Router Table suggestions...

Hi, All,
I'm getting a new router table for my birthday (Good wives are nice to find!) but don't know what to get. I have a Bosch 1617 router already, and am looking for just the table, or table with stand. Searched the group archives, google, but can't decide on brand or model.
I'm a bit of a newby, so don't know what I need. My guess is large table top, ease of bit changing, good fence, ease of setting up. Price range of $150-300 tops. I don't want to build a cabinet at this time, busy building wife a Hall Tree, then a linen cabinet, etc.
TIA for any suggestions.
Regards, Rich.....
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Benchdog. www.routerbits.com and look for router tables. I like the pro top and lift, but the lift gets pricey. You can always get that later. http://www.routerbits.com/cgi-routerbits/sr.cgi?1172980209_24598+806
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On Sat, 03 Mar 2007 19:35:08 -0800, rich wrote:

Take at look at the RT-1000 router table. There is usually one up on Ebay. This the table I have gotten. Usually goes for about $300 or a bit more.
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rich wrote:
> I'm getting a new router table for my birthday (Good wives are nice > to find!) but don't know what to get. I have a Bosch 1617 router > already, and am looking for just the table, or table with stand. > Searched the group archives, google, but can't decide on brand or > model.
A couple of saw horses and a piece of 3/4 MDF covered with melamine and you're in business.
When you have time, take a look at the NYW plans. I've been happy with mine.
Lew
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It depends on what you want and if you will wait! When I first needed a router table I used a kitchen sink cutout from a counter top between two saw horses. Later on, when I had time I built a box for it and reused the sink cut out. I have two router plates, both are plain 1/4" aluminum that I made myself. I got the aluminum for barter for some labor. I just could not dish out the money for a simple open router table when I could build a good one for nearly free. Greg
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Try: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page 383&filter=router%20table
Incra Universal Precision Positioning Jig with Offset Router Table and Fence
$249.99KT
Or Woodpeckers:
www.woodpeck.com
and check out the 27x32 router top (offset) and legs for about $270. The 27x43 top is $315. You can add wheels and a high-end incra jig later. The Incra jig ultra 24" is $229, but I use my router table and incra fence more than any tool other than my table saw. It's given me more bang for the buck than any other tool.
-jerm
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I think that table size and weight are important features in a router table. A table saw extension wing router fits these qualifications well BUT I have found table saw tables to be too low for me and hard on my back.
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