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MLCS Router table top $179.00

Hi,Does anyone use a router table top with fence made by MLCS ?I saw a nice one on their website for $179.00,comes with their fence which is longer than the table top,1 3/8" thick top,1/4" Aluminum insert.Its item # 2393 on their website.If anyone want to take the time to check it out and let me know what ya think I'd appreciate it.Itchy Brother
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Hi,Does anyone use a router table top with fence made by MLCS ?I saw a nice one on their website for $179.00,comes with their fence which is longer than the table top,1 3/8" thick top,1/4" Aluminum insert.Its item # 2393 on their website.If anyone want to take the time to check it out and let me know what ya think I'd appreciate it.Itchy Brother
If you provided a link more people would look and give you feedback.

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http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops.../tabletop.html

I hope this link works?Itchy P.S. Thanks George.
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This is the table I've been using.I bought it from a relative that lost his job that he had for 30 years and I know he was devistated by losing it.I probably paid 3 times what it was worth but it was the thing to do,for me anyways.The table itself is pretty flat,the insert is a little cockeyed as far as level with the table,no miter slots on the table or for the fence.Itchy Brother
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The table you have seems fine to me. It is larger enough and as long as the top is flat that is all that matters. You could always route a slot on the table and add a miter track. I don't have one on my table and rarely miss it.

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Despite having no frame of reference for comparison, I have that MLCS top you list. I have been quite pleased with it thus far. I assembled a quick and dirty base out of spare 2x4 parts and have had a great time using it.
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I have that exact table and fence although I didn't get it from MLCS. I got mine from Router Table Depot and so far I've been very happy with it. The fence is a very basic design but at the same time is quite functional. It's not a Bench Dog of course but for what it is it's not a bad deal for the money.

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The slot is handy for style/rail routing. Rick

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The table insert needs a little shimming.I think it throws off the rail cuts a few degrees.Of course I exagerated when I told the wife about it cause I wanted the PURDY ONE.Heh,Heh.Itchy
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I've decided to take the table top off my current stand,then make a cabinet out of the bottom framework.A little plywood for the sides and a shelf or two and I'm there! Itchy
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