Dremel 231 Router Table

Last updated date: April 24, 2019

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We looked at the top 1 Router Tables and dug through the reviews from 7 of the most popular review sites including Best of Machinery, ratingle, Top 10 Review Of, Wood Working Toolkit, Woodworking, Top 15 Products, The Finest Rooms and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Router Table you should buy.

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In our analysis of 86 expert reviews, the Dremel Dremel 231 Router Table placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
532 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This table itself has a work area of eight inches by six inches - perfect for most basic tasks for beginner woodworkers, as well as some more advanced tasks with smaller pieces of wood. The table attachment is very easy to use, and a handy instruction manual is included to allow you to fit it properly. Customer reviews are fantastic, stating that this is a very durable item and quite handy if you really just need a basic table for smaller tasks.
- Best of Machinery
February 4, 2019 | Full review
The Dremel 231 Shaper and Router Table harnesses the power of rotary tools and is a fantastic router table for hobbyists. The compact ‘mini’ router table helps keep all your projects and tools organized without taking up too much room by attaching to your workbench. It also helps ensure accurate, precise cuts or trims even on detailed work.
- ratingle
It features an adjustable fence and a large 8-inch by 6-inch work table. This has the slot, groove and sand and trims edges.
- Top 10 Review Of
If you have a corded or cordless rotary tool and would like to work with it on a router table, then you should take a look at this offer first. It's a great budget and compact router table.
- Wood Working Toolkit
Dremel 231 Shaper/Router Table is perhaps the most affordable product you will find on the list. It’s a simple yet functional router table to be used for versatile purposes. Thanks to the smoother surface, you won’t get any trouble while edging, slitting or grooving items.
- Woodworking
March 3, 2019 | Full review
This 2.5 pounds rotary tool easily gets attached directly to the workbench and also, it has the ability to handle irregular shapes.
- Top 15 Products
January 25, 2019 | Full review
The smallest router table you will find on this list, the Dremel 231 Shaper is an excellent device you can use with any rotary tool wonderfully, making sure you always get an unbeatable precision and an even better comfort when using. The device is entirely adjustable so you can use it according to your needs, making it a lot more versatile than others.
- The Finest Rooms
December 19, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The instructions regarding how to attach the workbench and rotary tools are not especially clear. If you haven’t put together a router table before, you might get confused and not do it right.
- ratingle
Not suggested for hardwoods.
- Top 10 Review Of
One disadvantage of this table though, is that it's designed exclusively for Dremel tools. It's compatible with all Dremel corded tools and with some of the cordless ones as well.
- Wood Working Toolkit
We don’t, however, recommend Dremel 231 Shaper/Router Table if you are going to deal with hard objects. Also, the dust collection method isn’t really effective.
- Woodworking
March 3, 2019 | Full review
The dust collector is not so good.
- Top 15 Products
January 25, 2019 | Full review
A little unstable.
- The Finest Rooms
December 19, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

INCLUDES:• Table • Adjustable fence for versatile performance• Slot, groove, shape, sand and trim edges• Large, 8" x 6" worktable• Attaches directly to workbench SPECIFICATIONS:• Fits Tool Model: 4000, 400, 398, 395, 300, 285, 275, 200, 100, 8200. A true must-have accessory for all hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers, the Dremel 225 Flex Shaft Attachment has a flexible, 36-inch shaft that attaches easily and adds an improved level of versatility to your project capabilities. Ideal for crafts, hobbies, metal working, and a variety of around-the-house jobs, the 220-01 Dremel Work Station transforms any Dremel rotary tool into a tabletop drill press. It can be bolted on to your workbench, and it has the versatility to operate as a tool holder, flex shaft holder, and drill press. Turn your Dremel rotary tool into a mini plunge router and cut perfect decorative edges, straight slots or rout freehand. Plunge feature lets you start your cut in the middle of your work piece. Gain the flexibility and precision you need to shape, detail, and sand a variety of soft and hard woods with the Dremel 231 Shaper/Router Table. The handy Dremel Detailer’s Grip attachment is a quick and easy to use extra support for any rotary tool having a threaded nose piece. It transfers the weight of the tool to the palm of your hand for improved tool balance and control. Stabilizes a handheld tool by providing an edge guide or serves as a work platform when the tool is mounted in a secure position. Increased comfort from debris and sparks during cutting, grinding, sanding, and polishing applications. Give your go-to tools a new lease on life. The A679-02 Sharpening Kit includes three of our most-popular attachments: the Dremel chain saw sharpener, lawn mower sharpener, and garden tool sharpener. Allows for sturdy controlled cuts in a variety of materials; including drywall, laminate, fiberglass, plastic and vinyl siding.

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Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 8
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Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 10
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Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 10
4. Bench Dog Tools ProMax Cast Iron Router Table
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 10
5. MICROJIG 3D Pushblock Router Table
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 8
6. Goplus Electric Aluminum Router Table
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Dremel 231 Router Table
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 7
8. Craftsman Router Table Combo
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 10
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Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 3
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Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 4

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