For the table, I recommend that you consider the 3.25 hp Triton TRA001. While too heavy for me to handle freehand, it excels in the table. It also has a built-in lift so you can adjust the bit height from above the table. That is no small thing. A lift for the excellent Bosch can run 200-400 dollars, while having the lift and more power with the Triton is only about $50 more than the Bosch 1617 EVSPK or any of the other mid-sized routers that get recommendations around here. I've had the Triton for several years and really like its power and performance. You'll likely get a lot of feedback for your question.
I'm not really a Porter Cable or DeWalt fan, but since I don't own them, I really can's speak to their quality. Having looked them over in the store, I was not impressed with the build. I do have two Bosch 1617s one of which was in my table before the Triton, and performed very well. I had a Rockler lift, but I couldn't get it to lock at a set height. Another guy here bought it and says the lift works fine for him.
Not sure how experienced you are, so I'm attaching a pdf on the major things I learned that helped me speed up my learning curve. Maybe it will save you some money. It's long, but has pictures.
I'm sure Stick will shortly post a link to a great selection of documents on many aspects of tools, methods and safety. Take the time to read them, it will save you a lot of trial and error.
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Last edited by DesertRatTom; 11-18-2018 at 08:14 PM.