Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table

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Product Features & specs :

Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table

Details
The Bosch RA1181 router table offers the durability and accuracy that professionals and woodworkers expect from Bosch engineering.
Features:
  • Tall aluminum fence with adjustable MDF face plates from 4-7/8 in. x 25-1/8 in. supports taller work pieces
  • Rigid aluminum router mounting plate is pre-drilled to fit a wide variety of routers
  • Two adjustable featherboards attach to fence and table to provide additional guidance and kickback protection
  • Accessory slot accepts featherboards and 3/4 in. optional accessories such as miter gauges
  • Single dust collection port for standard 2-1/2 in. vacuum hoses
  • Large open stand and 27 in. x 18 in. Die-Cast aluminum top provides enhanced jobsite durability
  • Storage pocket for holding various router accessories
  • Cord wrap storage keeps power cords out of the way
  • Please Note: Compatible with fixed base router models only
What’s Included:
  • Benchtop Router Table - RA1181
  • (3) Mounting Plate Insert Rings
  • (2) Adjustable Featherboards
  • Hardware for Mounting Most Bosch Routers
  • Adjustable Clear Guard
  • Starter Pin and Guard
  • (2) 1/16 in. Thick Outfeed Fence Shims
Fence/Throat Opening
Yes
Compatible Models
Bosch - 1617 series/1613/1619/MR Series, Craftsman - 17508/17542/26520/17533/17528/17511/26834/28190/17541/2767/2768/27680, Dewalt - DW616/DW618, Hitachi - M12VC, Makita - RF1100/RF1101, Milwaukee - 5615/5616, Porter-Cable - 690 series/7529 Plunge Router/892 - 895 Series, Ryobi - R161/R162/R163/RE170/RE180 PL, Skil - 1810/1815/1820/1825/1817/1830
Bit Guard
Yes
Construction
Aluminum
Dust Collection Port
Yes
Length
22.75 in.
Width
27 in.
Height
18 in.
Depth
18 in.
Weight
30 lbs.
Warranty Term
1 Year

Reviews :

4.4 / 5.0
93 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
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Would you recommend this product?
Yes (61)
No (4)
Pros
Easy To Use (51)
Powerful (13)
Ergonomic Design (3)
Value (2)
Cons
Not Durable (1)
Best Uses
Small Projects (3)
Large Projects (2)
Frequent Use (1)
Good but not long term
First, it works well and is easy enough to assemble. The table works well with my Bosch router. So, if you want a router table that'll do a lot of things, this is a good buy and isn't too expensive for what you get. What you don't get is compatibility with many accessories because the track isn't compliant with t-track specs. That means if you want to work with a lot of accessories that attach via t-tracks you are out of luck
July 15, 2020
Originally posted at
Dust collection attachment
The dust collection attachment is to small to attach a connection. the
May 7, 2020
Originally posted at
Updated Review
Finally got the 1617 EVS router mounted. Delete prior one star rating.
February 20, 2020
Originally posted at
Fit in Ridgid R4512
The router table fit with minimal adaptation into the extension of my Ridgid R4512. The table is about 1/16" narrower than the fence rails so I placed a 5/16" washer on each bolt on the rear rail. Holes needed to be drilled on the long edge to match the extension wing and, if you want it to face to the right correctly, a 1" spacer board between the wing and router table. Otherwise, it fits perfectly reversed if you are only going to use the saw's fence with it.

Lighter weight than the Bench Dog top, level, well machined and well priced for what it is. One downside was that my Kreg router plate (and most others) won't fit as this has it's own size mounting plate.
March 26, 2019
Originally posted at
Would you recommend this product?
No
Pros
Ergonomic Design
Cons
Not Durable
Best Uses
Small Projects
When I took the parts out of the box, the top of the right plastic leg was broken off. CPO said box up entire product and mail it back to them for replacement. I have been trying to get Bosch to replace leg. No luck so far. Wasted a lot of time I could have used for wood working for my daughter. Time is important.
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Added Jan 9, 2019
January 9, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
great router table until it isn't
When I first got the table I had zero complaints. Seemed to be great quality, very detailed instructions, etc.

Almost a year and a half later the aluminum top has oxidized so bad it is unusable without an auxiliary top to prevent pieces catching on all the dimples in the surface.

