A router table is the safest way to do a lot of routing tasks. You can buy one pre made or simply make one of your own. It can be as simple as a sheet of ply with an opening and the router mounted beneath. Suspend across two saw horses and you have a table. You can use a very straight 2x piece as a fence. The Bosch allows you to use the fixed base in a table and with an accessory key, you can adjust height from above the table. If you search for router tables here, you'll find a lot of different types, from very simple to quite compex.
My personal preference if I only had one router, it would be the Bosch 1617 kit, which may have a different name and setup for UK power. Here's a picture. The other picture is of the Bosch mounted under a table showing the adjustment key.
The Bosch table setup does not give you a full range of adulstment. You do a coarse adjustment by flipping the mounting lock off and pushing the motor up or down. Then you use the key for the fine adjustment. There are other good brands, but I haven't used them.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.
Last edited by DesertRatTom; 10-10-2018 at 07:42 PM.