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I just picked up a PC router table 696 (thick steel and aluminium top - made in USA). I have a Hatachi router combo and was considering gettting a dedictated router for the table rather than switching it out each time.

Do you guys use a dedicated router for your table set-up?

Mabye I could pick up a PC 690...?
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I do now, I added the 3 1/4 hp Triton. But I ran for years with just two routers and took it out and used it as needed.
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I used my pc690 in my table saw extension and had a few plunge routers . Going to build a separate router table with a PC7518.
You can't have to many routers or router tables in most of these guys opinions lol

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I had one that spent most of its time in the table. If you are going to dedicate one to a table I would go larger than a 690.

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Good info.

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It depends upon how often you would be needing to use the router in a table. Most of my routers are table mounted in dedicated tables with dedicated fences so it makes it faster to do a job.

Yesterday I needed to do round-overs on some pieces of wood, but didn't want to remove a router from a table. I had the router shown in the photos for several years, but seldom used it. I mounted it to the aluminum plate that came with the router then hung it on the side of the workbench. Since I was only making light cuts it would not be under any stress. It did the job. Instead of building another table I will probably just mount this router to a piece of plywood so it can be hung from the workbench for quick work. I will also add a dust port on the fence. It will be a dedicated router for just light round-overs. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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