Not exactly the quality I expect from Bosch.
January 3, 2019
Originally posted at
Sweet stable bench.
I have had and used extensively for 4 years now. As with any new tools it took some practice and adjustment. I've read bad reviews and most appear to be user error. It's a tool not a magic wand! I'm using a porter cable router in mine. 3 screws and a straight edge and its in.
Between the router table,table saw with dado blade and cross cut saw your in business.
Remember that tools that cut and shape are only as good as their blades.
August 11, 2018
Originally posted at
Great table
I really like the table.
July 9, 2018
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Value
Best Uses
Large Projects
Small Projects
great fit
Two months research to replace adequate system. Assembly easy per instructions.
Matched up with new, Bosch 1617EVS, dedicated router. Had other routers, but would have cost as much to adapt as this was new. No adapter nor raiser needed. Smooth adjustment and operation. Purchase offset wrenches. Not necessary, but
easier. Table is nice and large for bench top type. Great easy adjust and slide tall fence. Table is solid and flat. Mounting plate is solid but took some time leveling. (Tip)- Level closest three screws, then middle two then back two. Fine tune after. Well designed guards and feather boards. Makes me wish I used them. Dust collection good. Attached a panel to the back of table. Any uncollected dust (minimal) is contained under the table. Five second clean up with vac. Base, although plastic, is sturdy. Bolts down easily.
With proper motor-great system.
March 13, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Router Table w/aluminum top
I read reviews about this router table and they said some routers didn't fit the router plate. I thought owning a Bosch 1617 router that all the holes would match the base as this was the reason I purchased the Bosch table. Unfortunately the plat only had drill holes for 2 of the 4 screws but luckily the were across from each other so the router mounted solidly. This is a note for anyone from Bosch reviewing these reviews that if you make a product, make sure it fits your own routers. I would give this router table 5 stars if not for these reasons. When I finally put this table to work it performed very well.
August 18, 2017
Originally posted at

Q & A :

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Is this table compatible with the Bosch MRC23EVS, MRF23EVS, or MRC23EVS routers?
Tippy on Nov 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Compatible routers for RA1181
and RA1171
:
?
Bosch: 1617 series (fixed base only), 1613, 1619, MR Series
will this work with my Ryobi R163 router?
Charlie on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you go to the Bosch Tools factory website, you can download the user
manual for this router table, and on page 14 is a schematic of the
baseplate. The next page shows known compatible routers‹and there are Ryobi
R161 and R162 routers listed. Perhaps you can go to the Ryobi factory
website, and see if the baseplate of the R163 matches the R161 or R162, and
that should answer your question.
Will this work with a Craftsman Router model 315.17492
Mike on Feb 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is compatible with Craftsman brand.
what size is the mounting plate opening?
A shopper on Jan 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The size of the mounting plate is 3.75 in.
Will a bosh 1617 evspk fit the ra1181 table?
A shopper on Oct 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model RA1181 is compatible with the 1617espk.
Incra ibox will it work on this table?
A shopper on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We are unable to confirm Incra iboxes compatibility with a Bosch router table. We would advise contacting Incra to confirm its compatibility with other brand routers.
Will this router table work with a Porter Cable 690LR router? Will it accommodate a 3 1/2 inch router bit?
Donald on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I do believe it will work with that router but don't know enough about it
to answer regarding the bit.
Is there any kind of table extension to manage longer stock. And if so, does it attach to the table ?
RP on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Bosch does not make an extension table for the ra1181 at this time.
will my Chicago electric plunge rotor model 67119 fit on this bosh router table
ra1181?
Dino on Aug 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, this product is not compatible.
I bought theRA 1181 router bench table with the 1617 router and I cannot match the holes up to mount the router or the holder to the plate on the bench top. These are compatible correct? Can you send me a better diagram because when I follow the instructions nothing matches up....Thanks
roadrunner on Feb 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the 1617 (fixed-base only) router is compatible with the ra1181. If you need help with installation, please call Bosch directly at 877-267-2499.

Warranty:

Bosch Standard Warranty
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation ("Seller") warrants to the original purchaser only, that all BOSCH portable and benchtop power tools will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. SELLER'S SOLE OBLIGATION AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY under this Limited Warranty and, to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or condition implied by law, shall be the repair or replacement of parts, without charge, which are defective in material or workmanship and which have not been misused, carelessly handled, or misrepaired by persons other than Seller or Authorized Service Station. To make a claim under this Limited Warranty, you must return the complete portable or benchtop power tool product, transportation prepaid, to any BOSCH Factory Service Center or Authorized Service Station. For Authorized BOSCH Power Tool Service Stations, please refer to your phone directory.

All Factory Reconditioned Tools are covered under the same terms and conditions as the new tool warranty, for one (1) year from date of purchase except as noted below:

  • Cordless Tool batteries are covered for one (1) year from date of purchase
  • ProVantage Protection Plan is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • One Year Service Protection Plan is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • 30-Day Money Back Refund or Replacement is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • Dremel reconditioned tools are covered for 2 years from date of purchase
  • Tripods and Rods are covered for 90 Days from date of purchase
  • Reconditioned Tools/Kits may not contain the identical accessories, cases and kit contents of the New Tool version.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO ACCESSORY ITEMS SUCH AS CIRCULAR SAW BLADES, DRILL BITS, ROUTER BITS, JIGSAW BLADES, SANDING BELTS, GRINDING WHEELS AND OTHER RELATED ITEMS.

ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. SOME STATES IN THE U.S., SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIABILITY FOR LOSS OF PROFITS) ARISING FROM THE SALE OR USE OF THIS PRODUCT. SOME STATES IN THE U.S. AND SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE IN THE U.S., PROVINCE TO PROVINCE IN CANADA AND FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO PORTABLE AND BENCHTOP ELECTRIC TOOLS SOLD WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO. FOR WARRANTY COVERAGE WITHIN OTHER COUNTRIES, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BOSCH DEALER OR IMPORTER.