People often tend to make these following mentioned three mistakes while purchasing a Router Table. Here in this article I have tried to explain where people go wrong about Router tables and what are the things they should keep in mind when in market for a router table.
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Getting Infatuated To A Brand
Some people are branding specific when it comes to buying a router table and stick to only one brand. Some don’t have a clue which brand to buy so they keep chasing the top brands in the market. I have used routers of almost all major brands.
I have also met and discussed with many expert woodworkers about the router tables. So based on my knowledge and experience, I will say both types of people have wrong approach when it comes to buying a router table.
Furthermore, some people restrict themselves from trying newer brands because of the inferior image of these brands portrayed to them by their friends and associates.
So they prefer to stick with renowned brands like Woodpecker, Rockler, Bench Dog, MLCS, RTD etc. instead of trying new ones. This prevents them from saving money and using the new features provided by new brands.
People should be more focused on the feature of the model than the brand. Newer brands offer more innovative features as compared to established brands. The best way to choose a perfect router table is look for the features of router table that fulfill your requirements.
Buying All At Once
One of the most common mistakes done by people is that they buy everything related to router table right away. Due to this they end up buying thing they may never use I their work shop.
If you are buying a router table for the first time, better buy one and start working with it. Get used to it; improve your skills with it. Once you are good with it then you can go for other related stuff. This way you will know what exactly you need and will learn how to work with it in a better way.
One extra thing that you can buy immediately with router table is a nice set of router bits. This is the accessory that you will surely need over the lifetime.
Buying Small Table
This mistake is generally done by the people who are new to router tables. They go for the small router table for one of the most obvious reason that it is cheaper than the bigger one.
But one of the most awesome things about router table that these novices don’t know is that it opens up whole new world of woodworking. After using it for some time you will feel the need to grow with it. You will require more space to accommodate more tools and also you will need more workspace as you work more and more with it.
Buying a small router table may restrict your growth in woodworking. So if you are serious about woodworking with router table you may consider spending a little more and getting a bigger router table.