RYOBI introduces the Universal Router Table. Compatible with major router brands, this RYOBI 32 in. x 16 in. router table includes 5 throat plates and has an integrated vacuum port to simplify woodworking projects. Whether smoothing edges for uniformity or cutting multi-tier molding, this table allows you to situate your router upsiIde-down and precisely maneuver work pieces through the router bit. Backed by the RYOBI 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty, the Universal Router Table includes five throat plates and an operator's manual.
See operator's manual for a list of compatible routers
Equipped with an adjustable fence with joining capabilities
Fence outfitted with sacrificial MDF pieces and aluminum T-track
Built-in vacuum port accommodates 1-1/4 in. or 2-1/2 in. attachments
3-year manufacturer's warranty
Includes: (1) A25RT03 Universal Router Table, (1) miter gauge, (5) throat plates, (1) switch key, (3) sets of hardware to attach routers to table, (1) feather board, and operator's manual
works with dewalt dw6184 fixed base router but you will need 3 8-32x3/4" router screws. One will need 2mm removed, which can be done with a band saw 18tpi blade, hack saw, dremel with a cutoff wheel, or an angle grinder with either a flap wheel, or a cutoff wheel.
1 person found this helpful
Aug 19, 2021
This table is missing some of the nicer features of a higher end table, but otherwise it is an excellent buy for the price. The baseplate is very flexible and can be a real chore to get perfectly in plane, but once that is setup it isn't so bad. Ditto for the fence - mine snags a little as I try to slide it back and forth. There is an issue where the outboard fence will move very slightly with respect to the inboard fence, but I haven't tried to make anything precise enough where this is an issue.
The tabletop itself is already wearing after cutting about 75 four-foot boards. I suppose that is to be expected, but I had hoped it would hold up a little longer. The ruler and other guides on the tabletop are printed on and are wearing off as well, especially the marks for positioning the fence. It isn't a problem yet, but I am sure it will be eventually. All-in-all, it'd call it average quality but given the price it's a great value. I'd say this is a perfect table for a beginner craftsman.
Also, I see lots of people asking if the DeWalt routers fit. It's odd to me that the router table is billed as a universal fit but all the questions about a DeWalt router have responses from Ryobi saying they're not compatible. On one hand, don't call it universal if it isn't universal. On the other hand, the DeWalt router I use (DW618) fits just fine. However, the Ryobi table comes with three different types of router mount screws and none fit the DeWalt, so you'll have to pick up your own. For my router, I found the #8-32x5/8 screws fit perfect. I went with stainless steel because I don't want them corroding over time.
3 people found this helpful
May 8, 2021
When I picked up the router table at the store, it felt like a very serious table. I got at home, it went together well, and is rocksolid. However, the screws that come with the table are very cheaply made. I have an older model Porter Cable 892 and two of the plate screw holes have shallow seats. So, on my second screw and after a half a dozen turns, the screw bottomed out and broke off in the router. So, now I have a router that I cannot attach a plate to and a router table with out the screws needed.
2 people found this helpful
Dec 31, 2020
Can be made serviceable with a little effort
Details: I'm experienced with handheld routers but a "3-in-1" router guide kit I recently tried gave some results that made me look like a total klutz, so I decided to get a router table. Professional grade tables are too big for my space and quite expensive, so I tempered my expectations and bought the Ryobi table to go with my Ryobi R163G router, itself a serviceable - but not outstanding - tool.
Assembly was simple and the table is reasonably sturdy but there were a few QC issues. It took some judicious filing and polishing of the hardware to make the fence adjustments work without binding. Shimming was needed to take out the considerable slop in the miter gage and correct misalignment of the MDF face of the outfeed fence. (The fence itself is plastic, as is the outfeed fence offset adjustment) There's only one (plastic) featherboard supplied - two would be helpful. Adjusting the router mounting plate (plastic again) takes a little effort since it's not perfectly flat. (Neither is the table top, for that matter.) The instructions call for installing a guard on the bottom of the table behind the router - the only discernable purpose of this guard is to obstruct access to the router when you want to change the bit. And the power cord is absurdly short at about 18 inches.
