It's my intent to build a router table,a benchtop similar to the OP model. I was at first planning to stick my Hitachi M12V2 3 1/4 hp in the table. Since then I've been more swayed to keeping the Hitachi for a wood planer using a set of router skis. So that left my other two router for the table,a Milwaukee 5615 1 1/4 hp fixed base,or a Porter Cable 8529 plunge router 2 hp.
So I was then planning to stick the 8529 in the table,easier to lift and with 2 hp should have sufficient power for that. Problem is I understand that it is very difficult to remove the springs from the 8529. So should I just move the Hitachi from table to skis as necessary? Can I put the PC into the table and use it with the springs still in?
Would appreciate any insight.
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