Hi, I'm Tom, and I'm a tool buyer
I also occasionally use them, but not often enough. Over two decades I've been stocking up against the day when I'll have time enough to do all the things I've promised my wife. You know, new kitchen cabinets, the bathroom vanity, and on and on.
Well, I still don't spend near enough time to really develop my skill, but I'm making a point of working with found wood to develop skill before I tackle projects my wife will have to look at. It's a blast.
My current project is a work bench. Next up will be converting the extension table on my table saw to a router table, with lift. Hence my interest in this form. I haven't purchased a lift yet, so any advice is welcome. I've got a Porter Cable 690 (one of my two original tools purchased before the days of internet shopping) with both plunge and fixed bases, but will probably get a dedicated motor unit to mount to the table.
Workshop is in my basement, a bit cold in the winter and with just enough room to rip a 4 x 8 sheet on the table saw if I arrange well. Everything is on wheels.
Located in southeastern Vermont, bike riding and whitewater kayaking take up much of the time I don't spend working, cooking for my family and friends, hand roasting coffee, and moving firewood.