A small benchtop router table should have all the important features of a large floor model: a thick top with a slick plastic-laminate skin; a miter slot, for holding a miter gauge or featherboard; a large phenolic insert plate that's easy to level; a split fence, for creating minimal-clearance openings around a bit; T-track above the fence, for installing a safety shield or additional featherboard; and a 3-in.-dia. dustport. Whew. Let's see: did we leave anything out? You get all of this, and more, with Kreg's new compact router table. Its top measures a generous 16-in. by 24-in. The unit stands 20-in. tall, including the 4-in. tall fence, and weighs only 26 lbs.–perfect for carrying across the shop from a storage shelf to your bench, or for hauling to a jobsite.
Kreg Tools, kregtool.com, (800) 447-8638, Precision Benchtop Router Table, Model PRS2000, $230.