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Forum topic by bluephi1914 posted 02-26-2019 01:38 AM 1880 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bluephi1914

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02-26-2019 01:38 AM

Just saw this router table with lift and wondering if anyone had any experience with it.

https://www.grizzly.com/products/Grizzly-Router-Table-with-Lift/T28780

-- Jack of all trades and a master of most of them.


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#1 posted 02-26-2019 04:53 AM

You could make your own, maybe adapt this idea by Stumpy Nubs and make larger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=diAg_uZlb2s

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#2 posted 02-26-2019 05:20 AM

, I was more so looking at the whole table along with the lift I need both price seems right just didn’t know about the quality

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#3 posted 02-26-2019 10:36 AM

I was talking in terms of the entire system… not just the lift.

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#4 posted 07-10-2019 10:00 PM

Did you decide on the Grizzly table? I was looking at that one vs the Saw Stop stand alone. Also wondering if that lift would handle a PC 7518

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#5 posted 07-11-2019 01:37 AM

I was just pricing out the Grizzly 1035 shaper with extension wing, roller base, dust hood and router bit adaptor. That package is the same price as that router table ($885 delivered). Just another option worth considering at the same price.

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#6 posted 07-11-2019 02:04 AM



I was just pricing out the Grizzly 1035 shaper with extension wing, roller base, dust hood and router bit adaptor. That package is the same price as that router table ($885 delivered). Just another option worth considering at the same price.

- turbo1974

I like the looks of the router table but with the shaper you have the ability to use larger cutters and the noise difference between the 2 is huge. The shapers really are much quiieter. That said, I still use a router table even though I have a shaper with a router bit adaptor as well.

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#7 posted 07-11-2019 05:00 AM

I ended up getting kreg router table and the porter cable 3 hp i bought a lift used.

I’m very happy with the setup…

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#8 posted 07-11-2019 09:09 AM

That Grizzly router table is great.

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#9 posted 07-12-2019 05:54 AM

I’ve also been in the market for a router table and have done a lot of research on them over the past couple of weeks. For the price tag of the Grizzly T28780, you might want to consider an Incra, Kreg, Woodpecker’s or Rockler router table system. Some of them are a bit more expensive, but the quality of those four brands is far superior to the Grizzly in my humble opinion.

Rockler currently has their Rockler Pro Phenolic Router Table, Pro Fence, Stand and Plate on sale for $100.00 off regular price and the Bench Dog Cast Iron Router Table, Pro Fence, Steel Stand and Plate for $150.00 off regular price until August 1, 2019. However, they don’t come with a lift – and one issue I have with the Rockler tables is that their router plate inserts are slightly smaller than the “standard” size of 9-1/4” x 11-3/4” x 3/8”. Otherwise, they are great router tables!

After all the research I’ve done, I’ve decided on either shop-made router table and stand, or by purchasing a good-quality pre-made table (Kreg, Incra or Woodpecker’s) and a decent metal stand (which can often be found at very reasonable prices). I’m then going to add an aluminum insert plate and either an Incra or Woodpecker’s Fence System (both of which are extremely accurate, have mostly 5-star reviews and are made in the USA). I’ve also definitely decided against a router lift and have already purchased a Triton TRA001 3-1/4 HP Router. The reason for this was twofold: First, the Triton TRA001 also has consistently top-notch reviews and because it already has a built-in “micro-winder” for above-table height adjustments when used in a router table (including above-table bit changing). This eliminates the need for a router lift altogether, which can be a big money-saver, and also allows the use of the router for hand-held operation if a more powerful unit is required for a project.

I will say that deciding on a router table has, without a doubt, been the most difficult decision I’ve had to make when it comes to choosing a tool for my shop. There are so many different options out there that it becomes almost mind-boggling. But the one rule I always follow is that I generally purchase the best tools I can afford. It makes a huge difference in the long-term. Good luck in making your choice!

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#10 posted 07-13-2019 03:39 PM

Can’t help with that table itself, but I have another brand with that same fence. With that fence you need to attach two sliding faces that will fit into those t slots….its a long story, but with out those faces, that opening is rather large and is difficult with smaller pieces and two small to swing raised panel bits. I modified it to make it work ok, but was a real PITA. I use it as my “second table, and built a Norm Abrams plan table, of which there are many examples in the project section. Also, it doesn’t say what material the table itself is made of…..

I would buy a Rockler top, fence, and a Jessem lift and make the cabinet….I wouldn’t think you’d have much more in it and it would have drawers and such…...

-- Mike

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