Bosch RA1181

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Bosch RA1181

Bosch RA1141

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Bosch RA1181 vs Bosch RA1141

Our Verdict

Specifications

Bosch RA1181

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Bosch RA1141

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Details

Returnable
90-Day
90-Day
Material
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Power Tool
Router Part/Accessory Type
Router Table
Router Table

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
22.75 in
14.5 in
Product Width (in.)
27.5 in
26 in
Product Length (in.)
15.875
16.5 in

Reviews

Bosch RA1181

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this is a super router for the beginner and the experienced wood worker. I have some experience with woodworking with routers, so I guess I am a novice. This is a great router, easy to learn and easy to use. I especially like the variability with both the plunge and the fixed base. You can do just...

I purchased this router about 3 months ago. It was very easy to figure out how to use and switch bases on. I purchased a cheaper router before and didn't take into consideration what the differences in the routers are. The variable speed I feel is great because with using larger bits you can make cl...

I just bought the table today and have a few comments. Commpared to the Ryobi Tables this one is far superior. The Feather boards are sterdy and strong. The plastic base looks cheap but is very stiff. My opinion having a large base to mount to a table beats the four point sheetmetal legs. Took me...

Honestly, I don't know diddly about the router. I purchased it as Christmas gift. The recipient of the router was at first speechless, then explained how great this router was. His family thought that he would never come in from his workshop. If you need a router or know someone who does, I would st...

I bought this table for my husband for xmas, I was a little worried because the product wasn't in my local store for me to look at, but when he set it up and used it he was pleased with the entire machine and he is a very picky man so I would definitly recomend this for the woman who isn't qiute cer...

I've had my eye on the Bosch RA1181 for a while. Compared to the other brands (Bench Dog, Incra, Rockler, etc.), the RA1181 comes complete at a lower price. The table base is a sturdy plastic and the aluminum top is heavy and flat. The miter gauge slot fits standard gauges. I've ordered a Bosch ro...

I bought this after a week of reading different reviews. It's a good value for the cost. Not to tricky to put together. I bought this not realizing that Rigid routers were not listed as "compatible" with the Bosch plate. Turns out it is compatible (Rigid 2hp 1/2 inch). The plate did't take me that l...

Product is good, once you wax the table with some furniture paste. Resolution of measuring lines could be greater- only marks every 8th of an inch. Makes it hard to get the fence perfectly straight. Could use one additional throat piece. Currently there are three, which seem to range from small (g...

There is only one shortcoming. The attachment of a Bosch router to the many-holed mounting plate was much less than easy in determining which screws and holes to use. One would think that this would be more clearly explained per router model, and MARKED on the aluminum mounting plate. It was the mos...

The instructions were good. Assembly went well. The Bocsh router attached with no problems. First peoject was two raised panel doors. I'm pleased with the doors.

Bosch RA1141

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This router table is fantastic in every detail. A nice step-up from my previous table. The feature I like the best is the quick mount for the router. A steel plate that is mounted to the router base and then snaps onto the underside of the table. A one minute process unlike my previous table which t...

Received this without damage as it was packaged very securely. The unit is surprisingly light and compact, cleverly collapsible and accompanying parts (featherboards, height gauge, tabletop inserts, etc.) fit inside one of two integrated "tool boxes" with clear plastic covers: these plastic covers m...

Bosch 26 in. x 16.5 in. Laminated MDF Top Portable Jobsite Router Table is a variation of their popular aluminum top router table. They replaced the aluminum table top with MDF and added retractable folding legs to make transport and storage easier. My first impression is this router table has plent...

This Bosch RA1141 is a must-have for any woodworker. It is portable with folding, locking legs and storage built in. It is fully equipped with all components a larger stationary table would have (included). It has a quick click release mounting plate that is compatible with 9 different name brand ro...

Router table comes in a box with a myriad of pieces, but it took only 30 minutes to identify and position the assortment of pieces. The connection on the FENCE for exhausting the wood scraps to a vacuum makes the cleanup so much easier when using the table indoors. The Laminated top has depth read...

This Bosch router table makes it easy to store and transport because of the folding legs, that cuts its size in half. It is quickly and easily set up anywhere, due to the mounting options. You can permanently mount it to a table, a piece of plywood or use clamps to hold it into place. I usually use...

Nice, Sturdy router table that is storable and portable too! With the need to clear room in my workshop, and to be able to have a router table that is truly transportable, this Bosch table is a gift from above. It folds up very nicely and easily, with storage in the pockets/bins that are part of...

I have a SMALL shop and thought I didn't have room for a router table. I was wrong. This portable router table is just the thing for a small shop or a woodworker on the go. It collapses small enough to store in a wall cabinet in your garage or under your work bench. The top is big enough for the maj...

Once assembled which was not complicated at all, the router and table worked very well.

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Questions & Answers

Bosch RA1181

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Is the base of the router table made of plastic, metal or a composite material and is it molded or machined?

Thank you for your question. The base is hardened plastic and is very durable.

The table is cast Aluminum.

Plastic base/legs.

What is the width of the miter gauge slot?

Thank you for your question. The RA1181 has a T-slot miter gauge slot that may be used with most stationary table saw miter gauges that measure 3/4" wide x 3/8" deep. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

Bosch RA1141

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What is the maximum bit size the throat plate will accept without inserts? How many inserts come...

There are three throat plates (1 1/4", 1 1/2", and 2") supplied with the table.

The biggest bits you can use without an insert are those between 2-2-1/2 inches. The table comes with three inserts: 1-1/4 in , 1-7/8 in, and 2-1/8 in diameters.

The RA1141 Router Table comes with 3 mounting plate insert rings plus (1) Adjustable Clear Guard, (1) Starter Pin, (1) Starter Pin Guard, (1) Miter Gauge, (2) Outfeed Fence Shims, Hardware for Mounting Routers and 2 adjustable feather boards. The maximum throat opening of the router table plate is 3-1/4". For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

how much does it weigh?

It weighs 33 pounds.

This unit weighs 33 pounds, but remarkably easy to move about.

The RA1141 Router Table weigh 33 lbs. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

Can you offset the face plates so it can be used as a jointer? If so, how are the face plates off...

The RA1141 has a manual where you can check on how to use shims. Use the outfeed shim plates to provide continuous support for the workpiece as it is fed past the router bit. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

The face plates are dropped into the table top, and the router comes through a center hole. The plates and guard do not have an ability to be manipulated like a jointer.