Specifications & Dimensions
|Type:||Router table or router combo|
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Overall Dimensions:||Table Top : 600 sq. in.|
Ratings & Reviews
Premium Die Cast Aluminum Router Table Frees Woodworkers To Create
For precision woodworking with fewer slips and less wasted materials, the Craftsman premium die cast aluminum router table will give you 600 square inches of space and a variety of tools that ensure smooth accuracy. Instead of struggling to hold the router as you cut, keep both hands free to use on the wood and know that your cuts are accurate thanks to the table's microfine adjustments.
The premium die cast aluminum router table comes with a dust guard, fence, miter gauge, two feather boards, five insert rings, hardware and manual. It's built with a storage cabinet, a double power strip and a dust port that's easy to attach a shop vac to.
- The Craftsman premium die cast aluminum router table gives you the space you want and the tools you need for serious woodworking
- The work surface has 600 square inches of space
- Integrated scales let you measure accurately
- The 26" x 3-3/4" aluminum fence extends to 30 inches and allows you to make fine adjustments
- The jointing fence offsets up to a half inch
- A drop-in plate lets you attach bits and level quickly
- For most Craftsman router models except 17540 add 17543, there's above-the-table cutting height adjustment
- A duplex power strip with safety lock is integrated
- A medium-density fiberboard cabinet below the table provides storage space
- Feather boards include attachment slots on the fence and table top
- The miter gauge goes up to 60 degrees in both directions
- 5 insert rings with opening diameters of 1-1/4", 1-7/8", 2-1/8", 2-1/2" and blank
- A 2-1/4" dust port allows easy clean-up with a shop vac
Added on March 30, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
I bought this table and the base cabinet. The first two pieces I tried to join according to the directions sent me to the hardware store for real fasteners. The "junk" suppied with these products is worthless. The directions are also pitiful. I finally got it all together, but it's loose and I cannot tighten it because the fasteners will strip. I'm sorry I bought it. Craftsman used to have a good name in my father's day, but apparently it has really gone downhill.
I ordered this table on Nov 11th and received it on the 13th. Very pleased with the fast shipping. Installation was easy, and the parts fit nicely. The cabinet's fit and finish was very good, and the table was nice and flat. Fence is solid, and I like the micro adjustment. Someone commented that the mounting plate was lower than the table. This can be adjusted with the leveling screws supplied, so it will be flush with the table. One of the reasons I purchased this table was because it has the above table height adjustment for my router(Craftsman 14 amp). I love this option. It also will accept other brands, such as Ridgid R2200, DeWalt DW618 Bosch 161EVS,MRF23EVS,PC 9690LR,690LR,7518,Milwaukee 5625-20. The only thing I did not like about this table, is the miter guage. It's a toy. Also the miter slot is not the standard size, so I will look for an after market miter. No big deal. All in all this seems to be a solid table at a decent price that has hugely upgraded my router capabilities. Now I have no excuses.
I'm really disappointed with this router table. The cast aluminum surface isn't even close to being flat and there are high spots on both the in feed and out feed sides if the router plate. Very difficult to get even cuts on shorter pieces. The fence isn't bad but Craftsman would have been better off using an mdf top. For 30 dollars more there are much better tables out there.
This is a very nice router table except for I'm having a small issue with the fence. When I try to make a straight pass the fence boards have a little movement which causes a little dip in pience I trying to rout. I have tightened the screws on the fence boards and tighten the adjusters to the minimum. Not sure if I have a defective fence or if it was designed this way? I can actually push the fence board on the right side and it has a little wobble so if I push on one end it moves the other end out and vice versa. I will contact sears number in the manual and see if they can figure out if it is an issue. The second issue was putting it together the threaded inserts on the underside came out. Not sure why, I removed the screws and inserts and put glue on the inserts and it fixed the issue, but the inserts do pull out a little bit and leave a little gap between the base and one side. That isn't a big issue, it is only MDF but thought it should have held up a little bit better.
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I got this to install my Craftsmen router in because it would not install in my portable table stan. It was very easy to assemble and looks as nice as it is to use. I realy like how easy it is to adjust the fance and change router bits with out having to remove the router. Well worth the money. Perfect for the DIY hobbiest.
I have been wanting to purchase a replacement router table for quite some time but just couldn't find what I wanted. I looked at the Rockler Custom Made Table as well as the KREG Table. While they all looked nice, I just didn't want the wooden tops they had. I accidentally came across this table while looking through a Craftsman Tool Catalog. This is just what I was looking for! Sturdy with a large Cast Iron top. I also bought the roll around cabinet to install this unit. The entire set-up was easy to install and I just love it to death. AND - ************* - right to my front door!!!
There are depressions along the entire surface of this table. You can use a level to see them or just use your fingers to feel the variations. The router mounting plate sits almost 1/16" lower than the table! After assembling the table, I attached my Porter Cable router and used my matched Katana rail and stile set to make a few test cuts. When feeding a 20" long board through the router, the end dips down to the mounting plate, goes through the router at the height I need, then hits the other side of the mounting plate and raises up. The problem here is that the mounting plate does NOT sit level with the rest of the table. The table will not accommodate my ogee raised panel bit with a 3-1/8" diameter or my mitered door frame bit with a height of 2-1/2". The dust collection and micro adjustable fence work great for fine tuning and capturing most of the dust. This would be a great product if it had a perfectly flat table top.
I had been shopping for a router table for quite some time and every one of any quality was really expensive and I just couldn't pull the trigger. I needed a larger table to do raised panel doors and drawer fronts so the small Ryobi, Skil and Bosch tables were just to small though cheap. This table came out in March 2013 and with the on sale price I had to take a chance on it since it was of die cast aluminum construction rather than MDF or Phenolic. I'm glad I did. The table is plenty big, the micro adjustment fence is worth the total price itself and the easy in/out of the router insert is just great. I purchased the base cabinet too for under $60 and the table/cabinet assembly brings the table surface to 36" AFF. Which is perfect for me. For under $300 I now have a metal construction 600 sq. in. router table with a rolling base cabinet that fits my 2.25 HP Craftsman router perfectly. The only negative thing I can say is the assembly instructions were error ridden.
Grand Rapids, MI
i'm a Craftsman fans, this is a mothership in all of router tables. so much big aliminum top-table, with a storage cabinet. Multi safety switch box is my favorite.
The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product.
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