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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-14-2020, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Default Hi from Melbourne Australia

Hi thanks for letting me join.
I've been involved in various trades but am now just learning and experimenting with some of the finer points of woodworking.
I bought a Ryobi Plunge router which is ok but I've discovered it doesn't seem to be a good choice for a router table which is what I really want a router for 90% of the time. One reason is it doesn't have a lockable "on" button. The other is it is awkward enough to adjust depth of cut upright let alone upside down under a table.
I don't mind the Ryobi plunge router but I have decided I need something else as a dedicated table router... no doubt of which I will ask a heap of questions about here.
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Welcome Andy. There are a number of routers which can be adjusted from above the table these days which takes a lot of the pain out of using a plunge router for your table, as opposed to a motor only installed in a lift. You still have to reach under to lock and unlock the the router in position but if you leave access to it that’s a small annoyance.
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Hello and welcome to the router forum, Andy
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Hi and welcome Andy.
Was that the Ryobi RRT-1600 plunge router from Bunnings by any chance?
That's what I bought as my first router, and it's (in my opinion) a great unit.
I have bought another router (Makita) for my router table, so that now gives me the flexibility to do either with relative ease.

I'm jealous of your Melbourne location, but only for easy access to Timbecon. I have to order my stuff for delivery up to Newcastle.
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