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You’d be hard-pressed to call most router tables portable, even the benchtop ones. Bucking this trend, MLCS sells a portable router table that folds up compactly for easy transport and storage.

MLCS coats the 1″ thick, 24″ x 16″ MDF top with Melamine and runs banding around the edge for a finished look. The 11″ long, hinged legs fold up for transport and lock into position when in use to support up to 150 lbs. To help the table stay in place when it’s set up, they coat the bottom of the steel legs in rubber.

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When using a router table, you want the throat — the opening the bit pokes through — to be the smallest diameter possible that still allows the router bit to turn freely. If the opening is too large, small pieces can dip or even fall into the throat. Some throat plates twist and lock into place, and others are held in place by screws, but by far the coolest way to hold a router throat plate is with magnets.

INCRA’s MagnaLOCK laser cut steel rings are held in place with four rare earth magnets; just drop the right-sized ring in place and you’re ready to route. The donut-shaped magnets are held in place with counter-sunk screws and sit on top of O-rings. This setup presumably allows you to adjust the height of the rings so that they’re flush to the table surface.

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For a limited time, Rockler has their HPL Router Station available for $399.99. The HPL, shown above, has a 24″ × 32″ high-pressure laminate top, a 3″ tall 32″ long fence, the FX aluminum router lift, and 32″ tall solid steel leg set (1/8″ thick). Cabinets and shelves can be added using the pre-drilled holes in the legs.

The top has “two easy-access fence slots, an 8-point plate leveling and locking system, and an aluminum miter track.” The FX lift has a 3/8″ thick aluminum plate and accepts the following routers: Porter-Cable 690/890 series, Bosch 1617-16-18, DeWalt 610, 616, and 618.

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