The RA1181 table top router table is nearly identical to the Bosh Tabletop Cabinet version, with the main difference being the open housing underneath the table.
The Bosh RA1181 router table is another exceptional product in a field of less than adequate products. Just looking at the table, you can tell that someone gave some thought to actually creating a portable router table but one that is still strong, flexible and rugged enough to do most serious routing jobs.
The MDF laminated top of the Bosh router table is very sturdy and equipped with a high quality aluminum insert plate that is pre-drilled for a variety of different routers. With only one dust collection ports, this unit does produce a bit more dust than it’s cabinet counterpart.
The tall aluminum fence that also supports a couple of feather boards are particularly nice for taller woodworking pieces. Like most router tables this one also includes bit guard, the difference with this one is that it looks like it was designed to be effective and not simply some annoying accessory to be removed.
We like the storage pocket designed into this table, its ideal for storing router parts which always seem to be plentiful. Despite the fact that this is a bench top router table, and some may call it a portable, the Bosch RA1181 router table is a bit lighter than the cabinet model and weighs in at around 30 pounds.
As with the cabinet bench top router version, if you are looking for a smaller bench top router, or you need a second router table, this is one we would highly recommend.