Hi Stive, Thats a whole lot of power for a first router. I recently purchased one, mainly for table use. But I did use it freehand a few times before dropping it in the table. It's a great router. I try to check in here everyday so if you have any specific questions don't hesitate to PM me. Also I'm just about finished with a new router table I'm building to solve a few issues I've had with this router in my existing table. I plan to post the details,hows,and whys,by this weekend.
Rusty If You Want It Bad, You Get It Bad The Worse You Want It, The Worse You Get It