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I did it. It is due to arrive in about 2-3 weeks from Amazon (good price, free shipping). Porter-Cable 895PK 12 Amp 2-1/4-Horsepower Fixed and Plunge Base Router.

Gotta figure out if I can make a table and mount it on an old kitchen cabinet, or if I spend another $300 on a table and stand.

Oh, and bits. Need bits. I actually own an ogee bit that I used at the Park District. Need more bits.
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Congratulations! I am sure you will enjoy making your own table rather then buying one.

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Congrats on your purchase Carol. Sounds like you are addicted now.




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Hello Carol F. Welcome! It can be mounted in a kitchen cabinet. Try to check the top, It is best when it is around 1" thick. Also, the top will serve you well if You can put a sheet of Formica on the surface. If You need anything, A restore should be able to help you out, cheaply. Have fun, and if You can' check out the diy tables that are on this forum, or others. It can give You ideas. Enjoy. Don't make Your table too low, Just mentioned it, because I was guilty of doing it to mine!

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congratulations on your new tools now the fun starts you know the accessorize that will come.... bits. guides tables, wood its a never ending thing.. enjoy
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Welcome, Carol... Take a look at some of these.. they're easier to make than they appear.

http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...our-table.html

There's some people who have no interest in making their own, and I respect that but if you have the interest, they're not all that tough.

The 50 or so tables on the linked thread are members here, so you can ask questions directly! :-)

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... they're easier to make than they appear. . . .
I'm worried about accuracy. A good commercial table will be reasonably straight and square. I don't have a full shop. It might make sense for me to use a sturdy base stand with the option of switching the tool on the top as needed, and as I add tools.

I can see me making a real mess if I make a less-than-straight table and use that to make other things.

Although that would not preclude me making or fudging the base.
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As for bits.
I got the 45 bit set from mlcs when I finally got my 1/2 router. Best bits available? Nope. But IMHO a good value for an initial set up

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Hi Carol

Your fine work makes me think of the shuttles below..

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