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The author evaluated 13 router tables for the sturdiness of their tables and fences, for dust collection, and for ease of operation and setup. A good router table is flat and has a stout base and a fence able to support jigs and hold-downs.
The CMT Industrio’s fence is one-piece aluminum with high-density plastic faces, T-tracks on front, back, and top, and a replaceable zero-clearance insert. The top is 3/4-in. phenolic. The scales on this model are hard to read and their screws impede fence movement. The open cabinet is no help with dust collection. The aluminun table edge has a miter-gauge track and a T-track.
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