There is a base that is attached to the "U" and the top table can move back and forth.
I was able to find a new table top, well actually two of them. The first had damage in the front but I repaired it, the second was in like new condition.
The only major issues these can have is in the parts that need to control the raising and lowering of the router. You need to adjust them and keep them lubricated or you get galling. One had a very minor issue and I was able to file the part smooth enough. At the time there was no source of new parts, that may have changed with the introduction of the new version.
One neat trick that they don't cover is when you have dual routers installed. By putting a alignment pin in either router you end up with it working as a pin. The results are that you have an above the table or below the table pin router. When you want to see what is going on top side having the pin above is great, when you want to see what is happening on the routed part then the pin below is great.
I wanted one for so long, out of production and you just didn't see them sitting around anywhere, but ebay changed all that. Love that machine!
thunderbirdbat wrote:I have the steel frame but the table is bolted to the frame. The guy that I got it from said that he purchased it from a cabinet shop. Currently there is not a table insert to allow for an under table router. I can add that feature in the future as long as I plan it into the stand build now. I figure I still got a bargain at $100. Included pictures are from the seller's ad.