I researched this for months. There is no comparative example of a table top router with this build quality and price. Yes, I found there is about a 1/64 dip from edge to middle.....so the surface isn't perfect.......but if you want perfect.......spend the "perfect" amount of money. I was prepared to hand lap and scrape the surface if necessary.....the price is that good. I decided that if I adjust the insert properly, and build this table into my workbench and level with that........my work pieces flow through without hitting any dip .....again....at most it was 1/64. Barely observable. In fact I had to drop a light behind my straight edge and could BARELY shim the gap to measure... The split fence is really nice, since I use this to offset and I use it to plane.....yes, this is the reason for the split fence. So, for all the argument about "why the split fence?", now you know. If you have a planer, then retool your fence so it's one continuous piece....but, don't argue this is a problem when you don't even have an idea of why it's designed this way. One small thing, I mounted my Dewalt to this table and had to place washers as shim because the mounting brought the machine too tight to the table and the insert didn't have room to drop in. These are the things people complain about, but it appears to me that if you can't do a work around as small as this then maybe using a router in general is more advanced than you're capable of (sorry for the anti-post but the negative posts and reviews are irritatingly shallow). The only real complaint is IF the table runout was excessive or surface was damaged, and secondary to that is if you don't buy the NOT INCLUDED switch assembly. Really Grizzly, why would the consumer NOT want the switch? Just include it and raise the price 10 bucks.