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Rockler Bench Dog® ProMaxRT Cast Iron Router Table Top

Built from solid cast iron, this top rivals shapers in its ability to dampen vibration, resulting in the smoothest possible cuts.
Item #
25574
Rating:
98% of 100

This cast-iron router table top measures 32" x 24" x 1-1/2" thick and weighs over 50 pounds. That heft dampens vibration like no other, resulting in the smoothest possible operation. And with a host of premium features, impeccable construction and one-piece construction, the ProMax delivers professional router table performance that will last for generations.

Recommended for use with the Rockler Steel Router Cabinet with Dust Bucket (#41427, sold separately) or the Rockler Router Table Steel Stand (#48426, sold separately).


Features:

  • Offers more than five square feet of work surface
  • Dual-Track (with Universal T-track AND standard miter slot) is machined directly into the table's surface - true one-piece construction
  • Houses virtually any router on the market with large 8-1/4" x 11-3/4" router plate opening
  • 12-point plate-leveling and locking system maintains a perfectly flush surface and prevents the plate (sold separately) from shifting during a cut
(1) Cast Iron Tabletop
(4) 1/4-20 x 1/2'' Hex Head Screw
(4) 1/4'' Split Lock Washer
(10) 1/4-20 x 1'' Plate Leveling Set Screws
(10) 1/4-20 Hex Nuts
More Information
Brand Bench Dog
Manufacturer Part Number 40-100
Weight 66.9000
Tech Spec
  • Table top: 32" x 24" x 1-1/2"
4.9 / 5.0
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Best Router Table Top on the Market!
Hands down the best router table top you can get! So glad I went with the solid cast iron top! Add a nice fence and the Incra router life with the CleanSweep magnetic inserts and the Rockler dust collection box below and youll wonder how you ever routed with anything less!
Makes for one super solid setup!
Makes for one super solid setup!
September 23, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Solid
Heavy duty and does not shake when the router is cranked up
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Added Aug 18, 2019
August 18, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
It is truly great. It allows close tolerance on my projects. Should not have waited so long to buy it. I have now completed tha large purchases for my shop.
January 16, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is the ultimate router table along with the dust bucket virtually dust free
December 15, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Best router table I ever used in my shop. No vibrations smooth operation with great results on what ever router bit I use in my porter cable 7518 router on this cast iron table and steel stand.
November 18, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I really like the way my new router table turned out with the ProMaxRT top and the Incr lift. The cabinet is Norm Abram's design with a couple of minor modifications.
Added the ProMaxRT to Norm Abram's router table design.
Added the ProMaxRT to Norm Abram's router table design.
August 1, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Router Table Top!
Great router table top - pricey but worth it. Had to slighty modify to accept my Kreg router fence (epoxied/screwed hardwood block on right side to accept mounting bracket for the Kreg fence - very simple and quick modification) but well worth the effort. Table top is very heavy, close to 100 lbs and extremely stable. Kreg fence/Benchdog top make a phenomenal combination - extremely accurate set-ups!.
May 24, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
This is an extremely solid, stable router table. In my opinion it substantially enhances the accuracy of the work I do on my router table. I bought it with the enclosed metal cabinet, which I also like very much (especially after adding the drawer fittings and building a drawer for my router bits and accessories). A router depth adjuster is a must with this router table so bit depth can easily be adjusted from the top of the table.
February 19, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very sturdy.
February 15, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Can't beat cast iron!
Had the Pro Phenolic table top along with the Rockler Router Lift FX. Was working on some small parts and notices I couldn't get an even cut. I put a straight edge across the table and could see a dip in the center of the table. I wasn't able to get the lift and the top in coplaner. That's when I decided to go with the cast iron Bench Dog cast iron router table top.

When it arrived, I found I had a problem as I wanted to mount my Rockler Dust Bucket underneath and it wasn't drilled out for that. I mounted some 2x2 stock underneath after drilling holes through the castings. I then planed off wood from the 2x2's so they would match the curve of the casting. This worked like a charm (see photo).

