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Look for owner feed back on the Kreg router table, self squaring fence and lift. Look to purchase one as it has some very cool features. The lift looks to be will though out. But since all the local Kreg dealers just stock the Pocket Hole tools I can not touch and feel it or even just buy it. 

So anyone how has first hand knowledge of the Table, fence and or List would be greatly appreciated.

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OK, here is another screw-up. This one was almost disastrous. I placed a large bit into the router and noticed that it was hitting the edge of the fence cutout. Well I got the Fence Mount 180 degrees on backwards. Which moves the fence an inch or so to the left. Here is a photo of it wrong and right.

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I know your still getting to together, but whats your thoughts on the fence and table so far? I'm looking at buying them also... Once I get the base built....
Greg, was that mistake due to the isntructions? I've been thinking about gettin the smaller model this Fall if possible. Not enough room in my shop for a full-size. How oes quality compare to the Kreg Jig?
I have been using the Table for a month or so now. I have used it on a few projects and love it. The lift allows for some very fine adjustments. The self squaring fence come in handy. I know a lot of people say is is not necessary But I like it. The build quality of the components is great. all in all I'm very happy with the purchase.

Tom Hansen said:
I know your still getting to together, but whats your thoughts on the fence and table so far? I'm looking at buying them also... Once I get the base built....
If you look closely at the line drawing in the instruction you can see the proper way of installing the Fence Block. I just though it needed to line up with edge of the table. It did not make sense that the mount overlapped the table. But that is the correct way. I'm sure it too keep things aligned.

Just my dumb mistake.

Bob Farmer said:
Greg, was that mistake due to the isntructions? I've been thinking about gettin the smaller model this Fall if possible. Not enough room in my shop for a full-size. How oes quality compare to the Kreg Jig?
The router lift I purchased seems "sticky"....

When the locking bar is inserted for macro adjustments, the lift is difficult to move to where I want it to go. A significant force is needed to "break" it loose from its current position, and often travels much further than I wish.

The micro adjust wheel moves fine, but does take some pressure to move as well.

Any tips for how to get the router lift to move more fuildly are much appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Archist
I would say mine works the same way, with the rod, when doing major height adjustments. But I do not have any problem with the micro-adjuster. I just make sue to reset it to the mid point before I use the rod to adjust the height.
Here is a photo of the huge Porter Cable 7518 Router bolted up to the Kreg Precision Router Table Lift. The 7518 is a very large and heavy router motor. One nice thing, about the 7518, is you can buy a "Motor Replacement" instead of the whole router. That saves you at least $50.

The replacement motor is just the motor with out the base. Besides if you leave the 7518 bolted in the Kreg lift all the time you will not need the Porter cable base.

Looks like a great setup!

Greg J Powers said:
Here is a photo of the huge Porter Cable 7518 Router bolted up to the Kreg Precision Router Table Lift. The 7518 is a very large and heavy router motor. One nice thing, about the 7518, is you can buy a "Motor Replacement" instead of the whole router. That saves you at least $50.

Greg, you may have answered my question in your post but let me make sure of that. I don't have room in my shop for the full size Kreg router table and will purchase the portable or table top model. Is it possible to add the better t-square style Kreg fence to the table top model down the road?

Not sure as I do not have a table top unit. I would assume it would take some DIY modifications as the table top unit has a smaller top.

Not sure as I do not have a table top unit. I would assume it would take some DIY modifications as the table top unit has a smaller top.


Tim Myers said:

Greg, you may have answered my question in your post but let me make sure of that. I don't have room in my shop for the full size Kreg router table and will purchase the portable or table top model. Is it possible to add the better t-square style Kreg fence to the table top model down the road?

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