5 people found this helpful
Oct 15, 2020
Great Buy, However...
If you own a base router, then having a table is a MUST, actually I think its an absolute must. This table is sturdy, very easy to assemble ( less than 10 minutes), and there are videos on youtube to show how as well. However, the one drawback is the dust. Even when hooked to a shop vac it will still have a considerable amount of dust to clean up after use. For me thats a minor setback but worth noting. Overall excellent table, because it works great and its not oversized. It can be used as is or attacked to a work bench. Well done Ryobi, well done.
6 people found this helpful
Sep 25, 2020
Good inexpensive table, I think.
We bought this table a few days ago, as I decided that making my own bullnose stair tread edges was a good beginner project and since Forbo no longer makes the stair tread bullnose for their Marmoleum products. How hard could making a few round over cuts and dados be? Not too hard it turns out. I bought a Freud FT2000 router 20 years ago to put an edge on a cherry bar and the router has sat collecting dust since then. Retired now, blah blah blah, so I have to pick my battles. The Freud router didn't fit the hole patterns on this table's insert plate, so I carefully measured where the 3rd hold needed to be and using a countersink got it close enough for the router to mount ok. I finished the bullnose and dado cuts on this table just fine. Though I currently lack any kind of dust collection, clean up took longer than the cuts did. The attached image shows the installed stair treads.
4 people found this helpful
Sep 23, 2020
Better quality than expected. Fits Ridgid R2911 with arms removed.
Compared to other options on the market, this was a no brainer for the size table you get. It feels sturdy, and is light enough to move easily for transport (if needed). I don't have many ryobi tools, but the past few years they really seem to be stepping up their game in getting bang for your buck and have been happy with the few I've purchased. My plan was to eventually make a custom router table with a lift, but really needed to get things up and running fast. This seemed to fit the bill and was very easy to assemble. I have a Ridgid R2911 router I wanted to use (not listed as compatible). By removing the arms/handles on the router it fit just fine and fit one of the predrilled hole patterns.
For the price I am considering buying a second table to run two different bits without changing out.
8 people found this helpful
Sep 23, 2020
Design is not suitable for precision work
The problem is that the outfeed fence alignment lock (a single knob) does not securely hold the outfeed fence. The outfeed fence will easily pivot around this single hold point and get out of alignment with the infeed fence by 1/64" or more. Thus if you're routing something like a groove or rabbet, when you reach the end of the piece and the trailing end leaves the infeed fence, there's a slight "jump" since the outfeed fence has moved back just a bit and is no longer perfectly aligned with the infeed fence. No matter how much I tighten the screw the fence still has a small but significant amount of "play".
IMHO this is a design flaw because of the single lock point that allows the fence to pivot slightly.
See the attached image.
20 people found this helpful
Aug 29, 2020
not great... at least for me.
the idea is good, but several things that just don't work (at least for me).table itself is good. assemble easy. I like the rails are well marked on each end, so you should be able to router ends or cut dados. I opted to get the router table since I had a router already and it was cheaper than buying a table saw to cut dados. things that I don't like are the power cable is about 18" long vs the router cable (6ft) - so you'll have to run an extension cord. no biggie, but odd design.the next thing I don't like is the plastic top. it's essentially floating in the table with set screws for leveling (no uplift restraint). any knot you hit, the table is going to bounce and you'll see the results. last thing I didn't like is the depth adjust isn't meant to use with a table - at least not my craftsman router. what happens is the bit will grab the stock and then change the depth. photo below shows a few attempts with MDF board and you can see the depth is all over the place. maybe it would work better with a different router, but I'm putting this tool back on the shelf. likely going to a garage sell in the future.
10 people found this helpful
Aug 16, 2020
Worked perfectly with my DeWalt Router.
Worked perfectly for my DeWalt Router dw618 although it wasn't included with Ryobi's list ofcompatible routers. I was able to make perfect rabbets and dadoes with this router table.