I need another router!
Hopefully, youíll understand my question. Within the last year, I purchased a Bosch 1617EVSPK with both the plunge and fixed based. Then, I decided I needed a router table so I went with the small Bosch RA1181 and bought their lift. I am not a machinist so I wanted to minimize the adjustments/adaption I had to make. So, that router now sits in the table and Iím not inclined to take it in and out which renders the plunge base an expensive paper weight.
I want to get a router to use for hand held work, including operations that may/will require bushings. Thatís where it is really confusing. I could buy just the fixed base Bosch 1617 which would save a few dollars and utilize the plunge base I already have. But, in reading reviews etc. it looks like the Porter Cable bushings are the standard and Iíve read conflicting reviews on the bushings that fit the Bosch. I hate to go out and buy a new set up from Porter Cable that would have to include their plunge base. I do like the Bosch I have.
Am I over analyzing this? Any input would be appreciated specifically good quality bushings that will fit the Bosch (if such a thing exists). I will be trying dovetails and am waiting on the Rockler dovetail jig if that helps. My new router has to be Ĺ inch. Thanks for your help.