Looking for a new router table and unsure of which Kreg model is best? In this Kreg router table review we will look at the PRS1045 and the PRS2100 the two current offerings.
The PRS1045 is the larger stand type router table and the PRS2100 is the bench top router table offering from Kreg.
There are of course plenty of alternatives to the two Kreg models listed here. Bosch have two of the most popular models with the RA1171 and RA1181.
Kreg PRS1045 Review
The Kreg PRS1045 is a rolling table shop stand with integrated router table top. It would best be described as a cabinet style router table.
All the major components that make for a great router table are included; the fence, two featherboards and the table top.
The fence is automatically squaring as it is a t-square fence ensuring it continues to stay parallel to the miter slot. It is built from perfectly square aluminum and can be adjusted easily in small increments making it very suitable for a beginner to use.
The table top is MDF that has been reinforced with twin steel struts helping to keep it warp fre and true. The MDF is topped with a "Easy-Slide" surface making it easy to move your work pieces into position.
The insert plate is about as simple to use as a insert plate can get. Your routers base plate inserts easily thanks to an included template that should fit the majority of modern routers.
The stand comes with 4 coasters for easy manovering around your wood shop. They are also locking coasters so you can be sure that it'll stay in place on parked in the right spot.
If you happen to be on uneven ground each leg is adjustable giving a range of work height for the table from 31 inches to 36 inches.
The lower half of the table has been left with lots of adjustment holes in the legs. This gives you great flexibility to customize the bottom half of the table for storage as you can see in the video example and picture above.
You can purchase the PRS1045 with varying levels of included accessories. Included in the bundle reviewed here are:
- Shop Stand
- Router table top
- Router table fence
- 3 inch locking casters
- True-Flex featherboard
- Router table switch
- Router table setup bars
- Router table stop
- Self-squaring fench
- Adjustable stand
- Insert-Plate table top system
- Kreg Complete Router table system
Kreg PRS2100 Review
The Kreg PRS2100 is a benchtop router table that is capable of accepting some very large routers unlike a lot of other benchtop router tables.
The fence is locked in place via cam lock lever clamps to help keep it safe and secure.
There are also three reducer plates included with the table; additional reducer plates can also be purchased should you require them.
The combination of sturdy steel frame, rubber feet and open design helps to keep noise and vibration to a minimum .
Who is the Kreg PRS2100 for?
It is suitable for beginners and those that are on a strict budget or are stuck for space. It is a well built mid-range router table that should last many years of use in your wood shop.
- Benchtop router table
- Tabletop is 16 x 24 inches
- Fence can double as a vertical jointer
- Dust collector and guard
- Heavy duty steel stand with rubber feet
Kreg Router Table Review
So there you have the two main offerings from Kreg. Each is aimed at a particular type of woodworker.
Given the price of the PRS1045 it may not be suitable for a beginner. If however you are looking for an easy to use cabinet style router table that is highly adjustable and comes with a T-Square fence then the Kreg PRS1045 is one of the best router tables available.
The PRS2100 on the other hand is one heck of a router table if you are just a beginner or can't justify the space that the PRS1045 may take up. It is certainly a more cost effective alternative to the bigger 1045 and if you are just starting out or only do the occasion bit of routing then the PRS2100 is a great buy for any wood shop or home garage setup.