Tool Test: Excalibur Deluxe Router Table Kit

ExcaliburNov13Four corner-positioned lift screws raise this design above the competition.

by Glen D. Huey
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The Excalibur Deluxe Router Table Kit (#40-200) from General International is a complete shop setup that was introduced in late 2012. In adding the kit to our shop, we were reminded of its outstanding features.

The major components are a 32″ x 24″ tabletop that stands 36-1⁄2″ tall (choose from cast iron, MDF or phenolic), and a router lift that takes stability and smooth operation to a new level. Also included is a steel enclosure that houses your router and a fence with an integral 2-1⁄4″ dust port to provide optimal dust collection. A tubular-steel frame supports the top and lift. And yes, it’s mobile to make it far more convenient around your shop.

The heart of any productive router table setup is the router lift. Excalibur has taken a cue from one of the most robust machines found in the woodshop, the thickness planer.

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Video: See how easy it is to change bits with the Deluxe Router Table Kit.
Web site: Visit the General International site.

From the November 2013 issue,#207
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