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Bosch Tools Benchtop Router Table - RA1181

Abt Model: RA1181 | UPC Code: 000346353679
Bosch Tools - RA1181 - Power Saws & Woodworking
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Regular Price $219.00
$199.00
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Tall Aluminum Fence With Adjustable MDF Face Plates/ Rigid Aluminum Router Mounting Plate/ Large 27 " x 18 " Die-Cast Aluminum Top/ Easy-To-Use Featherboards/ Accessory Slot/ Dust Collection Port/ Storage Pocket/ Cord Wrap Storage/ Green Finish
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Bosch Tools Benchtop Router Table - RA1181

Features:

  • Tall Aluminum Fence with Adjustable MDF Face Plates — 4 7/8" x 25 1/8" supports taller work pieces
  • Rigid Aluminum Router Mounting Plate — Stays flat and precise for accuracy and pre-drilled for a wide variety of routers
  • Large 27" x 18" Die-Cast Aluminum Top — For job-site durability
  • Easy-to-use featherboards — 2 adjustable featherboards to attach to fence and table, providing additional guidance and kickback protection
  • Accessory slot accepts featherboard and 3/4" optional accessories such as miter gauge
  • Dust collection port for standard 2-1/2" vacuum hoses
  • Storage pocket for holding router accessories
  • Cord wrap storage

Specifications:

  • Amperage 15
  • Cord Length 6 ft
  • Max. Fence Opening 3-5/8"
  • Max. Throat Opening 3-5/8"
  • Working Length 27"

What's In The Box:

  • Set of three Mounting Plate Insert Rings to adjust opening to bit size
  • Hardware for mounting Bosch and many competitive Routers
  • Adjustable Featherboards (2)
  • Adjustable Clear Guard (1)
  • Starter Pin and Guard (1)
  • Outfeed Fence Shims - 1/16" Thick (2)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 15 lbs
  • Shipping: 20 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 18"
  • Height: 14.5"
  • Width: 27"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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TypeRouter Table
  

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Bosch Tools Benchtop Router Table
 
3.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just right for DIY

I have a Bosch 1617EVSPK combination router, have used it for several projects - medicine cabinets in which the shelves go into slots, hinge mortising for three new bedroom doors (with a door...Read complete review

I have a Bosch 1617EVSPK combination router, have used it for several projects - medicine cabinets in which the shelves go into slots, hinge mortising for three new bedroom doors (with a door hinge mortising kit), and a mounting base for a Hanukkah menorah made from an old wooden hockey stick. I realized after these that some of them would have been a lot easier with a router table, so got this one. It was easy to assemble except for leveling the mounting plate, which is pretty tricky. I still don't have it quite right, but it works fine at this point, having just done a bunch of rabbeting for a table frame. It is a pleasure to use. I was able to insert and change router bits without removing the router or the mounting plate from the table. The wrenches get in from under the table and the bit drops in from the top. In order to be able to do this you have to position the router the right way on the plate. Since it mounts with three bolts, there are three positions. Only one puts the height adjustment access aligned with a hole in the mounting plate, and that also puts one of the openings in the base in a good position to get wrenches in without removing anything. Height adjustment was really easy. The 1617EVS router comes with a T-wrench for this. No extra accessories needed. The fixed base works just fine. Two things could be better, otherwise it would get five stars. The dust collection port is not too effective, and lots of chips accumulate under the table and off to the side, but it is not a big problem, just a little extra cleanup when you are done. Also, it would be nicer if the switch would be on the right side of the front panel instead of the left, since that would make getting the wrenches in position easier. Nice addition to a very small shop, only about 110 square feet, but I found a spot for it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Purchased site unseen

I purchased the RA1181 online, where I could get the best price. I had never seen one of the tables before I unboxed this table. I was disappointed. I have some issues with...Read complete review

I purchased the RA1181 online, where I could get the best price. I had never seen one of the tables before I unboxed this table. I was disappointed. I have some issues with this product. First the table is so roughly textured wood would not slide across the table easily, the fence that comes with it won't even slide on the surface. I spent over an hour sanding the top with 320 grit sand paper to get it smooth enough for wood to slide on it, but the fence is still binding. The fence catches on the grooves cut in the table top at the back. Does anyone know a reason they are there, other than to cut weight and for appearance? I will probably fill them in with JB Weld then sand it smooth so the fence will slide smoothly across it across the top so I can make fine adjustments without it binding. Another issue I have is that I have to go around the back of the table to remove the motor from it's base to change bits. The placement of the switch makes it impractical to change bits or remove the motor from the front. The feather boards are toys. They are too rigid to be functional, plus the way they fasten to the fence are a joke. It's even worse when attempting to use them on the miter slot. You have 3 options for placement on the miter rail. I do like that the miter rail is of standard size so I can purchase other accessories to use with the table. The way the bit guard is held in place is also a joke, in my opinion. If you remove the guard the little plastic locators fall off and wind up rolling around on the floor. I will add that this is just my 3rd day of use with this table and I'm not at all pleased with my purchase. I will make it work, but I am having to make changes to their design as I go.

