for glue ups. I had to purchase an extruded metal fence to continue to use my router for this purpose. Other than this issue, it has performed quite well and I still use it regularly. I might add that it was not the router bit and the shop is climate controlled.
I needed a router table and...
Posted August 12, 2013
I needed a router table and found the Rockler HPL top, fence and plate to be a very good and cost effective solution. It also looks nice on the new table I built for it. The plans I found online, the frame & drawers are made from recycled oak crate & cribbing and the drawer fronts are spalted maple I got from the neighbors dead tree I cut down this last year. I have just ordered a set of casters, screw-on T-nuts and a safety switch from Rockler and should be here this week. I couldn't be happier
I believe this table is just...
Posted August 10, 2013
I believe this table is just fair. The main problem is it is not flat (at least mine isn't). No doubt why there is a new more expensive model machined of something other than MDF. The center of my table is concave to a depth of about 0.022" according to a feeler gauge. Probably not a big deal, but it means any dados I try to cut in material probably won't be of uniform depth. You should probably save your money and go for a cast iron table or at least one machined flat with a degree of certainty it will stay that way. Also, as a side note, if you get this table along with the metal router table stand (48426), I recommend you not tighten any of the bolts on the top rails nor tighten any of those 12 screws holding the table top right away. Instead just snug those 12 screws then tighten the bolts. I noticed this reduced the degree of concave of the table. It might be possible to use shims to reduce it even further. I haven't explored that yet.
I purchased this after using my...
Posted April 6, 2013
I purchased this after using my self made table via utube... if you're like me and you agree with the whole "you get what you pay for" motto then save up a little more money and buy the better table... ave your money or if you have a decent table saw make your own... I started not knowing anything and the staff was awesome but maybe they thought I was a weekend warrior cause this table wasn't all that great. If you're looking to buy this the good news is you can make this same thing with parts at your local big box store... Don't get me wrong, Rockler has great stuff but this table top is not one. I wish I had saved my money and sprung for the cast iron table./p>
Recently purchased this table top and...
Posted March 18, 2013
Recently purchased this table top and I am very impressed with the quality. I had made my own from MDF with a laminate top but it just didn't hold up. This top is rock solid and I love having the T-Track in front. My router fit the plate perfectly. I also had a little trouble leveling the plate to the table but finally figured out the sequence and it turned out fine. The only problem with the table was the edging protruded above the top just enough to catch the wood about 1/32. I took a razor blade and flush trimmed the edge and am very happy with the results.