Router Tables have self-contained, folding design.

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Designed for beginners and DIY woodworkers, RAS800 comes with guard, featherboard, miter gauge, and bit inserts. Other features include integrated accessory storage bag, smooth laminated MDF top, and built-in tool-less mount. For advanced woodworkers, RAS900 adds quick-release router mount, tall fence with adjustable laminated MDF faces, bit height gauge, and dual featherboards. Also, starter pin and guard add support when routing curved work pieces.



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New SKIL Smart Design Router Tables Increase Precision, Save Time and Space



Two new router tables offer industry-leading, ultra convenient features at revolutionary prices

MT. PROSPECT, Ill., June 15 -- SKIL has unveiled a groundbreaking selection of router tables to complement the most versatile tool in a woodworker's repertoire, the router. From do-it-yourself projects to advanced woodworking, routers are a staple when it comes to adding those finishing touches that bring visions to life. With increased precision and repeatability, SKIL's new table design offers an enhanced routing experience that emphasizes convenience, functionality and ease-of-use versus traditional free-hand routing.

Whether crafting a decorative picture frame as a creative gift, adding design details to a chair rail or building customized cabinets for a new home, SKIL's new RAS800 and RAS900 can help woodworkers achieve more precise, professional level results.

Both tables feature a convenient folding design that comes pre-assembled with fewer parts, allowing for the fastest and easiest set-up in their category. In addition, the unique, self-contained structure holds all the necessary table parts, such as the fence and router bits, making it easier to store and increasing portability over competitive models.

"At SKIL, we're making it easier than ever to get the most out of routing projects with the woodworker -inspired features on these new tables," said Art Stankiewicz, Group Marketing Manager for SKIL Accessories. "Where do-it-yourselfers and woodworkers traditionally had limited storage and set-up options, we're now giving them the convenient features they need at competitive prices, adding more value to their routing category investment."

Available at Lowe's, the new SKIL RAS800 and RAS900 router tables include the following features and benefits:

SKIL RAS800 Router Table

Perfect for beginners and DIY woodworkers, the RAS800 comes pre-assembled in an efficient, compact design for quick and easy set-up and convenient storage. The self-contained design has an integrated accessory storage bag and smooth laminated MDF top to simplify any woodworking endeavor, from creating a clean, modern edge to shaping a decorative work piece. Meanwhile, a built-in tool-less router mount holds the router firmly in place, helping to provide professional-looking results. The table comes complete with a guard, featherboard, miter gauge and bit inserts. The SKIL RAS800 is available at Lowe's and has a suggested retail price of $99.99.

SKIL RAS900 Router Table

An upgraded version of the RAS800, the RAS900 is ideal for advanced woodworkers ready to redesign their kitchen cabinets or repair an antique furniture set. With all the features of the RAS800 and more, it is set apart with its quick release router mount that attaches and detaches in just seconds for added convenience during complex projects where frequent bit changes are required. Additional upgraded features include a tall fence with adjustable laminated MDF faces; dual featherboards to help guide work pieces more accurately; a starter pin and guard for support when routing curved work pieces; a bit height gauge for easier bit set-up and cutting precision; and additional accessory storage compartments. The SKIL RAS900 is available at Lowe's and has a suggested retail price of $150.

SKIL Routers and Accessories

Lowe's carries a complete selection of SKIL routers and router bits to accompany the new tables, helping woodworkers and DIYers find everything they need for a project in one convenient location. The SKIL 1810 router has a suggested retail price of $59.99 and can use any one of the 20 SKIL quarter-inch shank router bits or sets available at Lowe's. The SKIL 1825 router has a suggested retail price of $99.99 and can use either the SKIL quarter-inch shank bits or any one of the four SKIL half-inch shank bit sets. SKIL router bits and sets have a suggested retail price ranging from $7.99 to more than $99.99.

About SKIL Power Tools

SKIL Power Tools is a leader in portable electric power tools and accessories serving the consumer do-it-yourself and professional construction markets. Founded in 1924 with the invention of the worm drive SKILSAW, SKIL now delivers a complete line of power tools designed and engineered to help DIYers achieve home project success, while providing professionals durable, cost-conscious tools for the jobsite. For more information about SKIL Power Tools including information on where to buy the products above, visit www.skil.com or call toll-free 877-SKIL-999.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Sussman, Cohn & Wolfe for SKIL Power Tools, +1-404-260-3562, elizabeth.sussman@cohnwolfe.com; or Arthur Stankiewicz, +SKIL Group Mktg. Mgr, Accessories, +1-224-232-3142, arthur.stankiewicz@us.bosch.com

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