Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 92
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DustMagnet Good entry level router table
I have been using this router table for several years. I had no problems with the assembly. I've read reviews on problems leveling the router plate, news flash - the router plates on all brands of router tables are time-consuming to level. I mounted the table on a movable tool stand. There are no table extensions available from Bosch, but you can make your own and mount them if desired.
The frame and top are strong and sturdy. I was able to attach a Craftsman 2.25hp router to the table without a problem and it looks like the router mounting holes are adequate for quite a few other makes/models. I find the position of the power switch convenient and allows me to turn off the router without taking my eyes off the table. The dust collection port behind the fence is adequate but dust does blow out the table grooves under the fence (I use a powerful shop-wide dust collection system and it still blows out). The back edge of the table does make it difficult (but not impossible) to attached a hose to a dust collection port on a router. They provide a nice set of insert rings to cover just about any size bit - they are plastic but adequate for general router operations.
As mentioned in some other reviews, the fence can move even when the locking screws are tightened. I get around this problem by installing bolts behind the fence to prevent movement, but that adds to setup time. I occasionally have problems with the featherboards moving (height and/or location).
There is no miter provided nor does Bosch offer one. I bought an after-market precision miter that is adjustable to the miter groove size.
The router plate is not a standard size. This isn't a problem unless you want to upgrade to a router lift. The Bosch router table plate is 9-1/8" x 11-1/2" x 3/8". Most router lift table plates (Incra, Woodpeckers, JessEm, Kreg) are made to fit a 9-1/4" x 11-3/4" opening and no after-market plates fit the Bosch table. Bosch does make an attachment that bolts to the table (RA1165) to allow height adjustment from the top but it is limited by what routers it will accept. Over time, you are going to wish you could adjust router height from the top.
I highly recommend this table for general routing tasks but not for tolerance-critical tasks such as making raised panel doors.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Magician Outstanding
Easy to assemble. Most time will be spent on leveling the table. Table is aluminum and should last way beyond the MDF style tops
. As others have said, switch assembly is a little chintzy. No down grade for this since I have always used a foot switch when using a router table. Much safer.
While access to the lower shaft nut can be made from the back, and the collet nut from the top, offset wrenches will ease the task. The Bosch wrenches are "pot-of-stock". Specialty woodcraft stores do sell these at $20 each. They're top-of-the-line quality and worth the price if you're a pro of heavy user. I'm waiting for the Bosch wrenches to come in.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck Great little table
Although not shown in the picture, this is a table or bench top router table. It does take a little bit of time to assemble but they have really thought of everything for safety and convenience. DO take the time to insure that your table is flush and true with your router base. My router was an older model Sears and the bolt pattern on the table was there; odds are yours will be as well. You need to clamp or bolt the table to your work table since the pushing of your work piece through the router is enough force to push the router table across your work table. There are bolt holes to bolt it down but clamps worked just as easily.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FreshBeer Just Great
Does exactly what I want it to do. I am very excited to make a lot of really cool stuff with this thing. Set up was fine, but crack a beer. It takes a little time.
July 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by phisch OK for the price.
I've had this router table for about a month now, and I would say that it is a decent general purpose router talbel that is adequate for non-critical woodworking. There are a couple of issues with this router table, however. The first is that some of the locking knobs don't tighten down very well, as on the fence and the feather boards. There were a couple of times when routing a board, the fence would move a little bit on me. The feather boards also need constant tightening when running boards through. The other issue I have with this table is that the cast aluminum table top is not perfectly flat. There is a "hump" in the exact middle of the table, which presents a problem in some critical work like cabinet door making. For most other general purpose woodworking, this router table is fine for the price I paid for it. Plus is is very portable.
December 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Walter Good table
This is my first router table, and it does the job.
If I had a gripe it would be dust collection. Other than collecting at the fence it's non-existent. The grooves on the table get in the way of stock too.
December 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blackhawk333 Delivery in one day
could not belive delivery was the next day... sturdy...well made
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RANJI GREAT LITTLE TABLE FOR THE MONEY
GREAT BENCH, REASONABLE PRICE, LIGHT WEIGHT AND STURDY.
September 8, 2015