I'm about to buy a router primarily for table use, plus a table! I don't have a lot to spend, so...
I've pretty much decided on the larger Triton (TRB001) because it looks like the height adjustment will work reasonably well under the table and the bits can be changed above the table - this way I can avoid any fancy raisers or tilting table tops etc. I know Triton went bust a while back but it looks like they're back in business - does anyone know if they're still being msde in Oz and if the quality is still there?
The table is a bigger problem - it seems they easily cost more than the router. Oh dear. My initial plan was some cobbled together birch ply thing, but at the least I'd have to get some kind of inset plate, and I'd probably always struggle to get the thing flat. And if it's not flat it's going to be a total pain to use! So I thought maybe I should buy the top, and a fence, and just build the base. Maybe the veritas top, though it's pricey and small. But if I'm going to do that wouldn't it make sense to just buy a large cast iron top, because that would be, and stay, reliably flat? Here in the UK the choices seem to be: Record Power - http://www.recordpower.co.uk/index.php?section=product&seqf3&cat 7&sef=ROUTER%20TABLE%20WITH%20SLIDING%20TABLE for around £300 Charnwood - http://www.charnwood.net/ProductDesc.jsp?cat &stockref=W015 for around £280
I wonder if anyone has any experience of these, and whether they're worth bothering with. I have the Record Power drill press and it's pretty rubbish, and even though a flat bit of cast iron shouldn't be too much to ask my guess is that the rest of it will probably be fairly ropey.
All opinions gratefully received. graham.