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64mtp

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03-13-2020 06:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router

I’m purchasing a new router table in the very near future. Kreg router table or Infinity Tools router table?


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AndyJ1s

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#1 posted 03-13-2020 07:43 PM

Free standing, bench top, or TS extension?

With lift, or not?

Why these two brands? Do they have features you prefer, over other brands?

Budget?

-- Andy - Arlington TX

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#2 posted 03-13-2020 11:39 PM

I have made my router table and have both the benchtop and regular Kreg router table. I have the Kreg lift in one and the triton router in the other Kreg table. I sold the homemade one to a friend. I had the regular Kreg table but got tired of taking it to presentations the Kreg benchtop made my task easier. I used to make two trips to take everything because not all the stuff fit in one trip. Now with the Kreg benchtop one trip is all I need. The Kreg lift is awesome I have the Bosch 1617 router in it and the triton router in the other. The triton has it’s own built in lift and Kreg makes a plate drilled for it. The price of the triton is less than a good lift by itself and works well. I know That three router tables was overkill but when making my kitchen cabinets it was worth it.

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#3 posted 03-13-2020 11:44 PM


I have made my router table and have bothe the benchtop a regular Kreg router table. I have the Kreg lift in one and the triton router in the other Kreg table. I sold the home made one to a friend. I had the regular Kreg table but got tired of taking it to presentations the Kreg benchtop made my task easier. I used to make two trips to take everything because not all the stuff fit in trip. Now with the Kreg benchtop one trip is all I need. The Kreg lift is awesome I have the Bosch 1617 router in it and the triton router in the other. The triton has it s own built in lift and Kreg makes a plate drilled for it. The price of the triton is less than a good lift by itself and works well. I know That three router tables was overkill but when making my kitchen cabinets it was worth it.

Woodmaster,

How are you liking the Bosch 1617? I am thinking of getting the same for my JessEm table lift.
- Woodmaster1


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Woodmaster1

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#4 posted 03-14-2020 11:10 PM


I have made my router table and have bothe the benchtop a regular Kreg router table. I have the Kreg lift in one and the triton router in the other Kreg table. I sold the home made one to a friend. I had the regular Kreg table but got tired of taking it to presentations the Kreg benchtop made my task easier. I used to make two trips to take everything because not all the stuff fit in trip. Now with the Kreg benchtop one trip is all I need. The Kreg lift is awesome I have the Bosch 1617 router in it and the triton router in the other. The triton has it s own built in lift and Kreg makes a plate drilled for it. The price of the triton is less than a good lift by itself and works well. I know That three router tables was overkill but when making my kitchen cabinets it was worth it.

Woodmaster,

How are you liking the Bosch 1617? I am thinking of getting the same for my JessEm table lift.
- Woodmaster1

- Dustjunkie

The Bosch router works great. Get a bent wrench to make changing bits easier so you don’t have to crank the router all the way up.

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cracknpop

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#5 posted 07-05-2020 01:13 PM

64mtp, did you make a decision on which router table top? Which did you choose and how is it working out?
I too am considering the Infinity Tools top due to it being 1” BB vs the MDF of the Kreg. I have also considered the Peachtree router table top that is HDF.

I would make my own out of BB but considering my available time in the shop right now, however I’m OK to spend the money on the top. Then I can spend the time on my next project.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 07-05-2020 06:34 PM

If you like the features, of any table, and own a jigsaw. Don’t let table thickness, and or material hold you back if price, features or other are a plus to you. Flip any top over, glue and screw a sheet of 3/4” plywood, you can use cheap CDX for this, it’s nit a working surface, just support. Once the glue dries, remove the screws. Use the jigsaw to cut out a hole large enough to get the router through, and go. New improved, heavy weight top. Hint, Prior to screwing the ply to the finished top, map out the T track, etc, and miss them. I have an old Rockler HPL top, which by itself gets terrible reviews for sag, and after almost 20 years of use, it’s still all good.

Only possible disadvantage is it’s 3/4” taller now, but with most router tables they could be 14” taller for my likes.

-- Think safe, be safe

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