- October 7, 2016
- Posted by: Damon Spencer
- Category: Reviews
SKIL RAS900 Ratings
STAND MATERIAL - 93%
FEATURES - 90%
VERSATILITY AND PRECISION - 96%
When it comes to the SKIL RAS900 we like the fact that it is an affordable yet quality unit. Even if the product has an only 1-year warranty, it's still is one of the most highly recommended ones.
Are you looking for a quality router table but you are not sure which model is best to choose? If so, then it is highly recommended to go for the SKIL RAS900. This power tool, which is being used in woodworking is without a doubt very efficient and extremely durable, not to talk about its reasonable price of $277. There are certainly many other advantages as well. Just take a look at the following details in order to be well informed about this product.
The overall dimensions are 27.7” x 17.7” x 9.5”. The workplace dimensions are 26” x 16”. The product itself is not a very big one, which is without a doubt a big advantage for those with little space, and due to the fact that it is foldable as well, you will certainly find with ease a place to store it. The stand is made of steel, and the workplace and the plates are made of laminated MDF, which will actually allow your work pieces to glide and also fit perfectly into routers for a very clean and precise cut with just a little effort. This unit weighs 32 lbs, and it is available on the market only in red.
As mentioned earlier, it has a very smooth laminated MDF top, so that all your workpieces can glide and move effortlessly and easily as well. The featherboards come in two pieces for very accurate guides on your workpiece, while routing. You will absolutely love the dust port which will collect the dust and waste from the table, for a cleaner cutting area. The unit is foldable, and this will definitely represent a great advantage for all those with little storage space. The Quick Clamp Router Mount actually attaches and releases routers gently, without using the router inserts. This clever technology will help in easing out bit changes, without leveling. When routing the curves, the starter pin and guard will effectively support pieces. The bit height gauge of this unit helps simplify set-up and highly improves the accuracy of cuts. The unit doesn’t have pre-drilled holes, nor precision plate levelers. However, it has a miter gauge slot and router bit guards. For a great versatility and precision, it features adjustable plates, a curved router guard, and a lockout key.
This table is available on the market these days with the following accessories: a dust collection port, 2 storage containers, rings, dual switch outlet, 2 featherboards for more accurate routing, extended router compatibility, and cam clamps. Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, this unit has a lockout key and a curved router guard as well. All these wonderful accessories will definitely make the whole job a lot easier.
When it comes to the warranty, the manufacturer provides a 1-year limited warranty, which is quite short, if you consider that there are some models that are available on the market with a 3-year warranty or even a lifetime one.
Routing tasks become a breeze with the right router table and the performance of this model is hard to match by many other tables. The attractive design combines the sturdiness of the steel stand and the lightweight of the MDF with the ingeniosity of the folding legs so you can easily fit the table in small working spaces. As for accessories, it is equipped with everything you might need for cutting wood, from featherboards to a miter gauge slot, rings, and even a dust collection port. In addition, the legs pair as storage containers where you can keep small accessories and tools. The only drawback we noticed is the short 1-year warranty that can’t compare to other models that are protected for life.