The ancient Sears (circa ~1986) 1-1/2Hp router that I often use hand held looks very much like that. The chip shield may have lasted a few cuts before I put it back in the carrying case, never to be used again - I think it's still there. Dust would obliterate any chance of seeing your work. The light - the original in mine was an automotive #69 - and they don't last, being 'killed' by vibration but an led version might last longer.
Quando omni flunkus, moritati (When all else fails, play dead - R Green)