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post #1 of 6 Old 08-23-2017, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Kreg Router Table Owners Opinions: Kreg PRS1045

Hi Guys,

I'm doing my homework trying to make the right decsion on a router table for my personal use. Talk about one of the more difficult decisions. I've been looking at the Incra LS, Woodpeckers, and Jessem.

I'm tight for space, the Incra LS is a big table. It's not exactly a easy table to fit into a small space.

I wanted to hear some honest feedback from anyone who owns or has used the larger Kreg PRS-1045. The Kreg table has a lot of good reviews. There's also some concerns raised about table flatness and issues with the getting the Fence in-line with the router bit.

Users/owners of Kreg Router tables, what is your thoughts on the Kreg Table system? Are you having issues with table flatness or lining-up the Kreg Fence with it's bit?
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A router bit cuts in any direction the work is fed into it so I don't understand where the fence alignment problem comes from. Never had a Kreg table so can't comment on how flat they are.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-25-2017, 01:23 PM
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Well, there's only about 9 gazillion articles about building your own router table and probably as many YouTube videos.
I had thought about buying one then realized just how simple router table construction is..
I guess I ought to go ahead and build one and quit yammering on about it.. I have the yammering part down pat already..

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-25-2017, 01:26 PM
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Many woodworkers build their own router table/cabinet. You can buy it all complete or you can build it all. You can buy a top only. Tops are sold bare or complete with Miter slot, faceplate and fence.
One member of our forum sells plans to build a router table.
If you purchase a router table, it will usually come with a slick top surface and it will be flat.
A homemade fence can work as well as a purchased fence. It's all about the ease of set-up and change.
I don't recommend a lightweight counter top router table unless you are only routing very small pieces.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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A piece of suplus fomica cabinet top routed to accept a router plate is a good start. Top is smooth, surface is strong. Make your own and use it to really decide what you like and don't before you buy a commerical rig

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Hi Guys,

I'm doing my homework trying to make the right decsion on a router table for my personal use. Talk about one of the more difficult decisions. I've been looking at the Incra LS, Woodpeckers, and Jessem.

I'm tight for space, the Incra LS is a big table. It's not exactly a easy table to fit into a small space.

I wanted to hear some honest feedback from anyone who owns or has used the larger Kreg PRS-1045. The Kreg table has a lot of good reviews. There's also some concerns raised about table flatness and issues with the getting the Fence in-line with the router bit.

Users/owners of Kreg Router tables, what is your thoughts on the Kreg Table system? Are you having issues with table flatness or lining-up the Kreg Fence with it's bit?
Hi Steven Owen, I ran accross your post when I was searching for exactly your issue. It's been about 2 years since you posted and I was wondering if you got the Kreg and what you think of it as I'm looking at that one too.
If not, did you get another brand or end up making one?


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