Kreg PRS1040 Precision Router Table

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.7
out of 5
Brand:
Kreg Tool Company
Model:
PRS1040
Price:
$500

Description

Kreg PRS1040 Precision Router Table System is set to make a real name for itself in the industry. Includes a series of ground-breaking new features, including the innovative self-squaring t-square style fence, the fully enclosed tubular aluminum extrusion, and the steel-strut reinforced MDF top with its Easy-Slide Micro-Dot Skin, just to name a few. This item ships in three different boxes: the router table, the router fence, and the table legs.

WOOD magazine review

Kreg PRS1040 Precision Router Table

Review Summary

Built of heavy-gauge steel with a height-adjustable, steel-reinforced, 1-1/8"-thick MDF top, Kreg’s Precision Router Table is one of the beefiest we’ve seen. But don’t confuse beefy with clumsy: Its T-square-style fence (think Biesemeyer) microadjusts for precise positioning. The dual miter slot accepts standard-size miter bars, with an adjacent T-slot for mounting accessories, such as feather boards. Wanna add a router lift?
The 9-1/4  ×11-3/4" insert opening readily accepts the most popular lifts.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Great table, even better fence

Review Summary

I bought this table with the stand and casters, and it's great. I like the extra height the casters give me, but I'm 6-4. If you're shorter, you might want to skip the casters. The top is very solid and doesn't sag under the weight of my 3 HP Freud plunge router. I especially like the fence because it works like a T-Square and automatically squares itself.
That's not a big deal most of the time, but when I want to use it along with a miter gauge, I know the fence is automatically parallel to the miter slot. The table has slots on top that I use to put flip stops in for stopped routing. If I could change one thing about this table, I'd move the offset dust port so it's centered in the opening. As it is, chips tend to hang up in the opening and plug it up sometimes. I wish it didn't cost $500, but after using it for a few years, I don't think about that anymore, well until now.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Sturdy & Precise

Review Summary

Setting up this router table takes a long time, not because it's difficult, but because there are so many pieces and no 2 pieces are pre-assembled. But once it was done, my first impression was "Wow, this sucker is sturdy!" And I love the T-square style fence -- it's like a table saw fence, and it's always parallel to the miter slot.
It's a little fussy to get it set exactly where you want it unless you also get Kreg's add-on micro-adjuster, which helps a lot -- I highly recommend it. It let's you adjust the fence by thousandths of an inch. I'm very happy with this router table and I'd recommend it to anyone.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Sturdy table

Review Summary

I purchase the table several years ago and use it often. I purchased the switch and casters at the same time. Mostly use router bits with bearing so set up is easy using the bearings with a strength edge for setting the fence. Well the other day I set up a bit without a bearing to edge boards for edge gluing and discovered the infeed fence does not sit parallel with the out feed fence. All my joints suffered with snipe at the end of the feed through the bit.
I ended up shimming the out feed fence 1/64" which allowed a smother finish at the end of travel. This table and fence are are concidered top of the line so at $500 the fences should be parallel without user intervention. To say the least that was disapointing. I fitted the table with a Jesse Master Lift II and a 3 1/4 HP moter. The vacuum location sucks, but doesn't really suck very good. I think the location is incorrect, it should be centered on the bit location or to the right side of the bit. As the bit rotates clockwise the materal discharge is to the right. I find most of the discharge is out the bottom so a motor inclosure is needed, another $100 (OUCH).

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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