Okay, I actually have five routers but only one with a plunge base. It's the one I use both in my table and hand-held for plunge operations. A couple of the others are trim-style routers plus a Bsoch 1617 that lives in my CNC, and an ancient Sears router that hasn't the light of day for many years. Art (mgmine) may be correct that most jobs can be done on the table, but here's one I did the other day using the router hand-held with an edge guide.To do it on the table would require it to be face down and make it difficult to see what I was doing. Why don't I leave one in the table all of the time? Because my folding table has room for the fixed base but not enough room for the router to be attached when the table is folded. And, for the record, I indicated you could get by with one router and said, "My fixed base is permanently mounted in a table and I use the plunge base hand-held. Both worlds, one router." That's true. I didn't say I only owned ONE. Owning only one router? That would be downright silly.
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Last edited by Gaffboat; 04-12-2018 at 10:26 AM.