Bosch’s RA1181 benchtop router table is “on sale” for $159 at Amazon with free shipping, or $141.51 at Acme Tool. At Acme, shipping is free on $199+ orders.
Amazon listed it as one of their gift ideas, or something of the sort, because it’s been in an open browser tab on my computer for 2 weeks now.
Update: Here’s a screenshot. It’s still listed as a current tool deal on “page 4” of Amazon’s tool deals page.
This Bosch router table tends to live at $159 throughout the holiday shopping season, and last year it stayed at this price a few months longer, before jumping up to $180-200 levels.
Acme’s price of $141.50 after NOEXCLUSIONS 11% coupon is as low a price on this router table that you’re bound to see. It will likely be a while before the next better discount (e.g. 15%).
I’m calling this a “kind of” sale because I think $159 is better considered as normal seasonal pricing.
This router table has been on my radar for a long time, but I ultimately decided to keep saving for a full-size table, instead of a benchtop model. As far as benchtop models go, this one was always a top-3 contender.
Reviews tend to be mixed, with some users loving it, and others complaining about the table size or flatness. Unflatness? Lack of flatness?
I’ve never used this router, and so I can’t recommend for or against it. I’m mentioning it because a handful of people ask me to look out for small router table deals throughout the holiday season, and because it’s a slow tool news and deal day.
In the past, the router has stayed at this seasonally low price for a few months, which is why I added a “kind of” mention in the title.
Sorry, it’s really hard for me to be excited about these router tables, which is why I never bought one.
Bosch’s RA1171 cabinet-style router table looks like it has a greater chance of having a flat top.
It’s $139 at Amazon, or $123.71 at Acme Tool with NOEXCLUSIONS coupon. This model has lived at the $139 price point for much of the last year. It was higher priced between ~May and October, living at $139 for 2 months now.
I have always been interested in this Bench Dog router table, but it lacks a lot of the accessories many users will want but have to buy separately, and is higher priced, at $300.
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There is no universally-loved router table at under $200, at least that I was ever able to find. So despite my lack of excitement about the Bosch router tables, I find it worthwhile to post about them and their current seasonally-low prices. You could do worse.
That’s probably the best I could say about the Bosch routers after looking into them numerous times over the years – “you could do worse.”
Would you recommend for or against these Bosch router tables? Are there other models that you would encourage others to look at?