Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table

December 12, 2013 - Comment

The Bosch RA1181 benchtop router table provides a large work surface for woodworking and routing. Designed to fit a variety of routers, this router table is a versatile piece of equipment that will serve as an indispensable part of any woodworking shop. Its 2-1/2 inch dust collection port offers better dust collection for a cleaner

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The Bosch RA1181 benchtop router table provides a large work surface for woodworking and routing. Designed to fit a variety of routers, this router table is a versatile piece of equipment that will serve as an indispensable part of any woodworking shop. Its 2-1/2 inch dust collection port offers better dust collection for a cleaner work environment. The large aluminum top makes the table both durable and portable. This benchtop router table includes mounting hardware, features a tall aluminum fence with adjustable MDF face plates, two outfeed shims, and an aluminum router mounting plate. The starter pin and guard for router curved workpieces is also included, in addition to the built-in cord wrap for convenient storage and portability.

At a Glance RA1181 Benchtop Router Table Kit At a Glance:
Set of three mounting-plate insert rings

Two adjustable featherboards, an adjustable clear guard, and a starter pin and guard

Two outfeed fence shims measuring 1/16-inch

Includes heavy-duty 15 Amp switch with two outlets, overload protection, lockout key, and 6-inch cord At a Glance RA1181 benchtop Router
The RA1181 benchtop router is precise and versatile (click to enlarge). Designed for Versatility and Precision
Attributed to its versatile design, the RA1181 lets you work with a variety of materials while ensuring precision with every cut. With a tall aluminum fence measuring 4-7/8 inches in height by 25-1/8 inches in length, the table handles tall stock with ease. The fence also features adjustable MDF face plates for better support and smoother operation.

The rigid aluminum router mounting plate provides accurate cuts and it is pre-drilled to fit a variety of routers, for added versatility. The easy-to-use featherboards attach to the fence and table. They are adjustable to fit a variety of work pieces. They also provide additional support and control while feeding stock across the routing table.

Dust Collection Port and Accessory Slot
The Bosch RA1181 benchtop router table features a dust collection port in the fence that accepts standard 2 1/2-inch hoses to connect to a dust collection system or shop vacuum. The 3/4-inch by 3/8-inch accessory slot can be used to add additional featherboards as well as optional accessories, such as miter gauges. The RA1181 benchtop router table measures 27-inches wide by 14 1/2-inches high by 18-inches deep and weighs 30 pounds. It has a maximum fence opening and a maximum throat opening of 2 5/8-inches, and accepts router bits up to 3 1/2-inch in diameter.

About Bosch
Since the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation was established in North America in 2003, the Bosch brand has become synonymous with engineering excellence. The power tools division of Bosch continues to be a pioneer and world market leader for power tools and power tool accessories. Their core success factors are innovative strength, new product launches, and pace of innovation. Bosch is every professionals go-to brand for power tools that will last a lifetime.

What’s in the Box
This Bosch product includes: one RA1181 benchtop router table, a set of three mounting-plate insert rings, router mounting hardware, dual-outlet 15 Amp switch with overload protection, two adjustable featherboards, adjustable clear guard, starter pin and guard, and two 1/16-inch outfeed fence shims.

Warranty Information
It is backed by Bosch’s one-year limited warranty, 30-day money back guarantee, and one-year service protection plan.

Product Features

  • Benchtop router table is compatible with most routers
  • Includes 2 adjustable featherboards, dust collection port, dual outlet switch and 6-foot power cord
  • Aluminum fence with MDF face plates and aluminum router mounting plate
  • Includes mounting hardware for a variety of routers
  • Work surface measures 27-inches by 18-inches

Comments

J. Sacher "Joe Sacher" says:

Pretty good setup for the money I’ve been contemplating getting around to building a router table for far too long. I’ve been limping by with my tablesaw router insert. I had gotten a great deal on the Bosch 1617 Plunge/Fixed combo a while back. I thought that this would be a good pair, using the fixed base mounted in the table, with above table adjustment, and the plunge base for handheld use.The table is cast aluminum and it was as square as I was able to measure. The router mount plate is a strong cast…

M. S. Donahue "amateur contractor" says:

Fits the following routers As a previous review mentioned, this fits a bunch of routers, which can be found listed on the Bosch site. To make things easier, here they are:Predrilled for following routers:BOSCH 1617 series*, 1613 series, 1619EVS; Porter Cable 690, 892-895 series*, 7529; Milwaukee: 5615, 5616; Hitachi: M12VC; DeWalt: DW616, DW618*; Makita: RF1100, RF1101; Ryobi: R161K, R162K; Craftsman: Fixed base models with 1/2? collet capacity*Note: Fixed Base Models Only

JCullen says:

Check the table for flatness Check the table for flatness when you get it! My first one had a high spot about an inch to the left of the table insert. I returned it and the second one did also. I called Bosch and after some time it turns out that they had some production errors. Bosch customer service was very good. I like the design of the table. Hopefully it will work well, but I have had to spend 3 or 4 hrs trying to get a table that works.PS Look at the bottom of the table for 3 digits in red. My table was…

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