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1.0

Warped top

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from Somers, CT, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools Benchtop Router Table:

I saved up for ever to be able to buy this. And just my luck the top is completely warped. I am devestated. Worst part is an emergency came up and I was not able to return in time. I am stuck with a very heavy paper weight. I was looking forward to this day for a long time and now I couldn't be any more disappointed.

 
5.0

Great Router Bench

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from Hammonton, NJ

Comments about Bosch Tools Benchtop Router Table:

I bought the router table last month. It set up good (took about an hour) following the directions. Straight edge across top showed it was level. Proceeded to make some doors & trim work & everything came out nice. You won't be disappointed.

 
2.0

Cannot be used with certain routers!

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from Chicago, IL, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools Benchtop Router Table:

Overall the quality is okay; hard to tell if the main plastic table body will hold up. Certain routers do not fit the mounting plate. The manual specifies the adapter part number needed... But when you call Bosch they say there is no such part and that you should drill new hole to fit your router! A real pain if you don't have a drill press! Table had a alight warp corner to corner; maybe 1/16 the inch. Plate insert is aluminum and won't deflect with heavy routers. Will suffice for amateur and some intermediate woodworkers but definitely not advanced-intermediate or professional.

 
3.0

Does what it says it does very precisely...

By 

from Gardnerville NV

Comments about Bosch Tools Benchtop Router Table:

The reason I only gave it a three star rating, is that I needed a Porter Cable style bushing table insert. I found that the table including the table insert are NON standard. My new Leigh RT400 dovetail jig won't work, so I put it up for sale and purchased another table built for Porter Cable table inserts. Thanks for taking your time to read this, and hopefully will help someone else with this..

 
5.0

Well built

By 

from Saint Louis, MO, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools Benchtop Router Table:

Should have a panel on the back as well and they should be heavier material for better stability. The on/off switch is attached to the front panel and is flimsy. There is not a good solid feel when actuating the switch.

 
4.0

Nice replacement

By 

from Stoughton, MA, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools Benchtop Router Table:

I purchased this to replace an 18" table I had been using for 30 years...a substantial upgrade. It was easy to assemble and works quite well. My 30 year old router did not align with any of the holes so opted to upgrade the router as well. My only criticism would be that I think the item is a bit pricey.

 
4.0

Good table

By 

from Las Vegas, NV, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools Benchtop Router 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.

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3.0

Purchased site unseen

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from Wichita, KS, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools Benchtop Router Table:

I purchased the RA1181 online, where I could get the best price. I had never seen one of the tables before I unboxed this table. I was disappointed. I have some issues with this product. First the table is so roughly textured wood would not slide across the table easily, the fence that comes with it won't even slide on the surface. I spent over an hour sanding the top with 320 grit sand paper to get it smooth enough for wood to slide on it, but the fence is still binding. The fence catches on the grooves cut in the table top at the back. Does anyone know a reason they are there, other than to cut weight and for appearance? I will probably fill them in with JB Weld then sand it smooth so the fence will slide smoothly across it across the top so I can make fine adjustments without it binding. Another issue I have is that I have to go around the back of the table to remove the motor from it's base to change bits. The placement of the switch makes it impractical to change bits or remove the motor from the front. The feather boards are toys. They are too rigid to be functional, plus the way they fasten to the fence are a joke. It's even worse when attempting to use them on the miter slot. You have 3 options for placement on the miter rail. I do like that the miter rail is of standard size so I can purchase other accessories to use with the table. The way the bit guard is held in place is also a joke, in my opinion. If you remove the guard the little plastic locators fall off and wind up rolling around on the floor. I will add that this is just my 3rd day of use with this table and I'm not at all pleased with my purchase. I will make it work, but I am having to make changes to their design as I go.

 
5.0

Great Router table top

By 

from Des Moines, IA, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools Benchtop Router Table:

I had a craftsmen router table I upgraded to a Bosch professional router table the table top is so solid and wide making it easy to run long trim through. The fence is easily adjustable and is easy to make perfectly straight since it's all one piece unlike some. Plus it comes with 2 feather boards with indentations on the fence and on the table so you can easily mount them without even using clamp. Plus it has a cubbie hole on the side making a nice place to keep wrenches bits, etc.

 
4.0

Good table

By 

from Springfield , Missouri

Comments about Bosch Tools Benchtop Router Table:

the table is fine with most routers except I have a Porter Cable 7518 and trying to find a mounting plate is a killer. the mounting plate should have had this hole pattern considering the 7518 was one of the highest rated for a router table. Still trying to find a way to make it work.

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