When you’re thinking about doing some projects around the house you always want to make sure you have the best possible tools for the job, but it’s not always easy to figure out what those tools might be. With a portable benchtop router table with key features, such as a router table fence, dust collection with dust port, a base plate, and insert plate, as well as quality router bits to match your wood router, you’ll be able to complete a number of woodworking projects that can make your next job a whole lot easier. Whether looking to cut wood, MDF, or high-pressure laminate, the best precision router tables are portable as they can be used wherever and whenever you need them.
Top Router Tables
If you’re looking for a highly portable benchtop router table for a real professional that can still go wherever you want to go you’re definitely going to want to take a look at the Woodtek 966035, which gives you a little bit of everything, though at a higher price.
If you’re looking to get a decent table that’s highly portable but may not be the best of the best when it comes to everything else the PortaMate PM-7010 may be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Coming in right in the middle of everything else, the Peachtree Woodworking Portable Router and the Kreg PRS2100 Bench Top Router Table will still get you good quality for what you need.
This Kreg PRS2100 machine has a number of great qualities that start with a very moderate price tag. From there, you’re getting an extra-large table top that has an easy-slide surface, making it easier for you to use your router as well as your wood pieces.
The wide stance steel stand is super heavy duty, which means it’s durable enough to last as long as you need it. The unit also provides you with a full-size insert space that uses insert plate levelers as well as an extruded aluminum fence and 3 level-loc rings.
Weighing in at about 29 lb, it’s still light enough that you can move it when you need to but you’ll definitely be able to set it up and leave it if you have more space available. At 19.2” x 30” x 4.8” it has just the right size to work with any wood project you want. Not only that but it has everything you’re looking for in order to get things set up quickly. You just need to make sure that you set up the router plate properly or you can purchase a predrilled plate. Either way, you’re going to have a great quality table that’s ready to work on anything you want.
With the WORX Pegasus Woodworking table, you get an 18 ½” x 23 ½” table that features a 9” x 12” router plate. The aluminum fence is predrilled so you’re ready to go as soon as you get it unpacked and set up.
There’s even a milled opening that you can use with 3 ½” panel bits plus mounting hardware. When you set up the stand you’ll have 14 ¼” of height to work with too. Even better, this unit will use a standard miter bar and has a miter mini combination track.
Less than 29 lb in weight, this router table is easy enough to fold up and take with you wherever you need to go. It’s also a great size for any type of woodworking project you may be working on, so you can quickly and easily get started on anything and make sure it’s done right.
While the instructions aren’t the best for putting it together, you’ll definitely have some benefits when the entire thing is completed and you’ll be able to see why it’s a popular choice. It’s simple in look and style and it’s definitely something that makes a great addition to your workroom.
If you want a tabletop unit that will be super easy to move around with you then the PortaMate PM-7010 is a great option. It doesn’t have a stand, but it does sit easily on your table to make sure you’re ready to go.
The T-slot fence face and miter saw gauge make it super easy to use as does the deluxe miter plate which comes with 3 insert rings. This couples with the quick mount attachment feature so you can get started when you want.
Inexpensive, this unit is a little bit heavier, at around 30 lb, but it has a great size, at 26.1” x 23.6” x 6.7”. This lets you work well with just about any type of project while still being able to take the unit around with you. The brackets are already mounted directly onto the unit so you don’t have to worry about setting them up yourself and can immediately get started.
The top notch option, at least for this list, the Woodtek is more expensive than other options, but it does provide some great features. It’s super easy to use because all you have to do is set it on your table and get started.
At 32” x 24”, this is also one of the larger tables that you can choose from, especially as a portable option. Still, you’ll be able to get plenty of work done and still transport it whenever you want. The fence assembly is included and this unit covers a ¼” anodized aluminum router lift plate. You can adjust the height as well and you’ll have four threaded posts to help lift the mechanism. With a high level of accuracy and perfect flush mount, there isn’t much you could expect better than this unit, especially from one that’s portable.
No matter what type of projects you’re looking to do you can find something that will help you get the job done right. All you have to do is take a look at these options (and maybe some more) and make sure you do your research on just what you want out of that router so you can find something that works for you.