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Forum topic by bbandu posted 09-18-2019 05:11 PM 370 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bbandu

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09-18-2019 05:11 PM

I have had alot of life changing event happen over the last year that has taken me away from woodworking. As things are now settling down and I am able to get back into the hobby, I started looking for a router table and while searching through my local craigslist ad and came across a Excalibur 40-200 Deluxe Router Table. I have looked in alot of different places and just cant seem to find alot of material on this set up that is not from the manufacture.

The table need alot of cleaning, so my next step is to tear it down and clean everything to make it look as close to new as possible. I will post some pictures of everything in the next couple days when I get more time.

This seemed to be a really good find based on price I decided to go ahead and purchase it, it came with a bunch of extras so even if the router table turned out to be a bust the extras would cover my expense.

This is what was included with purchase:
Excalibur 40-200 Deluxe Router Table
Working router (Port A Mate PM-P254)
Freud 12-128 bit (new)
Freud 22-112 bit (new)
Freud 22-115 bit (new)
Freud 32-524 bit (new)
Freud 34-124 bit (new)
Freud 80-104 bit (new)
Freud 80-122 bit (new)
Freud 99-760 bit (new)
Plus about 10 other various bits (used)

Total cost = A steal @ $160

If anyone has any knowledge/experience good or bad please pass it my way.








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Bill White

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#1 posted 09-18-2019 05:23 PM

First blush says that ya did well. Router bits alone are worth the price.
Waiting on pics of the RT.

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bbandu

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#2 posted 09-18-2019 05:24 PM



First blush says that ya did well. Router bits alone are worth the price.
Waiting on pics of the RT.

- Bill White

I will get some posted later today hopefully

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TDSpade

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#3 posted 09-18-2019 06:16 PM

Jet and Woodtek make the same router table. I have the Jet with the cast iron top, love it. I bought Woodtek extra insert rings and they fit perfectly into the Jet table lift. Jet was out of stock at the time.

One problem with the Excalibur is the router lift does not lock in place. As you use it, the router will drift downward. I don’t know how bad this is. Jet and Woodtek have added a locking mechanism to their version. Woodworker.com Still shows the older model (without the locking mechanism) on their site. But sell the newer version.

-- For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert.

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bbandu

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#4 posted 09-18-2019 06:38 PM



Jet and Woodtek make the same router table. I have the Jet with the cast iron top, love it. I bought Woodtek extra insert rings and they fit perfectly into the Jet table lift. Jet was out of stock at the time.

One problem with the Excalibur is the router lift does not lock in place. As you use it, the router will drift downward. I don t know how bad this is. Jet and Woodtek have added a locking mechanism to their version. Woodworker.com Still shows the older model (without the locking mechanism) on their site. But sell the newer version.

- TDSpade

Thanks, I will keep an eye out for this once I get it all cleaned up and running.

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#5 posted 09-18-2019 06:48 PM



First blush says that ya did well. Router bits alone are worth the price.
Waiting on pics of the RT.

- Bill White


+1 you did ok even if the router table is junk with the bits which are very good quality.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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bbandu

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#6 posted 09-18-2019 08:57 PM

Pictures added, Router lifts action is pretty smooth

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pottz

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#7 posted 09-18-2019 10:05 PM



Pictures added, Router lifts action is pretty smooth

- bbandu

id say you deserve the big YOU SUCK award,congrats.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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bbandu

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#8 posted 09-19-2019 02:14 AM


Pictures added, Router lifts action is pretty smooth

- bbandu

id say you deserve the big YOU SUCK award,congrats.

- pottz

Thanks

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 09-19-2019 01:23 PM

oh BTW YOU SUCK :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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bbandu

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#10 posted 09-19-2019 01:25 PM



oh BTW YOU SUCK :<)))

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks, I will take it

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bbandu

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#11 posted 09-25-2019 12:36 PM

Ok so I have broken down most of the router table. I decided to try and clean this up without removing the table top from the stand.
Here is the router table top before and after pics. it is still not blemish free but 100% better then before.

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