I mounted my dust bucked and then mounted the top. I inserted the router plate and took my time to align it to the cast iron top. Absolutely flat! Was worth the price of admission!
2x2 mounting
2x2 mounting
January 28, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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Because I have a Bench Dog Router lift insert. I felt that they would go together better if from the same manufacturer.
Brian Q on Jul 4, 2019
Level Top - stays level over time!
Frenchy on Apr 30, 2019
Because I have a Bench Dog Router lift insert. I felt that they would go together better if from the same manufacturer.
Brian Q on Jul 4, 2019
I need to mount the big Porter Cable router and wanted to go overkill in terms of table strength.
Howard R on May 23, 2019
Level Top - stays level over time!
Frenchy on Apr 30, 2019
Best flatness specifications.
Michael T on Oct 16, 2018
Reviews and solidness of cast iron
John B on Jul 22, 2018
Looking for a good solid table
Dave M on Dec 24, 2017
I own a CI Bench dog router lift already
Chester K on Nov 23, 2017
side t-tracks<br />full size plate opening
Graham H on Oct 12, 2017
Best Router table top available
Scott C on Mar 21, 2017
Because it takes manly to another level.
Adam J on Mar 4, 2017
For the flatness and rigidity that only heavy cast iron can provide.
Caleb J on Oct 27, 2016
Heavy duty cast iron top precisely milled
Mike S on May 28, 2016
Reputation of how good this top is.
Anthony M on May 4, 2016
Great customer reviews and I have owned for six months and agree with them. Cast iron is the only way to go for any serious woodworker.
Keith H on Mar 4, 2016
I wanted a cast iron very flat table that wouldn't warp. Rocker makes a very good one.
rita k on Jan 17, 2016
I wanted a heavy-duty high-quality level router table that could accommodate Mag-Switch featherboards and other jigs I use.
Hobart E on Dec 26, 2015
To use as a bench for my dog.
Mark J on Aug 20, 2015
Flatness, ability to neutralize most vibration, long life if taken care of.
Mark C on Jul 7, 2015
I need to mount the big Porter Cable router and wanted to go overkill in terms of table strength.
Howard R on May 23, 2019
Best flatness specifications.
Michael T on Oct 16, 2018
I am interested in using this in my SawStop PCS with my Incra Mastr Lift... will it be compatible?
Bob N on Dec 19, 2017
I have the Bench Dog Pro Fence for the phenoliC top. Will it fit this cast iron top?
GeorgiaJ on Mar 8, 2018
will the aluminum router lift FX model #23194 and the rockler router table dust bucket fit this top????
Thad K on Oct 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure. I fitted mine with the ready2rout lift and fence which work great.
Sorry I coudn't be of more help
I purchased the Cast Iron Benchdog ProMax RT router table. Any suggestion on the type of oil to periodically apply to avoid rust, etc.?
John C on May 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: you can also use Boeshield item #37670
I'm looking for a temporary stand for my Bench Dog cast iron router table top and lift.
Will this stand fit out of the box or will I need to make modifications?
steve on Nov 28, 2017
Rockler Bench Dog® ProMaxRT Cast Iron Router Table Top
Rockler Bench Dog® ProMaxRT Cast Iron Router Table Top
Bench Dog® 18'' x 24'' Shop Stand
Bench Dog® 18'' x 24'' Shop Stand
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, did not mount the cast iron top, but curious to know your results? the cart top is solid angle iron and flat so modifications should be minor, please advise me because I am interested in acquiring the top myself. I purchased the wheel kit and the stand is sturdy, strong and maneuverable.
Will this mount to my Grizzly table saw G0771?
Jeremy P on Sep 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I assume that your Grizzly table s award has a cast iron top. Therefore. I don’t think trying to mount the Kreg plate will mount wiwuthout t a tremendous amount of work.
What fence do you use with your cast iron table, why did you choose it, how is it working out?
Scott on Jan 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I went with the Bench Dog Pro Fence. Purchased it as a complete set-up. I really like it, I did replace the MDF fence faces with one continuous piece of HDPE and cut a hole for the dust port. I can send you a photo of it if you'd like?
Has anyone used on a delta Unisaw?
Rlwdwk on Apr 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I use this with my 55” table on the latest Unisaw. I had to remove the original table and build a new separator section. I worked great. I also had to drill new mounting holes in the table support bars.
Will this router table top accommodate a 9" x 12" base plate?
Dave on May 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is only room for 8 1/4 by 11 3/4
My router is a Milwaukee 5625-20 will this work in this table top?
Edward E on Mar 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don’t know
Ken
Will the Jessem Master-R-lift work with this top?
Elijah S on Feb 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Elijah, my name mike. I have the Incra router lift on my cast iron table. I wish I would have installed
The lift years ago. My set up time has reduced by 75%. I'm not up to date with the Jessem Master-R-
Lift on the cast iron table installation. But very satisfied with my present router & lift / table assembly.
I want to use my woodpecker super fence with this table. Can anyone tell me how far the T slots are from the center of the table?
Elijah S on Feb 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 13 3/4" from the center of the T slot to the center of the table.
has anyone used an Incra Fence on this table? Pros? Cons?
bryan g on Dec 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have no experience with the fence, but you will really like the Bench Dog router table.
I want to use the rockler pro lift with this table but I see people having to remove material from one side is this true? I don't want to have to cut the table to fit the lift if that us the case what lift would work with this table without modification
Mat P on Mar 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have the Bench Dog cast iron table (and the steel cabinet router table). However, I do not have the Rockler Pro Lift so I cannot speak to the fit of those two items. I bought the Incra Mast R Lift IIR made be JessEm and this fits the table without modification.
How much does it weigh?
Melvin S on Jul 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 67 lbs
Will this unit bolt up to my riggid 4512 table saw ?
Paul F on Jan 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This model is intended to be a stand alone unit. I did, however, bolt mine to my Jet tablesaw by drilling new holes in both units. Either which way, it won't bolt on without a lot of drilling & tapping the holes into the tablesaw table.
I own an older benchdog table that does not have the hardware brackets to attach the top the the table. Can they be purchased separately?
John W on Jul 30, 2017
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